Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mulberry Season!

I wish I took this one, ha..

Beautiful, delicate blossoms above..and the leaves resemble the lei around that man's neck. But this photo is known as "Stink Maile" -for a good reason, because it's the nastiest vine you'll ever find (in these parts) growing around your pad.. also, it obviously resembles true Maile.-
On the other hand, Maile (pronounced MY-lĕ) in Hawaiian), is one of the few vines endemic to the Islands-
Hawaii lei tradition
found here-
These flowers remind me of Spring, which isn't too far away..the lavender and yellow Lantana below are actually a ground cover.



I'm leaving a recipe following the macro shots of the new mulberries budding- (not just for the chicks-lol) I like this one but I'm sure Strawberry/Mulberry would be really good as well-



Mulberry & Rhubarb:

Pie w/Crust

2 1/2 cups mulberries
1 1/2 cups finely chopped rhubarb
1 1/4 cups raw sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

Mix together
mulberries, rhubarb, sugar, and flour.
Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie shell. Dot filling with butter and add top crust.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until pie is done, about 30 minutes. Enjoy-

Crust:
1 & 1/4 Cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 Cup ice water
In a lg. bowl, combine flour & salt, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a TB at a time-until mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic then refrigerate 4 hrs or overnight. Roll out to fit a 9" pie. Enjoy-
Now I use the next crust here for cheesecake..don't know why you couldn't, but I'm used to winging things?

1 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. pecans, finely chopped
1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. butter, melted
16 to 18 pecan halves


Cheers-

19 comments:

The Write Girl said...

I love your photos. I was going to ask who the guy was lol. The recipe sounds amazing.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

These are just like strawberries, right? In some parts near the place I live, these are abundant this season :)

Thanks for sharing the photos :)

doro said...

Fantastic nature! A flowers, fruits like a paradise!
Have a nice weekend;)

Anya said...

Unique photo's Wow!!
Thanks for the recipe :-)
Sounds YUMMIEeee........

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

CambridgeLady said...

Those mulberries look amazing. Wonderful colourful photos - they lift my spirits. I wonder what that guy is thinking ....... he looks mildly uncomfortable.

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos

Denise said...

An interesting post, wonderful photos, and a delicious recipe! Great way to start out a day. Thanks Regina :) Have a great weekend!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Thanks to all of you..Katina, Doro, Anya & Amin- hope you have a wonderful weekend-

Bhavesh Chaatbar, (I meant that many people like to mix strawberries with them instead of Rhubarb for pies..but they are smaller-more like a rasberry or blackberry, only a little sweeter.
Thanks for your visit..hope your doing well-

Hi Angela, (he's probably used to it)ha ha. I just finished commenting on your post (about the flood)but lost my comment - not so easy to retrieve it on your blackberry? Will be by shortly- thanks
Denise- big hug! I will be by to visit-

Calico Crazy said...

Such lovely photos, and as always you manage to teach me something new.

JM said...

Awesome flower/fruit shots! The last one is so eye-catching.

Regina said...

My friend all are amazing. So delightful and mesmerizing. Thank you for sharing.
The header is awesome too!love it.

Have a wonderful day!

XOXO

Oz Girl said...

I love the lantana, very beautiful. And I also really like the new photo in your photos, stunning!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Teresa, Regina, JM..thanks-
Oz Girl- happy you stopped by- love your insight-Wish everyone a great weekend-

The Write Girl said...

I love the new banner also with the horses and that amazing tree. That is an amazing photo!!

Amin said...

Very beautiful flowers.

Renee said...

Thank you so much for the visit and comment on my blog. Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh, I'm glad you came by Renee..I appreciate that!!

elvira pajarola said...

CARA REGINA....Sublime Pics and so wonderful exploring these magnificient tropical Beauties presented so lovely by You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
.....(I agree about your thought on the first pic!!!!woooooooooowwwww!!)

have a wonderful and happy weekend!!
ciao ciao elvira

Spiderdama said...

Wow. I really looking forward to spring when I see this flowers! Great shots:-)

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