Fruit has been at a really good price at the store

Breakfast banana split - I topped my banana with raspberries, blue berries, pineapple yogurt and nuts.
@GardenGerty (106517)
United States
August 3, 2008 9:45pm CST
We bought lots of different things. I made a wonderful summer breakfast by splitting a banana, putting raspberries and blue berries on it, as well as some lite vanilla yogurt. I garnished it with fresh pineapple wedges, and sprinkled cashews on top. We ate it on the patio. Do you have a favorite fruit? Do you eat breakfast? Where do you like to eat your breakfast?
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Aug 08
prices of fruits really differ here in sweden from time to time. but we don't care. we just love fruits a lot. anyway, my favorite fruit of all time is rambutan. however, it is too expensive here in sweden so, i try to skip that. i am also very addicted to watermelons. yummy and juicy! i eat them anytime of the day, breakfast, lunch, dinner or sometime in betweens.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I am going to have to look up the rambutan. I have never heard of it before.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
After reading about rambutan I can say that I have never seen them in the store here. I know of a store that might get them, but it is in another town.
• Canada
4 Aug 08
i absolutely adore fresh produce. i shop at the local farmer's market here in dartmouth, nova scotia, where the cost of produce is greatly reduced. i can spend 20 dollars get enough to last quite a while! my favorite fruit is hands down the pineapple. love it. i love berries of all types! for breakfast, i often have berries with vanilla yogurt and a handful of granola. i love your user name, by the way :)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
4 Aug 08
i like pineapples, too. however, they are so difficult to find here in sweden. mostly, i get pineapples in cans, the preserved ones and are really not as delicious as the fresh ones. but whenever i crave for it, i have no choice but to get the pineapples in cans.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I find that pineapple is so healthy, especially when I have a sore throat or feel a cold coming on. I understand that it also is supposed to help with arthritis pain. If I cannot get fresh, I find that frozen is pretty good. Pineapple from a can I will eat, but it seems to not be quite so good.
@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I like fruits. But for breakfast I don't like to eat all kind of fruits. Specially I use banana, grapes and berries for breakfast. On the top of fruits I like cool whip.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Those fruits are really good combined. My husband likes Cool Whip on his fruit as well. I had just as soon have vanilla yogurt. I like nuts on top of it all. I like just about any kind of nuts, right now we have cashews.
@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Those fruits are really good combined. My husband likes Cool Whip on his fruit as well. I had just as soon have vanilla yogurt. I like nuts on top of it all. I like just about any kind of nuts, right now we have cashews.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
My favorite fruit is Mango and avocado...I like strawberries to.. I love it when I combine this fruits with milk and make it a fruit shake. Eating the ripe mango alone is very nice. I love it. Yes we eat breakfast mostly in front of the tv. Our house is small and the dining and living room are just showing side by side so it doesn't matter where we eat breakfast.
@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I really like avocado, but I have never had it as a shake. I think of avocado as guacamole, mostly, with tomatoes, lime or lemon, peppers and onions, a little salt. I eat it with chips. I do like mango, around here a lot of people do not know how to peel and eat them. It is a lot of fun for me to go to stores that have different fruits.
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
You should taste avocado as a shake it is really delicious. If you were here I will treat you to one
@cjmobxnc (137)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I try to eat breakfast as much as possible. Mornings that I have to work (I am a breakfast attendant at a local hotel) I normally eat at work. When I am off, I mostly have a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee. Lately, I've been eating fresh canteloupe.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I think it would be interesting to be a breakfast attendant at a motel. I would love to see the travelers. That is an extra bonus to be able to eat there as well. It is good to eat the cantaloupe when it is so yummy and in season.
• United States
4 Aug 08
Oh gosh Gerty that sounds divine :))) I am not sure I have a favorite fruit as I adore all kinds of fruits and veggies. The one fruit I do not care much for is cantaloupe. i just can do with out it but I do eat it for the vitamin A on occasion, if it is real ripe.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
My daughter in law cannot do cantaloupe at all. I will peel some for my son and for the kids from time to time. My grandson likes lots of fruits and veggies, granddaughter too. Better than either of their parents.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Your breakfast banana looks sooo yummy. I love eating most of the fruits.My favorites are watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries kiwi,and grapes. The fruit here is also high so I buy it when it goes on sale,but it don't happend to often when it goes on sale.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I am afraid we have seen about the end of the cheaper cantaloupe, and I buy frozen strawberries at this time of year, because they are cheaper. I think you have described a really tasty fruit salad.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
4 Aug 08
We have been eating alot of fruit lately. I like almost all fruit. I buy whatever is on sale, I am not picking.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
When we get to the end of summer, like about now, I find I buy a lot of frozen fruit to eat, as well as the fall and winter season stuff like apples and pears. I find I can almost always get a pretty good buy on frozen strawberries. It feels like a treat, but it is still good for me.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
4 Aug 08
breakfast is usually at home, i really cant get up n get dressed so early to go out n have, i m a housewife n dont go to a job n so that i can take my breakfast at canteen or so i getup prepare breakfast at home, i usually make noodles, breadtoast, sandwiches n as i m an indian we have more dishes to prepare for breakfast so i do that sometimes we have outside in restaurants n in the kebap corners at launch
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That is interesting. Noodles for breakfast. I would do that if I had some leftovers.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I love fresh fruit. I love to eat it just plain. I have never been filled up with just plain fruit and we always had fruit trees, bushes and vines. LOL I have a cobbler recipe that is so easy to make and it is wonderful with fresh fruit
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think I saved a copy of it once. It would be nice to have. I got my fresh blueberries for $1.50 per pound. I think I may try planting some.
