[NAFEX] guavas

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 29 16:30:39 EDT 2011


One of the many advantages to living in Salinas, CA was to be so close to Monterey Bay and Mexican restaurants: Mexican seafood! I'm trying not to drool on myself with memories.
 
Dave Liezen, living nearly two decades now in Spokane, E. WA, and where the Ashmead's Kernel chip bud from last summer is 14" tall and the Lord Lambourne and D'Arcy Spice benchgrafts (from Greenmantle) are doing fine.
 

> From: Docshiva at Docshiva.org
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:59:27 -0700
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
> 
> "Yuk" to la comida de Mexico? It's wonderfully varied: one of the four
> "great cuisines," along with Chinese, Italian and French - with Spain vying
> for inclusion, of not already there. But despite the great variety, each
> does have a national character, doesn't it? And what you like can depend on
> what you grew up with. I grew up with Southeastern Italian, Sonoran Mexican,
> and Irish - northern Mexican is my favorite, but Irish is the comfort food. 
> It does seem to surprise people that Latin American cuisines vary by
> country. 
> Since I think familiarity breeds comfort, and lack of it may breed culinary
> contempt, I wonder where you're from? I had one friend who though even the
> most mild Mexican food was too spicy. He was from Maine, and said the
> hottest thing he could handle were those red potatoes...
> 
> ~ Stephen
> 
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 8:58 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
> 
> I am making plans to go back to Central America to continue our work.
> I assumed the food in Costa Rica was like Mexican food,YUK. It was
> different and good and plenty of fruit was always served. I will
> seek out the guavas and see how many different kinds there are.
> 
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: quirky at videotron.ca
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
> Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:12:50 -0400
> 
> > My mother is from South America but now lives in Florida. She
> >adores 
> >guava jam and buys a brand from Brazil from her local grocery. Last
> >time 
> >she went to get some they didn't have any more, they only had a new 
> >brand made in the US. She bought some but said it tasted nothing like
> >
> >the jam she's used to. More like a run-of-the mill jelly.
> >
> >I think it's really a different style altogether, but I know the
> >fruit 
> >flavour of the South American jam is very intense. As with
> >everything, 
> >it'a a question of taste.
> >
> >Caren Kirk
> >St. Jerome, QC
> >
> >On 7/28/2011 9:14 PM, Dan Nave wrote:
> >> I actually like the guava jelly better than guava jam.
> >> Has a very rich taste.
> >>
> >> Dan
> >>
> >> On 7/28/2011 4:06 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
> >>> I sent to Costa Rica for guava jam. Just got two containers. 
> >This
> >>> jam is made with real sugar. Tasted jam and at first did not like
> >>> it. I was expecting the over-sweet made with corn sugar jam like
> >US
> >>> jam. The Costa Rica jam is tart and has a strong fruit taste.
> >>> Tasted more and found that I like it.
> >>>
> >>> ---- Original Message ----
> >>> From: ernestplutko at wiktel.com
> >>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> >>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
> >>> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:02:05 -0500
> >>>
> >>>> No, I did not bring back seeds. We were taking DNA samples and I
> >>>> later threw guavas away without tasting them because I became
> >>>> preoccupied. Wish I had examined the guavas carefully.
> >>>>
> >>>> ---- Original Message ----
> >>>> From: 6ducks at gmail.com
> >>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> >>>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] guavas
> >>>> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:05:26 -0400
> >>>>
> >>>>> Oooh, I love guavas.
> >>>>> Eat em fresh! You can find lots of recipes on line.
> >>>>> Mostly dessert recipes, but some other things, too.
> >>>>> But I've never seen any that were what I'd call orange.
> >>>>> I have two trees on my back deck that I hope will flower this
> >>>> summer.
> >>>>> Did you bring back any seeds?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Michele in SW Ohio
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> >>>>> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest
> >Plutko
> >>>>> Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:05 PM
> >>>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> >>>>> Subject: [NAFEX] guavas
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I was in Costa Rica and collected a few fallen orange fruits
> >under
> >>>>> some trees. They were guavas which had a very pleasant smell. 
> >I
> >>>>> have heard of guava jelly but is there anything else they are
> >used
> >>>>> for?
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