One of the easiest movie tricks to execute in real life is the double take. Double takes can be emphatic (stopping in your tracks to get a better look at something) or subtle (a mere double glance, often confused for an aggressive wink).
Wandering around the Saturday farmers market, I was thrilled to find myself in a situation in which a double take was entirely warranted. I had just purchased some delicious avocadoes from Ellwood Farm in Winchester Canyon and was fantasizing about the guacamole I would make with them. That’s when I did the double take.
What… what were those things?!
Arranged on the table of the Foley Farm stand were a cluster of some of the strangest looking things I’ve ever seen at a farmers market (and that’s including a dreadlocked woman playing the didgeridoo).
These things looked like what would happen if an ugly pinecone ate an everlasting gobstopper and the dessert course was key lime pie (not blueberry, as in the unfortunate case of Violet Beauregarde):
James offered me a sample. It tasted like a combination of a banana and a pineapple, with the texture of a kiwi. Obviously, I bought one. I ate it in the simplest way: I simply cut it in half and scooped out the inside with a spoon.
Cherimoyas are all over farmers markets in Southern California right now, so why not do a double take? Or a triple take if you really can’t figure out what the heck it is? I love discovering new foods, and this bizarre-looking fruit is going to become a staple in my local summer snacking.
Cue: montage of Meghan snacking on a cherimoya while sitting on the front porch, reading a book, playing golf, running through a sprinkler... you get the idea.