Our friend Joe went to see his family in Florida for Christmas, and he brought back some beautiful pink and Ruby Red grapefruit picked fresh from the tree in his parents' front yard. I love all citrus fruits, so receiving these organically grown grapefruits was a treat!
When I was growing up, my mother sometimes served grapefruit at the start of a meal, usually with a dollop of jam in the center. I guess she did this in place of a salad. As a kid, I thought it was normal. Have you heard of this being done, or was it something unique my mom came up with?
For breakfast, she would drizzle a little honey over the grapefruit, which is tasty. But my favorite way to eat it is plain so I can enjoy its natural flavor.
The bamboo-handled grapefruit spoon in these photos is part of a set that had belonged to my grandmother. Their serrated tips work so well I don't even need to segment the fruit first.
Doesn't the sight of this juicy grapefruit make your mouth water?