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Not a CTWW Post – 4 Dec

Here we go again with NOT a CTWW post.

But this week I am going to set a challenge.

Each week, in fact I am sure each day, we all do something that maybe considered ‘green’ and probably don’t even think about it. Well, I want you to think about it, maybe photograph it, and post it.

I have done a quick stocktake of things that have happened.

Firstly, four years ago I planted goiaba (guava) seeds, some of them sprouted, and I transplanted one to grow. The tree is now three metres (9 feet +/-) tall and there are a couple of fruit for the first time. I noticed then this week.

See it, half hidden behind the leaf?

See it, half hidden behind the leaf?

A few weeks ago, I had some pineapple, one I thought had died, and I yanked it out and threw on the compost heap where it took root, and now there is a pineapple growing; one of five that I have around the yard.

This is the biggest

This is the biggest

The last bunch of fresh mint I bought at the sacolão (fruit & vege shop), one piece had a sprig of root, so I put it in a glass of water, then when more root had grown, I transplanted it in an old paint tin.

Most of my plants are in old paint tins

Most of my plants are in old paint tins

So soon I will have fresh mint for the kitchen.

Yesterday I put out my rubbish, someone had thrown out an old dead cactus still in its planter.


Just waiting for something to grow in it

Bit of a brush up and it’s ready to be the home for a new plant.

In the late afternoon, I stopped off at the botequim (bar next door) for a well deserved beer after a hot day, and saw that someone had thrown out an old PC. Home it went. After a refreshing beer, I opened it.

All good spare parts

Less to go to the landfill

Spare parts, two memory sticks, a hard drive, a CDROM, cables, all good spare parts.

So, what have you done this week? Or done earlier that has become apparent this week?

Write a post about it, and leave a comment here.

This is your official NOT a CTWW post, brought to you with two cups of coffee. No animals were tested here.

Pineapples… Wonderful fruit

Yes, the pineapple is a wonderful fruit. There is just so much you can do with it. Cakes, desserts, juice, Hawaiian style cooking, BBQ, the list could go on.

But what do you do with the spiky leaves, the crown on top?

I know, garnish a piña colada…

Yes, that is an option, and not a bad idea at that.

Did you know that the drink  piña colada was only ‘invented’ in 1963?

Piña colada is Spanish for ‘strained pineapple.’

This cocktail has been famous in Puerto Rico since 1978, and it became more widely known after Rupert Holmes released his song “Escape“, commonly known as “The Piña Colada Song”.

Remember that song?

The crown of the pineapple can be planted. It makes an attractive pot plant for indoors and in about two years it produces another pineapple.

Image courtesy Tickled Red

Hop over to Tickled Red and read step by step instructions and some more great photos of the process.

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