The Visa Collector

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Tag Archives: kalamansi

2011 crop: Petals drop


The petals have fallen, and the fruits are now visible. Still too early to celebrate, but things are looking good for this year’s barbecue.

Jul 15, 2011

2011: Incoming crop


The first flowers for 2011 have opened. Looking forward to the summer harvest. The recent rains have been good for “Mansi”.

Jun 30, 2011

Kalamansi Chronicles: Dawn harvest


The barbecue opportunity I’d been waiting for ever since we got the Kalamansi plant finally came up: Christmas 2010. We were putting together a party at a friend’s place and my pork BBQ dish was requested. Ideally, the pork should have been marinaded a couple of days ahead of time. But I had just come back from a looooong two week trip involving three time zones, so my body clock was just totally out of whack. So I wasn’t able to do anything two nights before.

Thus in the wee hours of the 24th, I harvested whatever I could and got to work.

Only six fruits could be harvested and I had a lot of meat to prepare. So I took those, and added a couple of lemons for reinforcement.

Too bad it rained on Christmas. So we broiled the pork instead of grilling it.

Dec 26, 2010

Kalamansi Chronicles: First harvest


Finally twisted off my first two fruits today. I wanted to add a little more zing to my soy sauce marinade, and felt that the two lemons I already had in there needed help.

First of two The stem

It picked them tad bit young, but you couldn’t tell from the citrusy-aroma that came out when I opened it. Man I miss this fruit. Pardon the spots on the cutting board. Those were from the garlic cloves I minced earlier.

Nov 12, 2010

Kalamansi Chronicles: Growth


Three months into the project . . . so far so good.

At purchase As of October 19, 2010

Four of its branches are getting pretty long, almost begging to be trimmed. But I’m not risking it this close to winter. Its fruits continue to grow.

Oct 20, 2010

Kalamansi Chronicles: Moving on from flowers


The last flowers fell days ago, and fruits have taken their place. Now the race is on for the fruits to ripen before summer runs out. Looking forward to late summer/early autumn barbecues that won’t need lemons as Kalamansi substitutes.

Sep 18, 2010