What's Your FAvorite Summer Fruit?

Fruits for Summer Season - My Favorite fruits for my favorite Season of the Year!!!
@margaux08 (1094)
Philippines
March 5, 2009 8:20pm CST
Hi MyLotters! Summer is here again in the Philippines and it is the time to enjoy fruits where you can buy at much cheaper proces. Last week, I bought a kilo of ripe mangoes and it was only @ 1USD!!I am thinking of making fruit shakes every week even everyday!!! I love ripe mangoes so much!!! But I am looking forward to get a taste of watermelon this summer. My kids are so into strawberries, I might buy some as well... I am also looking forward to have a taste with my other summer fruits like pomelo and melon. What about you? Do you have any favorite summer fruits?
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@CRSunrise (2982)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My favorite summertime fruits are watermelons and strawberries. These fruits are the best when they're fresh and juicy. I could eat these fruits at any time. I love them.
• United States
6 Mar 09
We could be friends.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi CR Sunrise, I can eat those fruits all day!!!
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
i love mangoes too. here in davao, i think fruits are far cheaper here. you can choose from different kinds of mangoes. you must also try mixing mangoes and avocados with condensed milk. it is soo yummy.. try it with your family.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Are you sure it's a good combination? I'm not into avocado since it has an after taste. My kids are also not exposed to avocados since I am not buying any. But probably this is the best chance for them to have a taste. Thanks for the suggestion... And btw, I like the durian no matter how strong the odor is! I went to Davao way back (as in Way back...when my hubby and I were still bf/gf) and I swear I don't want to go back here in Manila!!! We went to Magnolia there and ate Durian Ice Cream. I liked it! I wish we could bring our twin daughters in Davao one of these days...
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
yes, try it for yourself. i like avocado shake too. durian? i also like durian, especially the "puyat". i hope you can bring your twins here too...i am sure they will love the place. less traffic, less noise.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Yup! and less pollution...
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
When I was there, I really enjoyed mangoes, both ripe & green.Its hard to find the same quality mangoes here in Michigan. And oh I miss 'singkamas' too! They have one here, they just call it Jicama and its quite expensive. A large piece can sometimes cost $4 when 4-6 pcs of gala apples just cost $1. On summer time, I look forward to picking my own cherries & blueberries. The activity itself is fun and at the same time, I love both fruits. Other fruits I love eating are cantaloupe,honeydew and watermelon too!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
What!! That's way sooooooo expensive! You can buy a piece of big "singkamas" here at only 10Php!
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• United States
6 Mar 09
Yes, it depends where I am, because I have moved around a lot. If I'm overseas I love the seasonal fruits especially cherries, watermelons, strawberries, and pomegranetes. They are usually cheap in other countries during the season and they taste so much better than the fruit we get in the US, which is also more expensive.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi BrianDaniel, Since you travel a lot, please don't hesitate to visit our country. Summertime is the best time for you to come over and enjoy the sweetest tastes of these fruits you like.
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• United States
6 Mar 09
Thanks for the invite, Margaux. I've never had the opportunity. Thailand is the closest I've been.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
1,377 more miles and you'll set your foot to the Philippines!
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
My favorite summer fruit is a watermelon. It is so juicy and tasty. Whenever we prepare a watermelon shake, I mix some yogurt and milk to make it creamier. Yummy!
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@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
6 Mar 09
Wow - that sounds great! Would you care to share a recipe? Mmmmm
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Just cube the watermelon (cubed from three big slices), blend it with cubed ice to make it colder and more refreshing then mix the yogurt or milk about a cup or it depends on your preference. For sweeter taste, just add a tsp of sugar. Good for two glasses.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Now I'm starving!
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• India
6 Mar 09
hi all i love to eat water melon,oranges and grapes in the summers since they all are very juicy.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
These are all very lovely to eat, shiwangipeswani..especially in Summerdays. Thank you!
• India
8 Mar 09
hi very true happy lotting
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
7 Mar 09
My favorte summer fruits are watermelon , strawberry.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Two of the nicest choices... Thank you!
