The Hayes Zoo

Our Purpose


- to know God and use our entire lives in service to Him.

- to stand in the gap through prayer, giving and service to viable ministries in Latin America.

- to be transparent helpers of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, using our resources and skills that through the Holy Spirit, we might encourage and equip those who have less.

- to share a living perspective from Latin America to our churches, friends and family in the states and beyond.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Foodie Friday....

A few pretties that I found at the market...


A bunch of basil!!! It is smelling up my kitchen beautifully and will be made into pesto (!!!!!) once the smell fades. The bunch of basil cost 5 pesos (50 cents mas o menos)

A bunch of guayabas...or in English - guavas. They were about 20 pesos ($2 usd - roughly). THESE smell delightful but that is difficult to descibe on paper. They and the basil are the olfactory delights of my kitchen this week.

Here's the lesson. It's way more informative than I could ever be.

They are a standard addition to our smoothies although Riley prefers to eat them straight. It's basically like an apple only smaller. He also likes the little teeny green ones. Hard and eecckkk - s.o.u.r. Normally you eat the entire thing, rind and all - it's texture is similar to a melon with a softer inside where the pulp and seeds are. The seeds tend to be a bit of a pain (kind of like chewing on a bb) but with the VitaMix we get the majority of them whipped in to shape. Most juice places in the area strain the juice through a sieve to get rid of them but I'd rather use them.

We are getting a varied stock here lately. As in I never know which color I'm going to get when I cut it open. LAST week they were a gorgeous pink/orange color inside with the bright yellow rind (Did I run and get the camera like a good blogger???? Nope.). THIS week I cut them open to find....


Life is like a box of guayabas.......you never know......

Faith

5 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

I've seen these but never bought them. Might be tempted now. Hope you can grow some basil for continuous supplies of pesto :)

Kat @ Inspired To Action.com said...

I love basil. We had some lovely basil plants at our old house (we moved this summer). Hopefully, my sweet gardener husband will plant some at the new house as well.

Care to share you pesto recipe?

Grateful for Grace said...

Yummo!!

Larry and Brenda Fast said...

Guavas--AHHH! My grandmom grew them in her yard. She would cook them, somehow smoosh them into sauce, strain to remove seeds, then add a shameful abount of sugar. THEN, she would serve this sauce over her special homemade biscuits. My mouth waters!!!!!
Thank you, Faith, for your transparency in the journey. Isn't it ironic that in the desert you find refreshment. God simply delights in surprising us in the most unexpected places.

Emmanuel--BFast

muddyboots said...

Ahhh, Basil...

I love the days when I pick most of the basil and bring it in the house. I leave it in the sink all day just so I can have the smell.

And when we dry it in dh's dehydrator I'm in heaven.

I am SO ready for spring!