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Weekly Photo Challenge-Green


Nothing says green more to me than taking a walk on Saturday morning at Palafox Market. Vendors sell fresh vegetables, fruits, cakes and candies, art, and flowers. It is a wonderful way to spent a Saturday morning. I happened to be there last Saturday and took these pictures. Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are Dinosaur Egg Pluot’s and Donut Peaches???


I have noticed two new things at the grocery store lately that I had never heard of previously.

“Dinosaur Egg Pluot” What is it?

Well I decided to buy a few and investigate. Today I had one with my lunch. The inside was a pinkish color with a tart and sweet taste mixed.

According to dino101.com,” a pluot is cross-pollination between a plum and an apricot resulting in a wide variety of colors, both inside and out, and unique flavors.” To me, it just tasted like a really good plum. “Some pluots have more plum, some more apricot. But all pluots are sweet and juicy, and some are also sweet and tart with tangy skins.”

The other thing that caught my attention at the store was donut peaches.

Donut peaches are uniquely shaped peaches that look remarkably like their namesake because they are somewhat flattened and have a depression in the middle that suggests a donut hole. In addition to having a distinctive appearance, donut peaches also have a special flavor, with a sweet tenderness and faint hint of almond that some consumers find enjoyable.

The origins of the donut peach are in Asia, where flat peaches have been cultivated for centuries. In the mid-1800s, several varieties were exported to the United States, and Chinese flat peaches, as they were called, became popular for a brief time. The fruits fell out of fashion, however, and the flat peach was considered an essentially lost heirloom variety until the 1990s, when it began to enter widespread cultivation again.

The skin of donut peaches is creamy yellow with a faint red blush, and the flesh is pure white. Their flavor is less acidic than some peach cultivars, and they also are extremely juicy. They tend to be less fuzzy than some other cultivars, reminding some consumers of nectarines. Peaches and nectarines are actually separate fruits, although they are closely related.

According to motherearthnews.com there are 10 things that make donut peaches or Saturn peaches great:

1. They taste better than other peaches. They’re sweeter, with almond overtones.

2. They are lower in acid than other peaches.

3. The pit doesn’t cling to the flesh, so it’s easy to pop out with your thumb.

4. The fruit’s thin, red skin has little or no fuzz, so it doesn’t have to be peeled.

5. Their small size lends itself to being eaten out of hand.

6. The frost-hardy, highly pest- and disease-resistant trees are easy to grow in most areas.

7. You can count on ?Saturn’ peach trees to produce an abundant harvest ? up to twice as many peaches as other varieties.

8. The trees bloom earlier in the spring than other varieties, and put on an absolutely spectacular show of pink blossoms.

9. Most of the nursery stock is now grafted to dwarf roots, making easy work of pruning and harvesting.

10. By planting a rarer variety of peach, you are helping to preserve biodiversity and maintain diverse seed stocks for generations to come.

Well I learned something new this week and I hope I shared something new with you also. If you haven’t already tried these fruits do give them a try.

I tried the dinosaur egg pluot’s and loved them so now I am going to have to buy some donut peaches and give them a try.

Weekly Sunday Post-Collections


In The Beginning- My NEW Jewelry Collection

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

And God said let here be light; and there was light.

Sun Necklace- made from gold glass seed beads(gold for the light of the sun and seed beads because life begins from a seed.]], copper fresh water pearl, pirate, and all strung on metallic copper leather cord.

And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light day, and the darkness he called night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Moon Necklace- made using metallic silver seed beads, grey pearl, and faith charm on stretchy cord. ( Silver for the moon and the pearl for the dark beauty that comes from an oyster)

Moon Earrings-metallic silver seed beads are wire wrapped on copper wire and grey pearl dangles at bottom. Comes with clear ear backs.

Moon Bracelet-metallic silver seed beads, grey pearl, and hope charm. done on stretchy cord.( God gives each one of hope for the day he will return to this earth)

And God said, Let the waters under heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear; and it was so.

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering of the waters called the Seas; and God saw it was good.

Living Water Bracelet-Blue leather and blue cords with Jesus charm.( Blue for the living water which is Jesus who died on the cross so that we may live)

Earth Earrings-Tortoise Shell beads on copper wire.9 The browns for the earth and the shape of rocks because God is our rock)

And God said, let the earth bring forth grass; the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good.

And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Seeds of Fruit- Metallic copper seed beads, copper leather, faith charm and silver and copper colored bead. ( The berry color for fruit and the blood of Jesus who died for us, and the faith charm for all christians who have faith)

I hope you enjou my collection. You can find more of my jewelry at; etsy.com/shops/camijewelry

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