Tuesday, July 14, 2009

each peach pear plum


I bite into the plum, hoping for juice, taste, bursts of flavour. It's soft, but pulpy and tastes vaguely of the suggestion of plum, in a watery halfhearted way. I sigh, and bin it.


I get hit with longing to be somewhere where I can reach up above me into the warm air, and pluck a piece of ripe fruit from the tree. Something decadent, a pear, a nectarine, a plum even, warmed by the sun and yielding so its skin slides beneath my teeth and there's no way to eat it without getting sticky and losing my dignity a tiny bit.
Not Tesco fruit, hard and flavourless and forced, that's turned to mush before it ever really ripens.
Perfectly ripe fruit that tastes of sweetness and sun, completely of the unadulterated essence of itself.


18 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

And then there is the watermelon. And the mango. You need to head south.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

We don't have the warm air so much, but we have plums.

jothemama said...

We've heard enough about your plums, Xbox ;D

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Ba-dum-dum tish!

jothemama said...

Oh, you set that one up! How could I let it lie?

Xbox4NappyRash said...

was a toss up between that and one about our lovely pears.

Mwa said...

That captured that perfectly. I've stopped buying Southern fruits here.

Ciara said...

The worst bit is not knowing what it's going to be like when you buy it.

The nectarines were lovely tho...

laughykate said...

Oh mangoes, mangoes, mangoes - the ones that have been grown in the same country that you are eating them in.

morgor said...

i got a load of nectarines, plums, clementines and peaches from aldi for a pittance (maybe 10c each) two weeks ago and i'm still eating them.

not bad quality to be fair.

might go get some more...

Holemaster said...

Fruit in Tesco really is awful shite. I hear Lidlaldi fruit and veg is much better and of course cheaper.

His Girl Friday said...

We were sick of the 'store' fruit as well, and have joined a farmer's co-op. Much better. :)

Demure Lemur said...

Is it just me, or is this post damn sexy?

jothemama said...

Ha :) I'm really surprised you were the first to say that - I promise though, it's really about fruit... not the other fruit. No repressed tendencies here.

jothemama said...

I don't mean I'm surprised YOU said it, I mean I'm surprised no one said it before now, just to clarify,

Ciara said...

Where are you Jo?

Demure Lemur said...

Well don't you worry, if there's any inneundo in your blog that others might miss, I'll be sure to point it out! Repressed tendencies or no, that's some provocative writing. Gets me thinking about a 'sexy foods' post. Hmmmmmm. Watch this space.

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