Today’s card: VII of Pentacles

You planted them, they’re growing, but they’re not ripe yet. Keep taking care of them, and the time to pick them will come. It’s okay to rest a bit.

Whatever we’re working on is starting to bear fruit, and we can see it, but it’s not rewarding us yet. Again we have a Grey sky which speaks of holding patterns…things not quite ready.

Rambutan

rambutan store displayI was wandering around Central Market on Saturday and in the area where they keep turmeric and galang I saw these spiky balls with the name Rambutan on the label. I grabbed two since I didn’t know if I’d like it.  I looked up how to open it and eat it. It’s a soft-ish outer rind with a translucent white fruit inside with a seed that is about the size of and shaped like an almond.

You cut through the rind with a paring knife around it and squeeze to get the fruit to pop out. The meat is very tight against the pit so separating it would be quite a chore. I just nibbled around it until I cleaned the pit. It has an extremely mild flavor kind of like a prickly pear. The flavor could be lost in combination with anything remotely stronger. Rambutan OpenedIt might go well with coconut or something equally subdued in taste.

These came from Guatemala but the tree has its origins in SE Asia. There is more information at rambutan.com

Rambutan

I was wandering around Central Market on Saturday and in the area where they keep turmeric and galang I saw these spiky balls with the name Rambutan on the label. I grabbed two since rambutan-store-displayI didn’t know if I’d like it. I looked up how to open it and eat it. It’s a soft-ish outer rind with a translucent white fruit inside with a seed that is about the size of and shaped like an almond.

You cut through the rind with a paring knife around it and squeeze to get the fruit to pop out. The meat is very tight against the pit so separating it would be quite a chore. I just nibbled around it until I cleaned the pit. It has an extremely mild flavor kind of like a prickly pear. The flavor could be lost in Rambutan-Openedcombination with anything remotely stronger. It might go well with coconut or something equally subdued in taste.

These came from Guatemala but the tree has its origins in SE Asia. There is more information at rambutan.com