In Praise of the Grapefruit

Grapefruit Why bother?  Because February is National Grapefruit Month, of course.  Honestly, the educational work that I am forced to undertake for my faithful readers. 

The grapefruit's origins are uncertain.  First described in 1750 as the "forbidden fruit" in Barbados, it took a while to catch on.  Even when it was grown in Florida, it was mostly ignored.To learn more about grapefruit (well, practically everything), you can go here.

Better still, head to the nearest fruit stand or grocery produce aisle and indulge in the grapefruit.  It will put sparkle in your morning, clear your sinuses, provide an elegrant broiled first course at dinner – and generally expand your citrus horizons. No longer "forbidden" but meant to be enjoyed.

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About Mary Jane Ballou

Mary Jane Ballou’s life in sacred music began in a children’s choir at the age of three. Instrumental music waited until her piano lessons started in primary school. And her music life remains a joyous pairing of sacred vocal music and the instrumental repertoire of Spain, Ireland, and Scotland.

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