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Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit by Ingrid .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 2:51pm Prickly pear might be considered an “exotic” fruit to some folks, but where I live, it is commonly available. This plant, Opuntia ficus-indica grows wild throughout the American southwest and I’m also a stones throw away from Mexico, where it has been a staple of their diet for thousands of years. I find prickly pear, especially at this tim ... Read on »
Prickly Pear Cactus Juice by Ingrid .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 9:41pm On the heels of my last post Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit, I’ve learned a little more about this desert fruit. Its outer skin range in color from light green to purple-red, and its flesh ranges from a light yellow-green, to deep golden, to red. Also, I’d like to share a tip from Naomi, one of my readers, who left a comment on the Prickly Pea ... Read on »
Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit by Ingrid .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 3:23pm PLEASE NOTE :: This post was whipped out when updating this site. I’ve re-posted it today, February 22nd. The original post was February 18th. Unfortunately, the comments you left were whipped out too. My apologies for any inconvenience. Prickly pear might be considered an “exotic ... Read on »
Prickly Pear Cactus Cooler by Ingrid .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 3:50pm On the heels of my last post Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit, I’ve learned a little more about this desert fruit. Its outer skin range in color from light green to purple-red, and its flesh ranges from a light yellow-green, to deep golden, to red. A few days ago I posted a link Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit on Raw E ... Read on »
Prickly Pear Mesquite Mini Muffins - Gluten Free by Sheltie Girl Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:19pm aka "Desert Mini Muffins" This past week my computer had to make the trek to the Dell Depot to be repaired. I planned ahead and got all the information I needed for the week, but still some things didn't quite work as I had intended. I'm not the best at working from a paper calender anymore and I found myself double checking all my appo ... Read on »
Blue Corn Scones & Prickly Pear Butter - Gluten Free by Sheltie Girl Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:20pm The Hopi people have lived and farmed in northeastern Arizona since the 12th century. They have developed a unique method of growing food in a harsh environment called dry farming. They grow a wide variety of corn, squash, beans, melons and other plants. In spring the Blue Corn Maiden brings the blue corn to the Hopi people. She is early ... Read on »
Prickly Pear by Steve .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:19am The prickly pear is a cactus fruit that is actually a berry. The pulp of the prickly pear is sweet and moist with an aroma and flavor similar to a combination of the tastiest tropical and subtropical fruits, strawberry, watermelon, honeydew melon, fig, and banana.   The salmon or pink to magenta colored flesh of the pric ... Read on »
Blue Corn Scones & Prickly Pear Butter - Gluten Free by Sheltie Girl Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 6:02pm The Hopi people have lived and farmed in northeastern Arizona since the 12th century. They have developed a unique method of growing food in a harsh environment called dry farming. They grow a wide variety of corn, squash, beans, melons and other plants. In spring the Blue Corn Maiden brings the blue corn to the Hopi people. She is early ... Read on »
Prickly Pear Cactus Juice by Ingrid .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:13pm On the heels of my last post Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit , I’ve learned a little more about this desert fruit. Its outer skin range in color from light green to purple-red, and its flesh ranges from a light yellow-green, to deep golden, to red. Also, I’d like to share a tip from Naomi, one of my readers, who left a comment on the Pric ... Read on »
Kara tries new things #1: Prickly Pear by Kara K. Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 12:00am   When I was a really little kid, I ate EVERYTHING.  Seriously.  I was basically an adorable garbage disposal. Dee-licious! When I got a little older (from about age 6-my mid-teens), I did a complete 180 and became a ridiculously picky eater.  I’d probably eat anything if you dipped it in chocolate and ... Read on »