A good old authentic curry is made from onions and Indian spices…slowly, slowly cooked…trust me, I should know this since I am Scottish! This recipe uses the same cooking process but instead of just onions, mangoes are also used to make the curry sauce.
This curry recipe does not take so long (compare with 48 hour Venison Curry!). This one is relatively fast and can be enjoyed after 2 hours cooking…yum!! Check out the link Mango Chicken Curry for the recipe. The mangoes add a fruitiness to the delectable taste experience…with the Indian spices tumeric (yellow ginger), cinnamon, cumin and clove you simply can’t go wrong!
We have had a good run of hot sunny days so we have been able to start mowing and cleaning up the farm again. Gnome managed to fix the brush-mower…he used a die to fix the stripped threads on the spindle…in other words he used his Gnome ingenuity to save money!
Oh, and we have been getting so many jackfruits…I had to process five in 2 days. Look it the size of them! Phew…a lot of work but lots of food.
We are still making pasta…black pasta. This one is called Black Opal No.3…made with charcoal.
Here are some new pictures from the farm taken by Gnome! He has made improvements in leaps and bounds in his photography…his former pictures used to be blurry and out of focus. Hmmm…maybe it is because he changed his glasses?!
This is Redhead (Hamelia patens) which is known for its natural medicinal properties; The flowers, leaves and stems are boiled in water and skin conditions such as wounds, sores, rash and insect bites are bathed in the decoction. Furthermore, the oral consumption of the decoction of the flowers and leaves is supposed to relieve menstrual cramps.
The berries from this plant are also edible…get them before the birds!
Ear mushrooms (Auricularia auricular); these wild mushrooms are edible and much loved by Asians. Great in stews and stir-frys.
A beautiful ornamental. These produce seedpods that resemble woody roses.
A Big Thank-you to Ruri-chan for a late Christmas gift all the way from Singapore! Just arrived in Belize last week and it was a lovely surprise to open up a box of pressies at the post office. As usual, I had to go through the rigmarole of opening up the package in front of the Postal Worker.
When I opened up the box with the extremely blunt knife, the worker looked at this funny looking purple case and said, “What’s that?”
I confidently said in an even tone,
“It’s a Smiggle Bag.”
He shifted slightly, coughed politely and said,
“Yes it’s a Smiggle Bag.”
He wrote “Smiggle Bag” on the customs form and then waved me out of the postal room. Outside the post office I just cracked up laughing because neither of us had a clue what a smiggle bag was but yet we both insisted on pretending that we knew what it was!
I had to do a Google Search on Smiggle Bag and “Smiggle” is actually an Australian based retail store that sells well, Smiggle stationery!
Good Morning!! Our products are now available at Punta Gorda Market with Ms. Juanita Bochub. She has a fresh stock of Copal Medicinal Oil and Soap. Thank-you Juanita for supporting locally made natural products!
Just writing to let you know that NJV Pharmacy on Front Street, Punta Gorda has stocked up on our Casa Mascia products. A Big Thank-you to the Vernons for continuing to support locally-made natural products. You will find our usual goodies including Copal Medicinal Soap, Oil and Ointment, Lemongrass Insect Repellents, a selection of our Massage Oils and lots more!
Hello There!! We made it through the hurricane; just some light drizzles and no damage on the farm. We are really grateful that everything was okay down here. Our hopes and well wishes go out to the rest of the country.