Monday, February 2, 2009
Fresh fruits from our garden...
What tastes better than fresh coconut milk?! We have one coconut tree in our garden that never gave fruits in 25 years - until settled here - that is what MIL says! The truth is the poor tree didn't get enough light - sun - it was shaded by another huge tree that we had to cut down for the construction of our house. The coconut tree started growing and gave fruit the same year as we moved into our new home. The coconut tree is less that 2 meters from our kitchen window - very exotic for me!
We have some banana trees in our garden and hubby had to cut off a huge bunch, because some had already gone ripe. We heard the birds in that direction (where the trees are) this morning and guessed some of the bananas are going ripe - and so they had. They look ripe - don't they - but they are not. For the already yellow ones it takes at least 3-4 days before they can be eaten, because now they are still a bit hard inside. This photo shows half of the bunch - the other half we gave to MIL.