2.16.2007

Today's Adventure...

...The prickly pear!


This little pink thing is quite a mystery to me, although we do have a lot growing in our yard. So my sister and I decided to get one down of of the catus and try one.


A light pink on the outside with little spiny needles all over, the inside smells like a tomato and looks like a big stick juice pop. It didn't tate like anything in particular though.


Through a little bit of research, I found out that you can get rid of the spikes either by holding the prickly pear over a flame or peeling it. It also loses a lot of it's nutritional value after you cut it from the catus, so you should consume it soon after you pick it.


I wonder if there are any good recipes for these little warriors.

4 comments:

gledwood said...

I cannot quite tell what that red item is... an unusual kind of pepper?? Must be, I suppose. Must surely be, no...

Well I just wanted to say hi bc I saw you make a comment in someone else's (Canadian) blog and remarked to myself how little you resemble Britney Spears despite sharing a very similar name...

Well that's about it really. I do like your blog though. Lovely bright atmospheric photos as well...

If you want to drop by mine I'm at gledwood2.blogspot.com - ready & waiting. Very different to yours though.

Take it EZ now

All the best

Gleds

gledwood said...

Yeah man what am I saying that is PRICKLY PEAR. Long as you properly peel it first it's a lovely delicacy that.

How HOT is it where you live. You seriously saying that CACTUS grow in your GARDEN???

Man where ARE you??

gledwood said...

O I see CA. My bro lives in LA. We are limeys so I'm in London (Yeah!!) Are you somewhere near San Diego? Just a guess.

gledwood said...

What is that picture of 3 of you and the middle one looks like she's had a facefull of mud pies ..??..