@aweins (4200)
• India
6 Mar 09
hi margaux08, my dear friend, i love fruits and juices. especially i love to have fresh fruit juices. i give it to my little kidoo too. she also enjoys eating fruits and juices. in hot climate i love to have watermelons especially when kept in my refrigerator for some time. my hubby love to have it and love to eat watermelons , oranges, grapefruit, in hot weather a lot. i love to have fruit salad too.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Hi aweins, I love reading yur response. It's like I can relate. We're both married and have kids (or kid?) and love sto do something for the family especially when it comes to preparing foods and drinks for them. Thank you for responding, really appreciate it!
@michmich2 (432)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I love lots of summer fruits! I'm looking forward to cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, peaches and plums the most! I was just at the grocery store today and they're really starting to get the good fruits in stock. They looked pretty good but I'm going to wait a while longer until they look even better. I'm really looking forward to making a huge delicious fruit salad!
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Hey, count me in! i love fruit salads as well... Seems that we will both have a one delicious summer!
@cupkitties (7439)
• United States
6 Mar 09
My favorite is Oranges and I also love strawberries, watermelon and banana. I tasted mango once but don't remember it.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
You should have a taste of mango again, you won't regret it! Usually I mix banana when I do mango shake. It's soooooo yummy!
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@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I adore watermelon and could eat it all day long! After a long hard days work in the sun nothing is more pleasing than a piece of fruit that leaks juice! lol! I have always loved watermelon, but I would never turn down a good strawberry either!!!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
...and mangoes... and tangerines...and the list is endless!
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• India
6 Mar 09
hello there, i love eating mangoes and they are available only in summer...so, almost all of summer, i spend eating mangoes....but i have been told that its not good to eat many mangoes, especially in summer, because of the heat it give to our body............its good to eat the cool ones in summer.....and i like watermelon too..... have a nice day.......and enjoy your summer
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
And enjoy your summer too!!! Keep in touch!
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@uicbear (1902)
• United States
6 Mar 09
I love melons in the summer. I like watermelon and cantelope as well. But, I have to say my favorite fruit in the summer, which also happens to be a melon, is honeydew melon. I'm really not too fond of the tropical fruit like mangoes or even pinnapple, but if they are in a fruit salad the more the merrier. I do like strawberries and grapes, which are much reliably sweet in the summer months, but they are in stores all year long now. One other fruit that I really enjoy, especially since the season is so short are, cherries. The last few years, they have only been around for a couple weeks and then poof.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi uicbear, I didn't know there are varieties of melon until I read your response.Thank you for this info, this is much appreciated. Ususally, during summer, what we do is to have a melon shake. or have condensed milk or all-purpose cream as toppings when we eat the melons as desserts. Yummy!
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• Philippines
6 Mar 09
i love melon(water melon or chinese melon) and mango..ive been a loyal lover to these fruits no matter what the season is as long as there's available in the market..and also bananas..maybe because these fruits are abundant in our country and very affordable..and they taste so yummy, soothing to my taste buds..
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi blair, wow, what a user name! You must be a fan of gossip girl! me too!!! When I buy something from Starbucks,and the barista will ask for my name, I sometimes tell them that it's "Blair." Hahha!!! And about the fruits, yup! Since we belong to the same country then we're really talking about abundance of bananas and melon. Happy myLotting and happy viewing Gossip Girl!!! We go girl!!!
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
oh..you too?? great!! im a super fun of GG..i love leighton meester so much..she's a great actress and very pretty.. i love her name too, as you can see.. so you're a filipino? from where? kamusta? heheh Go girl!!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi Blair, Yup, I am a Filipino from Pasig. I so love GG because of Blair no matter how beeattcch she is! . I downloaded the series 2 and together with my 8 year old twin daughters, we enjoy watching episode after episode. Hope to read more responses from you and discussions you start. Happy Mylotting! And thank you for adding me as your friend. Really appreciate it!
