summer blush

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I went to the market the other day and was strolling along, basket in hand, humming quietly, keeping my eyes open for some Thai basil. Then suddenly I stopped. Right in front of me was a pile of purplish round fruits. Some were cracked open, revealing a thick interior red skin and white fluffy segments of flesh. Seeing the flesh alone reminded me of its creamy, sweet yet slightly tart taste. Of course I could not help myself. Seeing a true nature’s delicacy, I immediately filled my basket with fruit after fruit after fruit. Yes, it’s the Queen of Fruits (aka the mangosteen) and her season is upon us. Oh, rejoice!! Well.. actually by us, I mean those of us who live close enough to Southern Thailand…

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