Monday, October 24, 2011

Tropical Fruits 2

Good morning from Miami! yes, I got back last night and happy to be back home event though I miss spending time with the family. Another thing that I miss is the delicious fresh fruits available everywhere.


One of my favorites is guava... as you can imagine I love it when it's green but when it's ripe turns more of a yellow-green and the inside may turn pinkish and sweeter.


In Costa Rica they are used to make all kinds of desserts and beverages. One of the most famous dishes don with them is called "Cascos de Guayaba" or Guava Shells. It is made by boiling the ripe fruit in water and sugar until they are soft and the liquid has turned syrupy.


Unfortunately, here in the US I've only been able to find them brought all the way from Thailand which I think is a lost opportunity for farmers in Florida, where the weather would be ideal to grow them. But if you get to find one no matter where it comes from take a chance and get one... they are delicious!

Have a great Monday!!!

25 comments:

  1. I've never had them green - and I have to say I didn't pay attention to where they were grown. I really need to pay more attention!!

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  2. Welcome back Elie! Maybe you can grow your own tree on your balcony? Though the weather may not be right, not sure, but how great to have your own guavas!

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. I've never seen a guava before! Now I'm craving one.

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  4. Glad you're back safe and sound! I've also never seen a guava before, but now they're all I can think about!

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  5. Mmmm guava sounds delicious! I don't think we get the fruit in Texas but we can get the juice!

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  6. LOVE this fruit...you can eat it like its going out of style!!! lol

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  7. Guava's are great. I miss being in Fiji where there were just trees of them everywhere! Welcome home :)

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  8. Welcome back!! I don't think I've ever had guava...and this makes me sad. :(

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  9. Miami would be great right now...ive been wanting a vacation!

    Ive seen guava in the stores, but was never sure how to tell if they were ripe, etc. I love them though!

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  10. Yum and I love mangos! My fav! :)

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  11. i absolutely love guayaba, i drink guayaba juice all the time... one of the benefits of living in CR :)

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  12. I actually eat these with a little salt. Reminds me of my childhood in Brazil. The Thai's use this in a salad which is totally unexpected. Spicy and I love it.

    Lee
    x

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  13. Oh, I ate them a lot while living in Bangkok... but absolutely impossible to get here in London as well...
    Have a great day!

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  14. Yum, I love all the fresh fruit when I go some place tropical! Not the same in Minnesota, but we do have really good apples this time of year :)

    XOXO

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  15. I wonder why they DON'T grow them here??

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  16. i've never tasted guava before, but my mom loves it. one fruit that i wish was grown here is mango. i love mangoes! :D

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  17. I didn't really know about them until now but they look so cool!! <3

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  18. Yum! Looks delicious!
    We don't get too many of those in Eastern/Central Canada....
    but I like to buy them around Christmas. They are very tasty!
    Hope you are of to a great weekend xo

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  19. Home sweet home ❤

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  20. I'm not a fan of guava but I hope you had a good trip!

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  21. Yummy! Looks delish! Stop by, Im having a giveaway :)

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  22. Yummy and healthy, what more can you ask for?


    Rachael

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