While we were living in California, a routine trip to the grocery store turned out to be a treat for all of us. We noticed a beautiful fruit we had never seen before - a beautiful deep red with flecks of gold. We were talking about how georgeous this fruit was, when a produce manager overheard our conversation. He told us this fruit was a pluot, a combination of a plum and an apricot. He asked if we would like to try one. We said, "Oh, yes!" He sliced a pluot, giving us all a piece to taste. We immediately fell in love! They taste a bit like a plum, but with a little bit of tartness. When we moved to Alabama, I was worried that we wouldn't be able to find them, but one day we were shopping, and there they were! Happy, happy! So, if you need a treat today, give a pluot a try!