Recipes From Our Last Gathering…And A Very Mysterious Fruit…

Yes, I am very late posting these recipes. Here it is, mid-February and almost time for our next get together and I am just posting the recipes from January. For that, I do apologize. In fact, this blog has been silent for nearly a month…and I never like to go that long without talking!!

Our last get together was awesome. I know I must say this every month, but truly, the food keeps getting better and better!  And we had a taste test:  green juice and an interesting fruit brought back from the Florida Everglades. Enjoy the slideshow of just some of the tasty treats we enjoyed followed by selected recipes.

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We also enjoyed Lazy Mary’s Lemon Tart and a delicious Curried Lentils in Tomato Sauce. The recipe for the Three Kings Cake can be found here.

Oh, and that mystery fruit?….It is called a Canistel.

 The Canistel also known as “Eggfruit” is native to Southern Mexico and Belize. Grows well in Southern Florida. The only way to get this fruit is if we ship it to you there are not many trees around. The fruit is in the Sapote family and is sometimes referred to as ‘Yellow Sapote’. The edible portion of the fruit is found inside and resembles the texture of a boiled egg and that’s where it got its nickname ‘Eggfruit”. Known for its qualties for making custards, icecreams and sorbets.

This month, we are learning how to make Kombucha. If you are in the Savannah/Bluffton/Hilton Head/Beaufort area and would like to attend, details will be posted tomorrow.