Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fridayshootouts.blogspot.com: Texture






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What a great gift we have to be able to feel the different textures.

When my kids were little, I used lux soap and made slime, and also made play dough. They had great funny. In school, when I teach the letter W and J, I make up some jelly and the kids recite wibble, wobble, wibble and then squeeze the jelly. You can see the enjoyment they have.

In this post, I am showcasing fruits grown in South East Asia.

The Dragon fruit comes from Vietnam and is grown in Malaysia. The fruit has scale like skin, hence the name dragon fruit. The plant has long spiky stems. Nobody would dare wake this sleeping dragon.

The little oval yellow fruits are called rambutan. Rambu in Malay means hair. The fruit is hairy, and you remove the skin/shell to eat the fruity fresh inside.

The wooden panel is made of rollers which my Mother in Law uses to massage her feet. The texture is hard, and is meant to stimulate the blood vessels to encourage the blood to flow.

This pineapple is one foot long. It is the Sarawak pineapple. Sarawak is my birthplace in Borneo. In this region, this fruit is reputed to be the best pineapple.


Pineapple skin is usually discarded. They are useless. In the Philippines, they now use them for making paper. My sister in law believes in organic and health food. She makes a brew with fruit skins especially citrus and pineapple skins with some sugar. The resulting brew is added to her floor cleaning detergent. This brew serves dual purposes, it removes the artificial harmful chemicals in the detergent and gives a fruity fragrance to your floor and room.

15 comments:

Sarah Lulu said...

So interesting.

I remember eating rambutan for the first time in Bali 35 years ago!

dinzie said...

I've had rabutan...never had the dragon fruit ....

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Doreen said...

many textures there and also good to eat!

shopannies said...

interesting pictures

Butler and Bagman said...

I really want one of those foot rollers! Great textures.

Chele said...

Prickly! I enjoyed your selection of photos.

Zaroga said...

You found such interesting textures. My favorite is the pineapple. It is nice to know more of these fruits especially how they are used.

Chef E said...

One day I will try dragon fruit, along with some other stuff I have on my 'to try' list...like your textures!

Thanks for sharing by the way! My daughter is 23, I go out and have a toast to her life to which I am forever opened my eyes and a changed life!

Chef E said...

I also meant to say I also am sorry for your loss as well...I agree empty arms are hard...

Kerri said...

I just love the pineapple picture!!

Jama said...

Rambutan is my favorite fruit!

M.Kate said...

You have all the different textures here, interesting and most tasty too :P

Patty said...

Oh, I missed your Friday shoot out. Forgive me. I love your textures, especially that pineapple.

I was just coming here to find out how you were after reading about the earthquake and see that I had not made it to your site.

Thanks for all your great photos!

GigiSxm said...

great texture shots! I got a pineapple too!

Baruch said...

Nice variety of textures