🍐Short on fiber? Eat a #pear ! They are one of the highest-fiber fruits. ⠀
💡Fun Fact: the world's most expensive pears are Buddha-shaped pears. ⠀
Say what?! ⠀
💸The pears are sold for $9 each and look exactly like a Buddha statue.⠀
It might not surprise you that the first ones were made by a Chinese farmer...⠀
No ‘Eton Mess’ here! The bowl was wiped clean 😆
Who doesn’t love a deconstructed pav! To make our amazing Italian Lemon/Almond biscuits* we use a number of egg yolks. Therefore we are left with x3 egg whites. I hate wastage, and this is exactly what you need for a pav meringue base. Rather then prepare a full pavlova, we made individual served. .
To prepare, crumble meringue into a glass cup. Top with thickened cream whipped with a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Top with fresh strawberries and mangoes or whatever fresh fruit you have on hand.
We love freshly grated lime rind to finish it off.
Perfect Christmas Day dessert. .
* purchase a gift bag of Biscotti through Boxa Greens - $12/bag
Love Summer Stonefruit! Prettily frangranced apricot fresh from Broombee Organic Orchard ans Vineyard next door. These are going to be slow roasted in butter, bay and thyme for a client dessert this week. Rosy cheeks and thankful for the Farmer that makes my job easy with such sensational produce. 😊#mudgeeregion#seasonalfruit#localproduce
Vitamin C 🍊
This vitamin is important for proper liver function as it aids in the formation of bile, which is what helps our bodies digest fats. It also has been shown to increase the bodies production of white blood cells, which fights off pathogens. Vitamin C can be found in most citrus fruits and some leafy green sprouts. Both Pomegranates and Grapefruits happen to be in season from now until spring time!
Pomegranate & Grapefruit Arugula Salad
A couple handfuls of fresh organic arugula
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 grapefruit cut into bite sized pieces
Handful of walnuts chopped up
Drizzle of walnut oil (added flavour! - so delicious)
Fresh lemon squeeze
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
This salad contains so many amazing vitamins and minerals for healthy liver function. Grapefruits and arugula help with healthy bile flow. Arugula is also known for its bitterness which increases the flow of digestion.
Karla!! <3 good harvests and good food feeds the soul! Every trip I take, I have to make my way to the land, to the forests and waters; to give thanks, to forage, to harvest, and to learn from pachamama, Mother Nature. Building and organizing life around the harvest is so beautiful. It’s all about relationships.. it’s no coincidence that I met Karla at an event celebrating the pecan. It is pecan season and the seed was important to the indigenous of Texas. Etymologically, pecan is 'pacane,' which comes from the Algonquin (language family of the Anishinaabe)language and means "nut so hard as to require a stone to crack." We didn’t harvest any pecans, but these citrus were also in season and available in Karla’s yard. The grapefruit is actually native to the the Caribbean. The citrus scent when we finished harvesting was incredible. I harvested these fruit as a gift to my family in Texas.. Being connected to the fruits and flowers of the season is powerful medicine for our souls. And one of the most important aspects of rebuilding our indigeneity, of indigenizing as mixed, dispossessed, diasporic peoples is reconnecting with our ancestral lands, languages and food ways. So thankful for Karla, she is a dope cook and badass #chingona ! #xicano#salvadoreña#Texas#aitscm#forage#harvest#mothernature#seasonalfruit
| CHERRY SEASON |
Cherry Festival weekend here in the Southern Forests and we're excited to see one of our favourite seasonal fruits being picked by our local growers for all of our Christmas feasting 🍒