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Unread 07-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default AUG09VSNPOT2~FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009~7PM EDT~Dragon Fruit Salad

Title: Dragon Fruit Salad
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Day/Date: FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
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I was fortunate to have my company send me to a conference in Bangkok, Thailand, this spring and I was awestruck by the beauty of the country and the warmth of the Thai people. The sights, sounds, and aromas are simply lovely! When in Thailand, of course you must sample the local cuisine. The hotel had a scrumptious breakfast buffet featuring fresh fruits—including some that I had never heard of! This website gives a good overview of the variety of fruits found in Thailand. My favorite new fruit was the dragon fruit. I love the pink and green, spindly, dragon outside and the surprising black and white inside. The fruit tastes kind of like a kiwi, but not as tart.

My challenge is to create a card using the colors of a dragon fruit: pink, green, black, and white. You can use the attached dragon fruit picture as inspiration.

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Kathy, that fruit looks so intersting. Would love to taste it. Thanks for a great, interesting food challenge.
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This is such a fun color combination!!!! Your sample card is too cute!!
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That fruit looks scrumptious! I wonder what it tastes like!?!
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Wish I could find some of that around here!
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This is a great challenge Kathy! That must have been an exciting trip!
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Wow, I absolutely love these colors. I would love to have some of this fruit as well. Here we go!!! This is a blast. Patty are you here girl?
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Hi everyone!!!! Sorry I was late getting here - how are we all doing?

Great challenge Kathy, by the way!!!!

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the fruit looks good but my first thought for the inside was an oreo no bake and now I want cookies to go with my "milk"
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Here's my sample:

Pink Lemonade
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I love colour challenges and these colours are too fun!!!

We've had dragon fruit a couple of times. I see it quite often when we shop.....as a homeschool family we've taken it upon our selfs to try a ton of funky stuff!!! The fruit inside is very soft and light tasting...similar to a kiwi but there is no core in the middle just soft fruit throughout!!
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Hey Cav!!!
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Hey Cav! Welcome!

I sooo want oreo cheese cake now!
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If that fruit did not llook so pretty I would probably be afraid to eat it!! Great challenge colors!
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Very pretty color combo, can't wait to try it!
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Well I just got back from dropping off DD2 and now DS is saying he's hungry....like when isn't he....sheesh

Opps...he's ready over my shoulder.....lol....I'm hearing the boy/man voice saying, "Hey!!!" LOL He's also saying he needs a haircut

I'll be back and with drink in hand
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the fruit looks good but my first thought for the inside was an oreo no bake and now I want cookies to go with my "milk"

MAke enough, or bring enough to share.
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As a hostess I get to peek at the challenges ahead of time....so here's a bit of inspiration from my hostess kitchen.....

Salad with a Bella
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do they make Dragon Fruit Margaritas?
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Hey Cav. How's the weather down there?
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or dacquiris?
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I need a drink.

So, if I were to buy a dragon fruit, how would I tell when it's ripe enough to eat?
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Oreo cheesecake - is that because of the dragon fruit????? What's an Oreo Cheesecake???
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Now you girls are making me hungry.....for something tasty and sweet....
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I need a drink.

So, if I were to buy a dragon fruit, how would I tell when it's ripe enough to eat?

Smoke starts coming out.....lol...that's if it is a fire breating dragon fruit.


Ah...no more wine for me.
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No idea....but it sure sounds good.....
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Cheesecake with broken up oreo cookies in it.
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Hey Cav. How's the weather down there?
Hmmmm, delightfully crisp with a smidgen of sunshine - I'm looking out of my window at some rather ominous clouds, however.
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Mmmmm. oreo cheesecake. If you have some Cobi, I'll make the trip!

I'm going to try and find time to upload my card now in between supper preparations....

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Here's my sample! Yes - I've gone DIGITAL!! Gasp!

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Oh wow......I love this!!!! You rock!!
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Kathy, Thanks for a fun challenge. I went whimisical with the name of the fruit. Sorry for the 'blurry' photo. I've been having issues focusing lately.

Don't know if you can see the black dots in the flowers to represent the inside of the fruit.

Dragons and Fairies
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Ahhhh, I see!!! I think we have Oreo cookies over here. If not, I'm sure we have substitute!!!
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Robyn....do you have your camera set to the closeup setting?
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Here's my card! (it's digital too!)

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Wow...loving the samples ladies!! Gorgeous!

BRB...gotta put the bunny...er...peppers in the oven!
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OK - here's my sample card for this challenge:

Pretty Dragon Flowers

I love the colours in this challenge.
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BRB...gotta put the bunny...er...peppers in the oven!
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oh no Ky....are those bunnies acting up again??
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