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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Locavore

"Pick up some bananas," I said. "If they look good."

 He grinned. "I'm pretty sure they're going to look good here."

Ten minutes later, he returned to our guest house, holding a case of Piton beer and the bananas. Smaller than the ones back home, these St. Lucian bananas nestled together, curled and cozy.

I selected one, and sat down on the balcony. Peeling back the sun-drenched wrapper, I took a bite.

Flavor. An explosion, scattering each taste bud with tropical light. "Paul!" I called, "You have got to try this!"

He ripped one off the bunch. He peeled, took a bite. His eyes widened as he savored the familiar, yet utterly new sensation. He swallowed. "Damn, that's good." 

"I know, right?"

He took another bite. "Holy shit, that's good."

I laughed, "That was an orgasm of a banana."  

"You're a classy broad, Nance."

"You know it." We sat on the balcony, resting together like the bananas we just consumed. I held his hand, and watched the sailboats glide on the turquoise waters. "Hey, Honey?"

"Hmmm?"

"There might be something to this eating local thing."

"I guess we'll just have to stay here forever." 

"I guess. Worth it."

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This week's prompt asked us to describe our favorite fruit or vegetable.



If you want to see pictures of our St. Lucia trip, click here. 

28 comments:

mommyisintimeout.com said...

Love that type of moment on vacation!

singedwingangel said...

OH man those bananas sound so good. I love bananas..Love your description of them and the moment

Galit Breen said...

You rocked this one, lady! Loved the moment, loved the orgasm.

(Is that legit to say?!)

Well done!

TKW said...

I'll never forget the way the tomatoes tasted in Greece. I seriously don't think I've eaten anything better in my life. I remember biting into one and thinking, "Oh! So this is the way tomatoes are supposed to taste!"

amygrew said...

This is great! I love how simple but descriptive it is!

Kim said...

I'll bet everything tasted better on vacation! This was a lovely piece. Shaune and I have never been on a tropical vacation together. Lately is the first time either us have mentioned that we might like to go....most likely the nuttiness of having two small kids!

Ami said...

Fantastic description! I love your use of dialog here.

Erin said...

I am drooling now. And jealous...these sound SOOOO good (I love bananas!), and love the sweet story of your vacay tied into the prompt.

le sigh.

Ms. Moon said...

Yes. Oh, oh, oh....YESSSSS!!!!!

tsonodablog said...

Yep, you two certainly make bananas sound yummy! AND St Lucia. Glad you had a wonderful trip, Nancy!

Ash said...

I'm pretty sure liver and onions would taste orgasmic on a balcony in St. Lucia. So glad you enjoyed your, ahem, banana.

Love, one classy broad to another

Jennifer said...

It's amazing how good things taste in their natural environment and how everything seems to taste better on vacation.

Mandyland said...

See? Now I'm craving bananas. And I'm thinking that the greenish yellow ones in my grocery store are pale imitations to "real" bananas. And that makes me want to try local bananas.

*sigh*

I guess there's no help for it. I need to go on a tropical vacation.

Cheryl said...

Sigh.

So lovely. SO jealous of your trip. Bt thrilled you had such an amazing time.

Unless those bananas were a euphemism for something.. ;)

We took Sawyer to Hawaii when he was not quite a year old. He had massive allergies and horrible eczema. One thing he could eat was avocado. They have butter avocados out there that are the size of a truck. And our boy ate them like a crazy man.

Yuliya said...

This is gorgeous. Coming from me, who doesn't even like bananas it should count double.

KLZ said...

I can almost taste your banana.

But not in a filthy sort of way.

Home In The Hollow said...

Vacation makes everything taste better and you've mastered that!...:)JP

Ms.Wasteland said...

Happy, loveliness right there. You could write for a travel magazine/site. Actually, you could write for anyone you want to.

andygirl said...

"orgasm of a banana." awesome!

totally loved your casual take on this. felt like I was on vacation. jeez, I need a vacation!

Matty said...

Now you have me curious. I eat a lot of bananas here, but only for the nutrition benefits. I'm wondering if they can be ordered and shipped here. I'd love to try out this orgasmic tasting banana.

Elaine A. said...

Oh man, I bet the were SO good! Fresh fruit/veggies eaten right where there are from... well, there's just NOTHING else like it...

Love this!! :)

multitaskingmumma said...

Bananas are my favorite!!
I think I need to take a trip just to try the St Lucian bananas!!

Sluiter Nation said...

Ok. Nancy. I LOVE this post, but I am SOOO struggling to write a comment that is not all suggestive and phallic! Eek!

But you know what? I am also totally jealous of your banana-eating trip.

Love this.

tulpen said...

You suck.

I mean... hope you had a great time on the beach eating bananas with no kids and shit... really...

I don't like bananas.

Jenny said...

What a great stop. I love how vivid you made this feel. Wow.

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's the little things on vacation that make them memorable. If I'm ever in St. Lucia I'm definitly getting the bananas.

Nice job.

xo jj

Kristy said...

This post just feels good all over! It felt like I was right there with ya.

michelle said...

I ate two bananas a day in Mexico. NY bananas suck!

xoxoxo