The other day I ran into Juanito and a friend of his who used to live here. They were standing by the cashew tree, gathering a few of the ripe fruit. 'What do you do with them?' I asked. He told me his mother used to roast the cashews and then cook the 'apples' into pies. Wow! Really?
Once home I went on a cashew recipe search. There were many and the ones I chose to dig into were very, very different in their approach to using both the fruit and the nut. One sounded almost scared of the whole thing and I wondered why they even bothered. But bother they did and while there were warnings galore, it was still full of fascinating information.
Another (on Snapguide, a food porn site if I ever saw one) I read had a completely different approach, the fun approach. The couple were on holiday in El Salvador and had the opportunity to roast the nuts and blend the apple for a drink (often mixed with rum, but not in this story). Lots of photos and great instructions, if you are willing to have some adventure with your cooking.
|photo credit: by Rafael UllorkMedia|
The last food bit is something that has been coming on for awhile. First I saw bamboo cutlery and dishes. Now there is edible cutlery, created by a very low key guy in India, Narayana Peesapaty.
He has a Kickstarter page here, where he asked for $20,000. With five days to go, he has raised $233,816. Obviously, there are plenty of people in the world who really want to get away from plastic! And that's an excellent thing. His website is here.
|and they come in different flavors, sweet and savory both!!|
In the meantime, back on the streets of Culebra, here's some small sights I won't see nearly as much of once I leave this neighborhood.
|This egg is about the size of a robin's egg. I'm not sure what was born here|
but I wish it a long life.
|Ever wonder what to do with those wine corks?|
|Decorate your electric post with them!|
|I was told the Spanish name for this fruit and it is on the tip of my brain.|
Stranded there like a novice swimmer teetering on the edge of the ocean.
Information always welcome.
Have a tactical Tuesday. Do something tippytoe titillating.