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Pink Grapefruit

>> Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I could be the world's pickiest eater. I'm pretty sure I've heard of people pickier than me, but I've never met one. At least not one that was over the age of 6. One of the reasons I love my future Sister-in-Law so much is because we are kindred in this way. She is also a picky eater. I can not tell you the joy it is to no longer be the only one at family gatherings who is fussy about food (Thank you, Kayla!). I really don't like being as particular as I am. I adore cookbooks and before I've even cracked the binding on one, half of the recipes have been eliminated for me because I won't eat what's in them. I know I'm missing out on some great stuff. I know it. I just can't seem to help it.

That is why it is unbelievable to me that I am eating grapefruit for breakfast as I type this post. Grapefruit was on my list of "I don't like ems" and I hadn't tasted it in years (probably decades). Something strange was happening, though. I was in love with all things that smelled like grapefruit. Body washes, lotions, shampoos, soaps, name it. If it smelled like grapefruit, I wanted it. I continued to believe that it was just some weird phenomena that I loved the smell so much despite not enjoying the taste. It never occurred to me to try it.


One day while at Whole Foods with my Mom, she convinced me to try a sample of the grapefruit they had on display. I decided she was right, I needed to prove, once and for all, that I do not like grapefruit. I grabbed the tongs and lifted the plastic dome they had covering the citrus wedges. I picked a small one because I knew I wasn't going to enjoy it. I walked around with the slice in my hand for several minutes, trying to talk myself into tasting it, but certain I was going to have to spit it immediately out onto the floor of Whole Foods, which would have been embarrassing.

Finally I realized how childish I was being and just did it. I put the fruit in my mouth and tried it. To my utter surprise, the first words that came out of my mouth were "This is delicious!"

So now my love of Pink/Red Grapefruit is all encompassing. I love the smell and I love the taste. So much so that I have even splurged on the Del Monte Cups of Grapefruit at Costco. They are way too expensive but oh, my....they are wonderful.

So let me be an encouragement to all of you today.....try new things! You just might like them!

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