Monday, May 3, 2010

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . a few glasses honey tangerine juice
12:00 . . more tangerine juice, fresh-pressed
3:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe
5:00 . . . ~ 20 honey tangerines
7:00 . . . more honey tangerines + 1 lb. campari tomatoes

Play: walking/running outside, dance, stretching

A few days ago I got 8 dozen honey tangerines and they were gone in a couple of days! Between me and my husband they don't stand a chance. And I was thinking that may be the last of them since I bought out the store. Then yesterday I went out urban foraging and found another supply at a different store. So I bought THEM out and got 9 dozen! What a coup! I was in heaven! I guess I'm just going to go around town snatching up the last of the honeys. I have no shame.

This year their orange syrup seems even better than ever. I am blissfully dizzily drunk on their soothing sweet nectar. I feel like a baby drinking mother's milk when I drink the juice. I am in love.

Yesterday I was thinking about how I used to prepare a meal for guests. With a salad + dressing, a vegetarian entree, some bread, and a dessert, there would be like a million ingredients in there! The salad dressing alone had 7-8 ingredients, then say another 7-8 in the salad, probably 10-20 in the entree, 8 in the bread, and another 10 in the dessert. That's around 50 ingredients that the body has to deal with like a chemistry laboratory! Just in one meal! No wonder my brain felt mixed up all the time. : )

Now I usually have ONE ingredient at a time. (Sometimes I go crazy and have 2 or even 3!)

And the one ingredient I currently cannot live without is honey tangerines. I am going to go into mourning when they are gone. I will be like a drug addict in a panic, I fear. Sigh.


  1. I've been wondering if you always buy organic.

  2. Hi, Debbie. . . No, I buy some organic, but most of it is not, to be honest. I go for quality first and foremost. And I do the best I can in an imperfect world. :)

  3. Hi Jules,

    Just want to let you know that I have decided to go on a 100% fruit diet starting today. However I don't want to get underweight too much.I was thinking buying a lot of bananas and making that pudding that you mentioned several times in your blog except that I add blueberries in it. I believe that if I eat enough bananas, organic dates , figs I will get enough calories to keep a decent weight? I am currently at 162 for a height of 6.2 on a Fruitarian-Rawfoodit diet. Of course I intend to eat plenty of citrus fruits , tomatoes and so on. I am like you I don't buy organic, they are too expensive.

    Thank you,


  4. Hi, Fred. . . That's good news! Sounds like you are prepared to do well. I like what Doug Graham says: "Eat, eat, eat, all you want. No problems." :)

  5. sweetfruitloverMay 7, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Hi Jules,

    I was in the grocery store this afternoon, and I spotted some really yummy looking tangerines. They were just calling me over - they had a really dark orange color and looked heavy with juice. I wasn't going to buy tangerines because I usually get my citrus at the farmer's market. But when I got closer I could see that they were honey tangerines, and I remembered your passion for them. Also, they're from Florida, and we don't usually see Florida citrus here in California.

    Well, I bought 7 of them - they weren't organic, and I thought I'd better test them out before I bought my usual huge amount. And when I got home I juiced them up and...

    OMG, I'm in heaven!!!! You're right, they're unbelievably delicious. I can't remember tasting anything that amazing in a while. I'm going back to that store and buying at least ten pounds if not 20, lol. I think I've found a new love!

    Thanks for turning me on to these. They're really amazing. I've been buzzing around ever since!

  6. Hi, sfl! Thank you so much for this great story! Believe me, I DO understand. Ha, ha. I just had some juice myself. It is hard to top it, for sure. You just made my day! Blessings to you. ♥