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Oh yes, when it comes to fruits, I've never been so happy in my life being here in India and enjoy the delicious fruits they have which is very very cheap that you can scream your heart out. I am enjoying to eat lots of seedless grapes here, be it green or dark violet in color, it is really cheap here, it only cost Php 30/per kilo of seedless, you cannot get that in our country. I am also waiting for mangoes to come. It is not yet their season here, probably by the month of April of Mid of March, i will buy lots of big, very very big mangoes of India , which is like a papaya in size. The price is $1.50 per kilo. It depends upon the type of mangoes, here in India they have the most number of types in mangoes. Be it ripe or unripe, i don't know much the names, they come in different colors and scents and shapes. I also like melons and watermelons here. They have three types of melons here. There are canary melons here, then the original husky melon and the round and pointed melons, very sweet and juicy you will drool.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
Hi strawberrychocodahi, What!?!!! Is it really that cheap!!! I AM SO ENVIOUS!!! My twin daughters always, and I mean, ALWAYS wanted me to buy them seedless grapes but I am really bound to my daily budget. And look at you! If only India is just a mile away then I will be the regular customer in the markets there for seedless grapes. And mangoes as big as papayas!!! Are you kidding? I wanted to get one!! I am now drooling...
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
I am not kidding Margaux, i am here enjoying seedless grapes for the price of only 30 -50 pesos one kilo and the mangoes are really big like papayas, although not yet their season, but soon to come maybe month of April or May, i will try my best to take a photo of it and post it on my profile for you to see. Happy mylotting!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I am looking forward for the pix. Gosh.. I envy you. I better start saving money to visit India and enjoy seedless grapes for the price of Php30-50 only...
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
6 Mar 09
I just love mangoes as well. Right from green to sweet ones. I love it shakes, custards and other parental recipes that my mom prepares. I love sour green mango juice, it tastes awesome! And sweet mango shake with milk and crushed ice - simply superb! I also love citrus fruits in summer and water melon also. Red water melon syrup not only tastes but but has an amazing color and flavor. I keep experimenting with the coctails.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hi Mimpi, Probably you can start a discussion with mango recipes so I can respond too and learn a lot from it! I only know refrigerator cake. But since I love cooking and tasting... and eating... I want to learn more of these recipes! The kids will love them, I'm sure!!! Can you share some cocktails too?
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
6 Mar 09
I would have dear but myLot doesn't allow recipes to post! I can share though, there are other ways. Mango cake is great (was that what you referring to?) and mango ice creams? yummy....
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Yup, I was referring to those tasty treats. I didn't knwo that myLot prohibits recipes here... I wonder why...
@bubbletush (1333)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
I love chilled watermelons! Also during summer, ripe mangoes are very sweet. I love making mango shake to beat the summer heat.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Hey me too! I can make fresh ripe mango shakes, with or without milk; or even green mango shake which taste good as well. You should try if you haven't done so already.
• Philippines
6 Mar 09
Yeah i've tried the green mango shake but I love green mango dipped in bagoong more!!!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Yup! Nothing can beat that...!
@balasri (26545)
• India
24 Mar 09
Undoubtably the king of fruits the Mangoes.The summer has set in and the fruits are trickling into the market.My favorite one is 'Imam Pasand' meaning the choice of the kings.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Hi balasri, First of all, thank you for considering me as your friend. I really appreciate your being spontaneous on responding to some of the discussions I started. Thank you for the information about "Imam Pasand.' These things will be part of my knowledge chest and hopefully will be used effectively in some conversation. Thank you again my new friend!
@balasri (26545)
• India
24 Mar 09
Thanks a lot for accepting my friendship and the compliments.I am looking forward to see you more and share the knowledge between us.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
18 Mar 09
Yeah... I noticed a lot more varieties of fruits of late too! Mangoes are back in season, which would mean spending more to get them on the table. A kilo for only USD 1?!? that is cheap! Here, we are talking about almost USD 2 each for a sizable one! If I was in your town, I'd be gorging on those fruits everyday!
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Yup, that is sooooooooo true! It's getting cheaper as we feel the summer heat.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
25 Mar 09
@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
6 Mar 09
i do love summer fruits. the first thing that comes in here are strawberries, i'm crazy about stwarberries, peaches & watermelon. be glad when it's time for them.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Hi Antiquelady, I know there are a lot of fresh fruits there in your place especially strawberries. But Please come and visit the Philippines and have a tour in Strawberry Farm in Baguio City and you won't be disappointed! My kids loved the time when they picked their own strawberries and ate them right after washing. What a great experience!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
7 Mar 09
i'm sure it's a beautiful sight. i just have a feeling that the phillipies is a lovely place to start with. i appreciate the invitation. have a happy weekennd.