Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cranberry Hibiscus

As if the Roselle plant were not already the near perfect plant, those of you who planted in the spring when I did, are now finding out it also fruits. The Roselle plant is pretty enough with it’s bushy greens, … Continue reading

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Luffa Sponge

Most people are surprised when they first learn that those scrubby natural sponges sold at bath and specialty shops don’t come from the sea. In fact, they are an easy to grow vegetable and they come from a vine. A … Continue reading

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Papaya

When it comes to fruit trees, papayas are the closest thing you can get to instant gratification. They grow from seed to fruiting tree in under 12 months and then continue to bear all year long. They do not require … Continue reading

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Grilled Shrimp Fajitas with Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa 3/4 cup ripe papaya, diced 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced 1/2 cup mango, diced 3 tablespoons chopped red onion 1 chili pepper, serrano or jalapeno, seeded and minced (or more, if you like spicy salsa) 1 garlic clove, … Continue reading

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Busy Day Pickles

This is the easiest pickle recipe ever. So fast, you can put up a couple of jars in as little as 15 minutes. Perfect for when you have a few surplus cucumbers, but not enough to merit a whole half … Continue reading

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Calabaza Squash with Lime

The calabaza squash is another one of those vegetables more commonly found in Central and South America than in the North. As a heat resistant squash, it is tolerant of our warm humid weather and has a good resistance to … Continue reading

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