Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ode to Abiu

This is not a recipe.  This is to thank God for his.  For all the recipes of creation he has come up with; so many, simply unbeatable fruits in this world of ours, which really need nothing further from us.  These Abiu, for instance. I can't think of any better way to eat them, than to just eat them. You'd have a hard time improving on anything so good.

Simply cut the fruit in half, then spoon out the creamy, instant vanilla custard.  I have found that most of the visitors, friends, repair guys, etc., coming by, have never heard of Abiu..  They're not too well known, I guess you could say.  A South of the Border phenomenon. At least Wikipedia has heard of them.

Some years the fruit flies get them and we have to tie little net bags around the fruit.  This year, as I've mentioned, even though I did bag some, the unbagged ones don't seem to be bothered.  My theory is that since there are so many little strawberry guavas fruiting right now, they're keeping all the fruit flies too busy to go looking under leaves for this fruit.
But who really knows the mind? of a fruit fly?  The other day they were buzzing all around my Thai Basil.  Maybe they're developing a taste for Thai food. I also like the way abiu don't all ripen at once.  You have a sort of pantry effect here. 


  1. I've never heard of these, but they look wonderful. I'll have to look for them the next time I'm in more tropical climes.

  2. They're one of those transplanted to Hawaii aliens that do well here. Like me, I guess.

  3. First of all, thanx for stopping by my blog and giving me a chance to find yours. I'm in love with the idea of this fruit, particularly, and have never tasted it. The picture of it being scooped out really had me drooling, though.

  4. I so agree with u and love ur thoughts and yeah we have a common friend and love-Jesus,He rocks my life too!!!!

  5. It grows in my yard and in the nature here. It's a brazilian plant, and there is some others in other colors and tastes :)