Saturday, 24 August 2013

Sooo Cute And Delicious Mouse Melons...

These little guys are the cutest thing I have ever grown! These South American mini cucumber-like fruits [biologically speaking] are amusing! Also known as "Mexican gherkins, the fruit of Melothria scabra looks like watermelons shrunk for a dollhouse tea party" according to Jeff Spurrier.

Mouse Melons grow as a vine...a very fine one that looks like nothing will ever "come of them". But surely they bear fruit even among other plants they are covering - such as my bean plants. While picking beans in the near dark I grabbed one of them - joyously, of course.

The melons are pictured here with freshly picked beans to which they were covering:

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Refreshing Coconut Milk Popsicles

Coconut milk is very yummy and nourishing. It contains lauric acid which is anti-microbial among other great things. Try to get organic or at least with no sulphites etc. Strive for the highest fat content. These are gluten free and sugar free treats!

1 can coconut milk
1 or more bananas
cinnamon, other spices or any other fruit, nuts....

Fill the popsicle maker with the c.milk. Put in as much of the other ingredients you desire. Experiment...and en-joy!

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