Friday, May 16, 2008

vacation destination of the day: fruitlandia

Since my blog is already a schizophrenic blend of personal sharing, craft blog, gardening and ministry stuff, I thought I'd throw in a restaurant review.  All in the name of being local.  There's some good stuff here in City Heights, little of which has fame beyond.

And, today was hot.  After a delightful haircut ('cause what's nicer than having your hair shampooed and cut?) and a run through my favorite thrift store (the Rescue Mission Thrift Store on University just east of 30th) for some bargains and crafty possibilities, I stopped to get a medium fruit salad at Fruitlandia.

A whole world of fruit, on the south side of University between the 805 and 15.

The ambiance is, well, not what draws me in (though I am fond of the plastic fruits on the rack behind the counter).
It's the wild and wonderful combination of good stuff in their fruit salad.
Everything you could want: melons, mangoes, strawberries, pineapple, apple, papaya and banana, topped with cottage cheese, honey, granola and raisins.  A delicious and decadent balance of cool, crisp, creamy and sweet.  Perfect for a hot afternoon.  Yum.

And, for the adventurously crafty, I'm told you can make shrinky-dinks out of the plastic in the container.  That's all hearsay at this point.

After getting the fruit salad, I made it home in time to meet my mailcarrier, who's been trying in vain to deliver the mail I'd been holding since, well, mid-April.  It was a whole lot of mail.  I'm appalled at the number of credit card applications we received.  Unbelievable.

Now it's almost all in the recycle bin, though, which leaves me ready to tackle the rest of cleaning out my closet for a new roommate!


feminist_mom said...

molly, Yummmm fruitlandia and great memories.... we had a little homemade fruitlandia for a LIGHT dinner after yet another wedding and church..... and enjoy the new roommate and closet cleaning... and I hope the coffee grinder is exciting! time for rest and summer had come to NE!! it was in the 80's today! love, mom

Lea M. Booth said...

Man, what a tease. :)

Krista S. Givens said...

that looks good....mmmmm.