Sunday, 7 February 2016

Pineapples galore in Singapore

Pineapples growing and glowing in the Singapore Botanic Gardens
Pineapples on the streets

"Signature drink" of sour plum, pineapple and caixin at Day and Night in Tiong Bahru

One of the highlights of hawker food in Singapore are the fresh juices
- especially the pineapple combinations!


Singapore shrines

Singapore fashion
Singapore paper decorations

 This totally marvellous creation (by myself!) is an origami pineapple,
instructions found in this youtube 
And here's one being made by an expert!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hawaiian Pineapple Rice Salad

Royal Flying Doctor Women’s Auxiliary Historical Cookbook, Boulder WA 1981

Hawaiian Rice Salad 

2/3 cup rice (or 2 cups ready cooked); ½ cup grated carrot; ½ cup mayonnaise (prepared from recipe on Condensed Milk tin); ¾ cup diced pineapple (fresh or canned); cucumber to garnish; 1 cup grated cheese
Method: Cook rice and allow to cool. Toss all ingredients together and turn into salad bowl. This is a basic recipe to which other ingredients may be added. Half a cup of any of the following would blend well with the basic mixture, but don’t be tempted to add too many contrasting flavours as you will spoil the end result: olives, sultanas, grapes, walnuts, red pepper, chopped ham, dates, avocado, cottage cheese, cold cooked broad beans.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Pineapples in Bangladesh and India

Our daughter, Ella, spent most of 2015 in Bangladesh working with CARE. She was able to go exploring occasionally and visited a pineapple plantation while in Srimangal.

Les and I joined Ella and a friend, Sarah, in India last October. These photos are a small part of the experience (the important pineapply part) !
Pineapple and tea growing together near New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

While staying at Floatel Hotel in Kolkata I taste tested all the cocktails/mocktails on offer that contained pineapple juice! Starting with an "Ice Berg Lagoon: litchi juice, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and Vanilla Cream".
"Cinderella: orange and pineapple with raspberry syrup, chopped fruit, top up with soda".

"Bliss All Time: pineapple, orange, gingerale and top with soda".

"Old Summer Punch: orange, mango, pineapple, fresh cream and Grenadine syrup".

Fresh pineapple for breakfast with pineapple curd.

Fresh pineapple on a stall in Mirik, West Bengal Hills.

Pineapple Raita, a sweet and spicy side dish, Mirik.
Pineapple cakes at Kolkata Airport.
Fresh pineapple for sale in Kolkata.
 And Mirik.
Pineapple accessories.
Pineapple shaped garbage bins (Kolkata Botanic Gardens).
And a man (who wasn't as serious as he looks) selling a pineapple flavoured purgative in a pharmacy in Darjeeling! Anne