How To Choose, Prepare and Eat a Starfruit


Sep, 2013

How To Choose, Prepare and Eat a Starfruit

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Since moving to Puerto Rico, we have planted, grown and tried all sorts of different tropical fruits. So far, my favorite is the starfruit, or carambola. When I tell people this and they tell me that they don't like starfruit, I figure that they must just be doing it wrong ;). Choosing and preparing a starfruit is very


How to Juice a Noni

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The noni fruit grows really well here in Puerto Rico and has been touted as an amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune system booster and all-around good for you food. The only problem? It tastes/smells even more disgusting then it looks... The noni that I picked from our tree today: Just smelling a ripe noni makes me gag a little


Great Day in Rincon

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Today was a great day. These three photos are from today. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Mangos are in season. Stoked."][/caption] We have three mango trees planted on the property that may one day grow us delicious mangos like this one. The mature mango trees we have are all 'con fibre' which are really stringy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"


The Best Coffee in Puerto Rico

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Yeah, that's right. I said it. I am going to lay claim to the best coffee in Puerto Rico. Before I tell you that Cafe Rico makes the best whole bean coffee, I need to set the foundation of what kind of coffee drinker I am. Here is a shot; I would prefer no coffee at all to


Bienvenido a Mi Finca!

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Right before we left for our two month excursion to California & New Jersey, I was walking around our property checking out the plants. One of the first things that we planted were a few little banana trees and they have gotten quite large. Since they havn't produced any fruit, I was wondering if perhaps we planted non-fruit


Beach Cruisers and Grapefruit – An Adventurous Saturday

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Summer and I are big into exercise, but in totally different ways. We both like to get exercise doing things we love to do (surfing, snorkeling, yard work) but don't always have the chance to do it together, especially now that surfing is not really an option for Summer. When I left California I was mountain biking whenever