Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween Flan!

I love Fall and of course the first thing we do in Fall is to get ready for Halloween. Don’t you just love Halloween, I know I do – and while normally I don’t do “spooky” things like put out … Continue reading

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Jaltomate/Creeping False Holly/Jaltomata procumbens

Pictures by marssipa’s photostream Jaltomata Procumbens, or more commonly know as Creeping False Holly, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Jaltomata. False Holly has little berries also known as … Continue reading

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Conquest of the Inca Empire

To imagine oneself living in the world of the Inca, one would have to travel back 500 years into a magnificent society made up of more than 10 million subjects. Cuzco, which emerged as the richest city in the New … Continue reading

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Arrayan/Chilean Myrtle/Luma apiculata

Arrayan, (not to be confused by Sartre Guava) belongs to the myrtaceae family. These species are some of the most characteristic and beautiful in the lake region of the Patagonian Andes. They grow along water currents in the Valdivian temperate … Continue reading

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Canistel/Egg fruit/Pouteria campechiana

The Mayans knew the value of the Canistel back in 800 BC. They would gather the maturing fruit from the dense evergreen trees that shaded their thatch homes and place them in the cooled ashes of the fire. Here they … Continue reading

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October Bake Quest #11

Here’s my entry for October’s Bake Quest -You’re currently reading “October Bake Quest #11,” an entry submitted to Life in the Sonoran Desert.- Now that the weather is getting colder, a stew recipe surely is in order. I am finding … Continue reading

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Maqui /Chilean wineberry/Aristotelia chilensis

Maqui berry is grown in the far south of South America, known as Patagonia. This region includes Chile and Argentina and is thought to be one of the most fertile areas on our planet. It is also called the Chilean … Continue reading

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The Pink Making Strides Walk

Yesterday, I participated in the Making Strides against Breast Cancer fund-raising walk. I walked for all the woman whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. My legs hurt when it was all over, but I felt good. It was … Continue reading

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Inti Raymi: The Inca Festival of the Sun

The Inti Raymi or “The Festival of the Sun” was and is the most important Andean festival. The cultures celebrate the Inti Raymi (The Sun Festival) every each winter solstice in Cusco and a new year in the Andes of … Continue reading

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10 Random Things About Me

Hello World! I’ve been tagged by my cyber friend, Monsoon, to post random facts about me, so we can all get to know each other better. Okay, let’s see… 1 – I have been working in a Senior Center as … Continue reading

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