Today’s Photos – Red Cage Stinkhorn Fungus

Today's photos show the largest red cage stinkhorn fungus I've ever seen. It was growing in our hill and was all covered with flies; but many flew away when I stopped to take a few photos.  The red cage stinkhorn fungus is known as the Clathrus ruber; and is actually the stinkiest of mushrooms. It is also called … Continue reading Today’s Photos – Red Cage Stinkhorn Fungus

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Ackee Pizza (No Tomato Sauce And No Cheese)

Quote: "Every misfortune is a blessing in disguise". This morning, while cooking our ackee, it boiled into what I would call "ackee porridge". I guess we could have use the overcooked ackee as a spread for our sandwiches, but we decided to use it to make ackee pizza instead. This was a good idea since a member in our … Continue reading Ackee Pizza (No Tomato Sauce And No Cheese)

Bird Pepper

I found a bird pepper plant while working in our hillside today; it was growing with guinea grass, high up on a rock. Bird pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) is so named because birds are very fond of eating these small peppers, and they are known to disperse the seeds. Bird pepper is also known as … Continue reading Bird Pepper

Another Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus

I knew that on our hillside there was another rosette flower of Plectranthus Amboinicus - Jamaican French Thyme, and today I found it. It is taller (8½" or approx. 22 cm), and even has ordinary french thyme plant leaves sprouting from its stem. I'm amazed at seeing this rosette flower, and a quick glance reveals that … Continue reading Another Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus

rosette flower of Plectranthus amboinicus (Cuban Oregano, French Thyme)

The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

Recently, I discovered a different type of flower appearing on our French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus); it resembles a rosette consisting of green leaves. The Jamaican French Thyme (plectranthus amboinicus) is also known as Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, and Indian Borage. The flowers (usually pale purple or lavender in colour) are arranged in a … Continue reading The Rosette Flower Of Plectranthus Amboinicus (Jamaican French Thyme)

cleaning ackee arils

I Learned A New Method Of Cleaning Ackee Arils

Before preparing ackee for cooking, each aril must be cleaned to remove the seed and the poisonous, inedible red membrane. My usual method of cleaning ackee arils is to twist the seeds off all the arils, and then to remove the red membrane from each with my knife. Afterward, I wash and boil the ackee arils … Continue reading I Learned A New Method Of Cleaning Ackee Arils