That little mango pit San Geraldo planted a few weeks ago is already growing into a tree! OK. Maybe not exactly a tree. But a stem with leaves on it. It now sits on a cabinet in front of my bedroom window. San Geraldo brought it in from the terrace to protect it from the “chilly winds of winter.”
|DUDO: WHAT ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE OF? NEED MY HELP?|
San Geraldo makes some delicious salads with a fresh fruit and veg base. He’ll have to start using the mangos produced by our own tree. I understand it takes only 5 to 10 years to get fruit from a seed-grown mango tree. Think of all the money we’ll save.
|I THINK I’LL PLANT SOME KIWI SEEDS… AND PLUM AND NECTARINE PITS… ALMONDS, TOO.|
While we wait for our tree to bear fruit, I’ll continue to serve up my own gourmet meals. Sadly, I’m the only one who’ll eat them.
|CHOCOLATE COVERED RICE CAKE PB&J.|
Chocolate-Covered Rice Cake PB&J Recipe
1 package chocolate-covered rice cakes
1 jar peanut butter
1 jar raspberry jam (substitute with jam of your choice… lemon marmalade is my favorite)*
1. Open rice cake package and place rice cakes on plate.
2. Spread peanut butter atop chocolate layer of rice cake.
3. Top off with a small “dollop” of jam or jelly.
We went to the garden center last week to buy some jasmine and trellises for the terrace. I’ll share photos as soon as we’ve finished cleaning things up. In the meantime, I thought I’d show you some examples of the “fall colors” on display outside. (Click any of the images to truly experience our winter chill.)