I do not know who came up with the following recipe, but it is a good one:
Select one fresh from the market. Not too green but tender and healthy. Handle gently for they bruise easily. Sweeten with smiles, blend with patience, humor and a pinch of mischief. Do Not Beat! Preserve over a steady fire of warmth and affection. They mellow with age. Do not pickle or put in hot water. This will make them bitter. Serve with sugar, spice and tender loving care.