Update on my Apple Tree

Apples The squirrels have not gotten to them. My apples are growing! This picture is from last weekend. Still healthy, still bearing fruit, protected by mother nature, my apple tree looks lovely, strong. As summer continues, showers and sun are doing their job, and I am certainly hoping for apples in the Fall. 🙂

My Marvelous Apple Tree

My marvelous Apple tree! Finally! Here is my pictorial attempt to track my apples. Thrilled, ecstatic, quivering, extremely happy, I run regular checks. Bunnies and squirrels are watching too, although not too innocently. Ulterior motives go with them. I hope I can get to my sweet ones on time. Never had I seen such beautiful spectacle….

My Spring (Fruit) Garden

My spring fruit garden is starting to wake up.  This is our blooming apple tree! It is absolutely fantastic. Nature comes back stronger each year, promising delicious, abundant harvests! A few years ago we planted two kinds of apple trees and the tags are nowhere to be found. I’ll need to see them growing back to remind myself to…

Salad Recipe Collection – Cartagena Fishermen’s Salad – 2 of 5

“Avoid seafood in the months without an ‘R’, May through August, the gestation months..” Colloquial Quote by: Fishermen from Cartagena de Indias (my home town.) This salad has been around in homes in Cartagena for decades. This was the first time I had tried to make it, and everyone at home was happy to be my…

Ponche de Navidad, a Mexican Christmas tradition.

Buñuelos and ‘Ponche de Navidad’ [with or without Tequila], guests of honor at Mexican Christmas family gatherings. This week we celebrated a Posada with Norma and her family. She prepared this warm, inviting drink, gave me the recipe and shared some of this tradition’s story. Common Mexican middle of the road knowledge says this tradition started…