Archive for the 'WHOLEFOODS COOKING' Category

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Cucumber Supreme Salad – Recipe

Cucumber Supreme Salad A few weeks ago we were given short notice of some friends arriving for a visit. It was one of those times when the weekly shop should have been done days ago and the refrigerator was really down to ?slim pickn?s?.

?Yes, we have two cucumbers and we have, ?? ahh ?? not much else!?

It?s amazing how creativity moves into full gear when there isn?t much to work with. Thankfully, the result turned out to be appreciated by everyone and I added another recipe to our book.

This was one of the dishes served that day. See how you like it.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Dragon Fruit – Give This Smoothie Recipe A Go.

Since my introduction to the Dragon Fruit last season, I noticed that I looked forward to the day when they’d be available again. I had so much Dragon Fruit Whole, Halved and Empty Shellfun with them last time.

If you have been a little timid in trying them yourself, then I hope this article will motivate you to give them a go. I’ll also share a delicious smoothie recipe I came up with that I think is a real winner.

We are fortunate enough to live in an area where Dragon Fruit can grow reasonably well. I’ve seen this unusual, cactus-like plant using other trees and shrubs as support and growing quite high. You might even describe it as a “vine-like” cactus. Only last year did I see one in full fruit and recognized it.

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Jackfruit – The Largest Tree-Borne Fruit In The World

Jackfruit REALLY looks like something from another planet!!

Jackfruit Tree With FruitsNative to South and South-East Asian countries its fruit is usually around 10 – 12 inches in diameter or more.

It is the national fruit of Bangladesh, has been cultivated in India for centuries. and is also very common in the Philippines and Brazil in particular.

We live in a more-or-less sub-tropical area of SE Queensland in Australia and Jackfruit is not something that you see much here at all. But when it does show up in the markets or at a store, it is quickly pounced on by those who know about it. Others just stare at these wondering, “What on earth is that!?