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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Happy for finding Fresh Rambutan

Having worked and lived for about three years in Indonesia, the country which is the largest producer of Rambutan fruit, we were delighted to find them at Costco!
Yes, they are called the 'Hairy Fruit' as Rambut means hair!
These came from Central America, from Guatemala though!
Love the way they did draw them with their hairy body and how to cut into them for popping out the delicious and juicy contents.
We sure miss living in the tropics as you have year round access to the most delicious fresh fruits!
Mangosteen is another of my favorites...
Do you care for any fresh tropical fruits?

24 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette,
    well, there are some tropical fruits I love ... but at the moment we have lovely seasonal and regional fruits here, I always prefere them ;O)
    Have a lovely week,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      You live in a smaller circle and love to eat what you're used to; that's okay!
      There goes nothing above the taste of exotic tropical fruits.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. The rambutans you bought seem fresh not being frozen. Its WHITE flesh is similar to that of laichi.
    I imagine you enjoyed the taste and smell of durians there.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Yes fresh and they indeed are related to the also delicious lychee.
      You bet we both loved the taste AND smell of durian!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. I've seen them in the supermarket. Never tried them.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Well, you should give them a try, those exotic tropical fruits are heaven.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. They sure are very hairy! It's good that they put illustration of how to pop out the fruit. Otherwise it may be difficult if you are not familiar with them :-) I hope you enjoy the fresh fruit!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      We sure did, we love all tropical fruits.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. They're very interesting looking; I've never tried them, though. I wonder if they could even be found here. I love fruits of various kinds, but I can't tolerate much fruit anymore; too acidic for my system now (I have a lot of digestive issues).

    BTW, yes, Derry is free of stitches and cone and much happier for it, though he's grooming the incision and area obsessively. It's healing nicely, though.

    With regard to Spooky, can you give him joint supplements (for pets, of course) if you don't already? That could help. Maybe there's something tasty to be added to his food. Good luck, I hope his leg is better!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      That's too bad that you can't enjoy fruits due to health issues. That would be cruel to me, if I had to cut them out of my diet...
      You might find the canned rambutan and lychee, if not the fresh ones.
      Happy for Derry! Our Spooky took his first pil out of my hand, hope he continues doing so. We have been talking about using something like we ourselves use as a supplement. We get very good results with the YouTheory Turmeric. Should be able to find something for pets in that trend. Yes, our pets can get the very same health issues as we humans face.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, Fresh lychee, like a rambutan but without the "hair" are typical in Taiwan. This year since I am here in the summer, I was expecting to get a lot of them but unfortunately it was a bad year for lychee. We did get a few days of a very delicious variety called gui-wei, so i was able to indulge a little. For some reason, fresh rambutan are rarely seen here, although I often see them imported to Ohio.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      It is funny how still South East Asia differs in its liking of the rambutan, lychee or longan fruits.
      Maybe you do have the latter? We love all three of them!
      Don't know if in Indonesia they also grow the Cantonese favorite of lychee gui wei?
      You have to be a tropical fruit specialist for knowing all the varieties.
      My other favorite is the mangosteen...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Yes indeed we have long yan (or longan). Their season is just starting. I like long yan but they tend to be very sweet. Mangosteens, which are delicious, used to be common here, but not recently. The gui wei is a wonderful lychee, but perhaps the top prize is the yu he bao, which is also the earliest. This year there seemed to be no crop of yu he bao, hei ye, or most other lychees, but people here get to be experts, and argue over their favorites.
      --Jim

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    3. You certainly live in the best part of the world, with lots of delicious tropical fruits to enjoy; regardless one year's crop turnout.
      Enjoy!
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, for your region especially, these tropical varieties look very funny.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. That is a new one on me. Love to try new things...maybe one day I will come upon one...thanks.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thought by living in The Netherlands, with a large Indonesian population, you might have eaten them at least canned. Fresh is only seasonal but also here in the USA you can find them canned. They are very good.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      And that says the neighbor of the biggest producer of Rambutan, Indonesia...?!
      Must be real easy for you to find some.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Hej Mariette, ik ken ze wel van het restaurant, maar eet ze nooit thuis. Wel mango, avocado, meloen, bananen, ananas en de kokosnoot. De laatste weken heb ik echter veel aardbeien, kersen, blauwe bessen en pruimen gegeten. Met dit weer gaat al dat fruit er goed in. Fijne dag, groetjes Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Vreemd dat toch veel mensen ze niet kennen/eten in de verse vorm.
      Nederland heeft toch zo'n band met Indonesië en ook veel mensen die daar geboren zijn.
      Wij eten het hele jaar door veel vers fruit, het is hier ook voldoende voor handen en het is oh zo gezond.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Grazie e anche a tutti voi un buon fine settimana.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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