March 03, 2005

Eating the Prickly Pear

My Mum and Dad have got a Prickly Pear Cactus in their conservatory, and seeing as I like cactuses, I was most excited to find that it was bearing fruit, and NOT ONLY THAT, but we were going to get to EAT IT.

After several reassurances from my Mum that it would not in fact poison me, and send me to an early grave, I ventured forth and ate the fruit.

It was not bad - quite strong, in fact a bit much too eat on it's own, but I reckon it would be good with some nice cheese. I was very excited that I had eaten cactus, but my Mum said that she 'often had it', and Catheryn said it was 'not bad'. I think it's because they don't share my pure true love of cactus related things.

The Prickly Pear Cactus in the Conservatory

The Prickly Pear is served with coffee

Oh Lovely, Beautiful fruit of Cactus

Posted by paul at March 3, 2005 10:49 PM