I am not really a fruit eater and I can live a day or days without eating fruits. This is even true with hubby. When we are doing the grocery, we don’t stay long at the fruit and vegetable section. Sometimes we just pretend to like some like banana or apple but these would only get rotten in the fruit bowl. The only fruit we always thought of buying is orange but we don’t eat it. We press three or four of them to have fresh orange juice instead. We both like tropical fruits though but eating one a day is absolutely out of the question.
Speaking of tropical fruits, it so happened along time ago we both had this unusual liking for a melon. We took one sort from the different melons in the section. Back home, we sat and grab piece by piece of that melon while having a conversation. Then we kept quiet, stared at the melon and started talking again. Until I could no longer help it but said that it tasted like acetone. He agreed to me and he said again that it tasted like acetone. And how the hell we said it tasted like acetone as if we really have tasted an acetone. Eeeh! Who would want to try to get a drop of acetone in the mouth! But that was how our tongue interpreted the taste of the melon.
A few days ago, I was tempted by the different kinds of melons in the fruit section so I thought of buying one. But I could not seem to remember which one tastes like acetone as it was years ago when we had it. Without hesitation, I took the one above. But the moment I smell it after cutting, I realized it was the one that tasted like acetone. Even hubby said, “that’s the one” when he got a bit in his mouth. After searching, I learned that it’s a cantaloupe or muskmelon. I thought cantaloupes are those small round with yellow skin melons. I don’t like watermelons with red flesh but the one with yellow flesh tastes better to me. It’s just that I was hopeless to differentiate between the muskmelon and the water melon with yellow flesh. Now I know…
Too many melons. All tastes good but one taste like acetone. Which one?