The banana blossom – puso ng saging – had almost no value until someone got the idea that it can be a good meat extender. Partly to completely using it as burger patties. From then on, it has endless possibilities. If it can mimic one meat product then others seem workable too – meatball, fish
The best quality check is taking off the husk and breaking the shell open right on the spot. The coconut is good if it has white meat, free from foul odor and discoloration. I have several coconut trees. They are too tall for me to climb. Using a bamboo pole is hard either. I am
You can make wine from any fruit. Not just from fruits, flowers and wood saps are viable raw materials too. If the sugar concentration is not enough, adding more is a quick fix. By definition, wine is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grape must – grapes with seeds, peels, and stalks mashed together. If
Cassava is also known as balinghoy and kamoteng kahoy. Like rice, cassava is a good energy source. Perhaps you are snacking on cassava products but cannot take it as a complete rice replacement. I suggest trying once in a while and see if it would make a difference. How to roast balinghoy – whole roasted
Our topic is the popular plantain called Saba, Musa spp. All varieties which fall under its umbrella are all plantains. Plantains and Bananas are both bananas but they are not the same. I am not going to discuss mind breaking scientific terms here because it also make my head hurt.
It is not like I am going to convenience store just to buy a pair of turon. What I am getting there are variety of shelf stable goods. On the contrary, every time I get near the cashier, I am ordering a pair.
Worrying what to do with tons of santol fruits you have? The market value is terribly low that you’re not willing to exert effort, harvesting and selling them. Perhaps you’re planning to cut trees and replace them with in-demand crops. Before you do, take a quick read and think again. You may find something that would change your mind.
To put it simply, you can make jam by boiling down any fruit extract to a spreadable consistency. Science calls it soft ball stage which is about 112-116 degrees Centigrade or 85°Brix as measured by refractometer. Do tweaks along the line: add sugar and adjust acidity if needed.
My first encounter with refractometer was a bit embarrassing. I was not alone though. All of my classmates felt the same because we thought of the same thing. And, that awkward moment turned into laughter. We all arrived to conclusion that the small contraption was a monocular. Who wouldn’t? It was a handheld device with adjustable eyepiece. Except, the lens which supposed to magnify distant images was odd. It was flat and slanted, forming a prism. It had a flap protecting the prism from dirt and scratches and perhaps breakage too due to accidental fall.