As the kids get older I have noticed that they are eating a lot more. A year ago DD would eat one chicken leg and DS would eat maybe a bit of a chicken leg (he has never been a big meat eater). In the last few months one roasted chicken would disappear and they would be asking for more.
One day while shopping I notice the Game hens and realized it had been years since I had made then and I also thought the kids would get a kick out of having their own little chicken. The kids did get a kick out of it and they loved the slight gaminess of the bird.
Herd Roasted Game Hens 4 game hens a few bunches each of fresh time and rosemary several cloves garlic onion lime or lemon salt pepper olive oil
rinse the hens and pat dry preheat over to about 400 - 425F season the inside of the birds with salt and pepper stuff inside the bird little bits of everything else put more of your onion and herbs in a roasting dish place the hens on the herbs season the outside of the hens with salt pepper and a little olive oil
Okay so there really isn't much mystery in this one, i is starfruit and I am sure most people have seen this one in the stores. However, it is one of my favorite, it is juicy with a hint of acid like an orange plus a slight pear flavor. it is just good!
Pitaya or Dragon Fruit This Dragon fruit had a tropical flavor kind of like papaya or melon with the typical musky undertone of most tropical fruits. I just cut the fruit in half and tried a few bites with a spoon. I did not care for it but once I did a little reading it appears that it is often made as a sorbet with straberries and I can see it being very good that way.
About once a month something will pop up in the produce section of my local grocery store that I do not recognise or I have never tried before. I have been calling them mystery fruits and this one is one of the first that I tried. To tell the truth I find most of these mystery fruits to have a musty or musky taste kind of like musk melon or papaya which I am not a fan of. This fruit was not any different, it was sweet with a texture almost like the inside of a pumpkin with a slightly acidic musk like undertone.