http://www.flickr.com/photos/miheco/251322287/ The kumquat is a citrus fruit that closely resembles the orange, but is much smaller and oval-shaped. Cultivated in China, Japan and Taiwan, it is commonly used in making marmalade and jelly.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57768042@N00/2859114674/ Breadfruit is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family. Its name is derived from the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a potato-like flavor, similar to freshly baked bread.
Three days ago I started a little experiment. After adding spring onion into my salad, I decided to save the white part with small roots and keep it in a small water-filled pot. Surprisingly, green parts have begun growing since then and if everything goes well, I’ll be eating spring onion in a few weeks.… Continue reading Experiment of the Day: Spring Onion
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aon/2619950499/ Resembling the shape of dragon flames, dragon fruit is white with spotted black seeds and actually tastes quite mild and bland.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/entrospeck/4342553/ Pomelo is a crisp fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. It has a yellowish-green skin and a sweet white (rarely, pink or red) flesh. It’s the largest citrus fruit in the world and can weigh up to 5 pounds.
As one of my followers (rawfooddiaries) suggested, here is a very peculiar fruit. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the plant before, but never had the occasion to see the fruit. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49117104@N05/8505274034 Ceriman (Monstera deliciosa) is commonly grown for interior decoration in public buildings and as a houseplant. It flowers about three years after it’s planted,… Continue reading Nifty Food: Ceriman
Starting with March, it’s the perfect time to prepare for gardening. I’ve already bought plant seeds because they were on sale and I’m ready to greet Spring as it deserves. So here are my latest acquisitions: Parsley (Petroselium crispum) Thyme/Savory (Satureja hortensis) Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Anemone de Caen (Mixed) Lavender (Lavandula spica) Dill (Anethum graveolens)… Continue reading Spring Gardening: Preparation
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sepp/7647511492/ Also known as salak, this fruit has a sweet and tangy taste like the pineapple. A species of the palm tree, it got its name from its brownish-red scaly skin.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugree/3748122647/ Native to China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, lychee belongs to the Soapberry family. Its flesh is extremely sweet, soft and white, and is mostly canned and served in Chinese desserts.