@snowy22315 (58243)
• United States
4 Aug 08
My favorite fruit is probably cherries. I like them very much. I do like to eat breakfast. I usually eat fruit for breakfast. By fruit I mean jusice. Idont usually eat raw fruit. Unless I have a bananna on my cereal. I usually eat breakfast in my easy chair but if the weather is not too hot or cold I will have my coffee out on the deck.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
We are moving into some really hot weather, so will have to eat indoors for a week or so. My cherries that I grew were good.
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@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
4 Aug 08
We love fruit. But we haven't been buying too much fresh fruit this summer. We have bought lots of cantaloupe, although I refused to buy them at $3 a piece. I bought them around $2-$2.50 for my Mom, but not me. They have come down considerably and we have bought them for $1 a piece, but they were small. They are mostly $1.78-$2 now. We usually have cantaloupe with our breakfast. I eat mine either at the kitchen table, or here in the Den.
@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I like to buy cantaloupe but like you wait until the price is right. I have two I got for around $1.50 each.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
4 Aug 08
My husband works with this guy who has grown them this year. He has given my husband about 5 that were really good. The ones he bought for $1 were really small, but very good, too. It's just that you don't find those bargains all the time. While the season is in, we are trying to eat as many as we can. I will miss them when they are gone, for sure.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Cantaloupe prices are going back up around here now. The good news is that the peaches and plums are decent now. We have all kinds of winter squash and pumpkins as well. I know, that is not fruit, but they are all high in vitamin A.
• China
25 Sep 08
As a student I have no enough time in breakfast,I usually rush to school with a piece of bread. I haven't tried eating fruit for breakfast,maybe it is a great idea.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
A piece of bread, or a piece of fruit is better than going to school with nothing at all. I bet you would find it easier to concentrate if you ate something every day. A piece of fruit would be something you could take in hand while you travel to school.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I love to eat outdoors, but hubby is an inside kind of guy. We both like fruit, but his favorite is banana and mine is probably grapefruit although I've hardly ever met a fruit I didn't like. Your breakfast sounds wonderful!
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Hubby eats a minimum of two bananas daily. If he does not, he gets leg cramps. We originally assumed it was a potassium shortage, but he eats potatoes and other high potassium foods, so it probably is magnesium. I love grapefruit, and will peel them and eat them like oranges. I am like you and enjoy a wide variety of fruits.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I wish the price would drop her. It is lower now that it is being harvested locally but it is still higher then last years prices. Your breakfast does sound delicious.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I am thinking I did not buy much fruit last year. I do not even remember last year, to tell you the truth. I was kind of stressed most of last summer. This year is better. Maybe that is why I have so much more appreciation this year. Local is of course always more economical. Farmer's Markets are fantastic places to buy fresh.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
5 Aug 08
I've noticed its an awesome price here too. I eat strawberries and yogurt a lot for breakfast. My favourites would be raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. I really enjoy eating breakfast on the deck.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Sounds like a terrific berry blend. Right for a month or so it seemed too hot or muggy to eat outside. Weather is settling down again, though, so it will be more alfresco dining for us.
@ngaspero (851)
• Italy
4 Aug 08
Hi, you lucky!! In Italy this yoear is fruit very expensive, and also season fruit like peaches or grape that we produce, anyway I like a lot cantaloup, strawberry and cerryes.. Nun
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Fruit you produce yourself is always very satisfying.
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
i love to eat fruits. its healthy and full of vitamins. we also have good price here in our country. thats why i can buy different kind of fruits that i can eat.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I bet you can get quite a variety. Probably some I have never had.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That sounds like a very nutritious breakfast you had there! I like most all fruits myself, especially grapes, watermelon, and cherries! I am glad that the fruit prices were really good at your store. The prices here have been pretty high lately so I haven't been buying as much lately. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!
@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think the raspberries needed to be moved before they spoiled in the store, so they were just one dollar a container. They went a lot further than I thought. We also ended up with raspberry muffins, I used a mix that I had made from a recipe from Villeageanne.
@AmbiePam (50688)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I would dine on watermelon every morning if I could. When we were little and went on vacation, if we happened to stay at a place with room service, I would scour their menu with hopes of finding a fruit plate. I love fruit! A breakfast of cateloupe, watermelon, and grapefruit would be an awesome start to a day.
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@GardenGerty (106517)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Yes, I remember my grandpa growing sugar baby watermelons. My cousin and I thought that was such a treat to split one.