Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rich Food...

When we heard about the Moringa plant a couple of years ago...
we ordered some seeds and managed to grow a few in pots

we gave a couple of them away to interested parties...
and transplanted the rest into the ground

the small finches love this tree...
and we love eating the leaves off and using the stems for tea brewing

the taste of the leaves is a bit peppery, but good
going out to the tree and snapping off a stem of leaves is my favorite way of eating it

you can click this link to wikipedia...
and you will get some info on it
there are more links to other sites at the bottom of the Moringa Wikipedia page

our French Cashew (aka Malay Apple) tree is flowering, once again...
and it looks like there will be more fruit than the first time it bore

ours were quite sweet...
so am looking forward to having these from off our own tree, again

the flowers are ever so pretty...
and I just love how so pink they are

my husband and our farmhand have been working hard...
getting up a roof over the stairs leading up to the main part of the cottage

it will be quite nice to go up and down without getting thoroughly...
drenched by rain when we need to go in and out for any reason...
while the raindrops are falling

then, there is the Noni fruit someone graciously let us have

she told us to put it in a tight covered jar...
let it seep the juices out for several weeks...
and during that time, it is actually fermenting

then, when the fruit has shriveled up and gone black...
the juice is ready to drink

we are giving it a try
if I can remember to do so...
I'll let you know how it tastes

right now, it still has a ways to go

when I contemplate the abundance of the foods the Lord God gives us...
it causes me to meditate on His promises to His people as shown in the scripture:

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food,
a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow,
of aged wine well refined.
And He will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of His people He will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
"Behold, this is our God;
we have waited for Him,
that He might save us.
This is the Lord;
we have waited for Him;
let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation."
Isaiah 25:6-9


May your day and night find grace in the Lord.


  1. It's so fun for me to see all the different things you can grow, and eat there.
    We are done with our growing season now, and I really enjoy the pictures that you post, and seeing what you are still growing.

    Love the covered walkway... that will be so nice.

    Smiles :)

  2. I have a friend who orders in Moringa for a juice mixture. After a month of drinking it the arthritis in her joints has eased up like no other pain medicine has ever helped before, and many other health benefits has served her well too!

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  4. I mis read and saw "then, there is the non- fruit somebody gave us" and the picture of the dog at the bottom of the stairs, I thought "Our dogs are non-fruit too! Except sometimes they're pretty fruity!

  5. You grow the most interesting plants. The moringa sure is nutritious--and pretty too. And those French cashew blossoms are so gorgeous they almost seem fake. I can't believe how pink they are!

  6. A really interesting read, as usual. What an abundance of limes...my goodness over here they are sold very green and very small....enjoy God's abundance...it surely is marvellous how he caters for our every need.
    Kind regards from a sunny but cold Northern Ireland.