Cooking, eating, Food

Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato

You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.

Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil

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It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.

Tamarillo Juice…Yummy!

It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).

Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.

Tamarillo Sesame Pork With Ginger

Tamarillo Loaf Cake

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Baked Tamarillo With Maple Syrup And Crème Fraiche

Gardening, inspiration, Nature

Swarm Of Bees They Come If You Create A Proper Ecosystem For Them

Flowers that Bees Love

  • Alyssum.
  • Agastache (anise hyssop)
  • Asclepias (butterfly weed)
  • Aster.
  • Echinacea (coneflower)
  • Geranium (cranesbill)
  • Monarda (bee balm)
  • Papaver (poppies)

Lavender

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Sunflowers 

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Coneflower

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Salvia

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Motivation

Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Chayote

CHAYOTE BRITISH AND AMERICAN PRONONCIATION: CLICK HERE

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Chayote belongs to the same family as squash, melons and cucumbers and the plant is native to Mexico, where it grows abundantly. The fruit can be eaten raw and is used in salads, although most of the time it is cooked in soups or stews. Any way you eat it, you will love it.

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One chayote gourd offers vitamin C (10.2 milligrams), vitamin E (.2 milligrams), vitamin K (5.4 micrograms), and vitamin B6 (.1 milligrams). It is also a great source of niacin (.6 milligrams), folate (123 micrograms), and choline (12.1 milligrams).

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Chayote is also mineral and fiber-rich, providing calcium (22.4 milligrams), iron (.4 milligrams), magnesium (15.8 milligrams), phosphorous (23.8 milligrams), potassium (165 milligrams), and sodium (2.6 milligrams), as well as trace amounts of zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

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Beauty, Nature, Photography

Beautiful Nature in my Yard from Caterpillars to Butterflies

Caterpillars come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Their beauty can often be deceiving since their hairs often contain venom which can be poisonous to humans and predators. Toxic caterpillars can be found in many places including backyard gardens, parks and fields.

MONARCH CATERPILLAR

HICKORY TUSSOCK MOTH CATERPILLAR

CINNABAR MOTH CATERPILLAR

BLUE LADY CATERPILLAR

Cooking, eating, Food, Motivation

Strawberry Fiesta Messy Delicious Food To Bring A Smile To Your Face

My strawberries are thriving. They love the weather we are having in my neck of the woods and they ripe fast, so I am having tons of them everyday. It’s so much fun! This year I fertilized them naturally with leaves from my banana trees and other sustainable methods I have; maybe that’s why they are so happy.

ONE OF MY STRAWBERRY PLANTS   😍

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I have so many that now I have to figure out a way to feed the family with them so no strawberry goes to waste. Well, my hens eat them when for some reason they go bad. Usually I eat them fresh right off the plant, in shakes, I make refreshing drinks, jam, popsicles, shortcake, and even salads.

I PICKED ABOUT A GALLON OF STRAWBERRIES TODAY! 💪

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NOW IT’S TIME TO EAT! 👍

GRAHAM CRACKERS AND STRAWBERRY PARFAIT

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HOW ABOUT THIS DELICIOUS SALAD? YUMMY! 👌

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…OR SOME STRAWBERRY CREPES MAYBE? 🍓

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Cooking, eating, Food

Delicious Peruvian Marmalade comes from…Smile Today!

This bear likes Peruvian Marmalade 😁

…from this gorgeous, exotic and easy to grow plant in your yard, farm or ranch:

Physalis Peruviana known as Cape Goosberry.-

Physalis peruviana is a plant species of the genus Physalis. It is originally from Peru. The plant and its fruit is known as uchuva (Colombia), Capuli (Peru) Cape gooseberry (South Africa, UK, Australia, New Zealand), Inca berry, Aztec berry, golden berry, giant ground cherry, African ground cherry, Peruvian groundcherry, Peruvian cherry, amour en cage (France, French for “love in a cage”), and sometimes simply Physalis (United Kingdom).

Despite its tart, cherry-like flavor, this small, orange fruit is actually most closely related to the tomatillo. It is exceptionally low in calories and contains several important nutrients such as thiamin, niacin and vitamin C.

“The more harm anyone wants to inflict on me, the better person I become.”–Dr. Martha A. Castro N. MD

Art, Beauty, Comida, Cooking, eating, Food

Delicious Fun Food Art of the Week easy Home Made Pictures and Info

FOOD ART is the process in which beautiful models such as animals, Birds, Statues, Faces and other themes, are created using food. The food is either arranged or carved into the desired shapes, and then displayed as an art form. It has been practiced for many years. Some think it even dates back to early Chinese dynasties. Food art is very popular in England and it is spreading to other countries.

AN OWL MADE OF APPLE

CYCLIST EGGS

OCTOPUS IN A CUP

LOBSTER MADE OF CARROTS