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I have a confession to make. In the Philippines I have never tasted any freshly picked cherry. I only got to bite the one on top of a smoothie, black forest cake and oh well, the bottled cherries I used in the chilled mango cake.

It’s been more than 5 months since I came here, and still I never appreciated any of the fruits in the market. Probably it’s my loyalty to Philippine brands that’s keeping me. That’s why even I met more than 100 varieties of mangoes during last month’s festival, I still long for the manggang kalabaw back home.

But finally, I met my match. My first munch of Lebanese cherries hit me! It tasted like duhat (blackberry), it’s lightly sweet and perfect when quite chilled and a little sprinkling of iodized salt makes it yummier. I am now starting to enjoy the fruit scene in UAE.

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6 Responses to “Lebanese cherries”

mom and i make picked mangoes all the time. yesterday, we were able to get indian mangoes and a jar of bagoong – a combination that tastes heavenly =).

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July 8th, 2008

Woweee! Ang sarap naman. :) The indian mangoes here are the ones literally from that country, not the cute mangoes from the Philippines. The bagoong in Pinoy section in supermarkets is ok naman, but I super miss manggang kalabaw. I’m a big fan of manggang hilaw at bagoong!

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July 8th, 2008

i eat cherries everyday! freshly picked here in california cherry farms..its the season again so eto yan ang merienda ko everyday…walang ganyan sa pinas e…

i like the big and crunchy ones…kahit expensive pa sya..i buy like 3lbs of it! haha….(ngayon mga $4 per lb na sya dito) and with iodized salt syempre!!! yummmmmmieeeeee!

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July 8th, 2008

The pic makes me wanna pic some of those cherries of my monitor and put them in my mouth. I’ve always had this fantasy of picking fruits from a tree or an orchard and filling up the whole basket.

Veas last blog post..The Camden’s Prodigal Daughter

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July 9th, 2008

@Rhea: Cherry season pala dyan. I can imagine how ‘red’ is the market because of that. Lucky you, freshly picked ba naman. :)

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July 9th, 2008

@Vea: Same wish here, I’m looking forward to that moment that I’m in a berry and cherry plantation. :)

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July 9th, 2008