Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All Natural

We had some Papaya Trees spring up practically overnight...
on Sunday, we picked ten Papayas off one tree alone...
you have to wait till the outsides turn yellow to eat 'fresh', although cooked Green Papaya is also a thing. Unlike commercially grown Papayas, these are mostly seeds. Gotta cut up two or three in order to get a serving, but they do taste good...
St. Thomas is the first place I had ever even seen Fresh Green Almonds..
I bought a half pound and assumed there was a regular Almond inside, however, the inside contains a soft seed. That is when I decided to read up on what I had bought. Not unpleasant, but not exactly delicious either, wont be buying again.
When the Mr. came back from Virginia last month, he brought me a container of TJ's Everything Seasoning. Finally got to try Sarah's Avocado Toast. Very tasty and fun!
Speaking of Sarah, I often thank her for getting me off the wine and on to the Vodka. This week I found Vodka from the Dominican Republic. Exotic! I bought two bottles.
Recently stopped to take pictures of some flowers and saw a cool bumper sticker...
these are the flowers I stopped to photograph. Thanks for looking. Bye for now.

8 comments:

  1. Haha, yes, vodka and lemonade!!! trader Joe's has sparkling limeade, I should try it spiked! I'm glad you liked the avocado toast too! Too bad about the almonds but it's fun to try new things. I wish that fruit trees would pop up here too! Pretty flowers and love the bumper sticker!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sparkling Limeade! Now that sounds refreshing.

      Delete
  2. Did you eat the whole almond? I've never seen or heard of green almonds before. Very cool. The papaya looks delicious. I remember I had a green papaya salad at a Thai restaurant once and it was absolutely delicious. How nice to have them for free here they're really pricey which is why I never buy them!
    I love the bumper sticker!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I only ate the inside of the Almond, the outside just did not seem edible even though it supposedly is. Yes, Green Papaya is good too. Back in Virginia, I would buy Papayas at the Asian market where they were much less expensive.

      Delete
  3. I've learned so much in this post! Papayas as I know them are not like the real thing, and green almonds exist, but are not the same. Who knew a little island could continuously teach the mainlanders a thing or two?!

    I agree - 45 can go!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Never thought the day would come when my blog woukd be educational!

      Delete
  4. How exciting to have a mango tree!! You can make yourself some green mango salad thai style with the not yet ripe ones!
    Glad the Mr brought you some of the Everything spice, that stuff is totally magical.

    I'm actually in Shanghai now, we were in Seoul for four days. I'll send you some photos in a few minutes, it's been a brutal nonstop working trip but we finally had a fantastic meal in Seoul with some locals (work associates) who took us to a no english menus spot. And a great meal tonight at the famous dumplings spot Din Tai Fung
    Ttrockwood

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A comment from Shanghai that isnt spam! Amazing!

      Delete