Friday, July 29, 2011
It's one of those weeks where life is very busy so this post will be short and sweet. Sweet like the star fruit, also known as carambola. A fruit that was in abundance where I grew up, and one that I knew would be liked, I scooped up a couple at my local whole foods store.
Both kids went nuts over the shape, and since they're in season during the summer, the fruit was juicy and delicious. I recommend peeling the thickest part of the skin which is on the tips of the 5 ridges, then slice thinly and serve. I know a person who peels all the skin off, but it's time consuming, and you're missing out on some fiber. A ripe star fruit will be a golden almost translucent yellow, and the ribs will be slightly brown at peak ripeness (another reason to trim it). And if your kid happens to be in the "yellow-beige" foods only phase of their life, this might scrape under their radar.