Gardening, inspiration, Nature

Discovering Mother Earth New Species: Begonia Fulgurata

Begonia fulgurata, a new species discovered in northern Thailand. Begonia fulgurata resembles B. integrifolia, a widespread species in Southeast Asia, in having tubers, erect stem with hairy leaves, and a periodically dormant habit.

However, the new species is sharply distinct in its lamina densely hirsute (vs sparsely puberulous) and with maroon patches and silvery-white veins

“Nature never stops growing, producing, renovating. Nature always wins!” -DRAMACN (Dra. Martha A Castro Noriega)

Cooking, eating, Food

Exotic Tropical Food Recipe For You To Enjoy: Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

Healthy Exotic Food to satisfy the most demanding palate!

INGREDIENTS

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  1. 1 bunch Baby bok choy
  2. 1 Handful Cilantro, fresh
  3. 2 cloves Garlic
  4. 1 tbsp Ginger, fresh
  5. 1 Lime
  6. 1/2 Red onion
  7. 1 Sweet potato (about 1 lb.), small 

CANNED GOODS

Vermicelli

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  • 1 13 oz can Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups Vegetable or chicken broth 
  • 1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Sriracha
  • 3 1/2 oz Rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1/2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Neutral cooking oil 

INSTRUCTIONS

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  • Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. Sauté the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.
  • To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.
flowers, inspiration, Nature

Black Plumerias 4 Most Exotic Beautiful Types

Red Black 

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Frangipanis (also known as Plumerias) are relatively small trees growing only to about 5-6m in height, but what they lack in height they make up in width often becoming as wide as they are tall.

Black Hawaiian

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They have a well-behaved root system which makes them great for the home garden and for growing in pots. Frangipanis are also great survivors coping with drought, heat, neglect and insect and pest attack. They are also deciduous allowing maximum winter sun while providing shade in summer.

Black Sugar

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It is generally thought that frangipanis (plumerias) are native to South & Central America although some reports claim they are native to the Caribbean and were taken to the Americas by Spanish priests.

Black Widow

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