of summer incarnate

I’m a tropical fruit fiend. Living in the Netherlands.

Add to that my preference for local produce and you understand why I’m in constant mourning for the buttery mango, lime-drenched papaya, and quirky fruits like rambutan that I took for granted when I lived in Indonesia.


A mosey through the farmer’s market revives me from my moping. It always does. I wind my way through the crowds to my favorite produce stand, where a chic bespectacled lady with a white chignon takes my coins in return for apricots, peaches, and strawberries.  I love these juicy bites of summer incarnate.

What delicious treat is in season where you live?