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Yummy Foods to Grow

Dear World,

Well, we are so excited to share our delightful finds with you, and can’t wait to have you try them for yourselves!  Since this is beautiful Spring, the season of new beginnings and rebirth, let’s start with our Garden of Delights!

I want you to start taking responsibility for yourselves by growing as much of your own food as you can, and trying to eat as organic or wildcrafted as possible, always knowing and trusting your sources.

Becoming Sustainable

Although not by nature very pessimistic, I am afraid I do believe that big farming, big agriculture and so on, does not have our best interests at heart!  Look at all the chemical processing, the DNA interference and farm fishing, and tell me that you think this is all for our good?  Sorry, no!  It’s mostly for the good of the Agri-businesses, who care more about the bottom line than for your health.  So, try to control and bless the foods you choose for your needs.

Container Gardening

Get used to the idea of Container Gardening.  You can grow so many things in containers, just moving up to bigger and bigger containers when needed, so you don’t ever have to have the excuse of not having enough land space to grow things!  I grew some beautiful white and pale lavender eggplants, potatoes, and peppers right out of containers, and the taste was truly remarkable.  There is something very magical about “from seed to table”!

Everybody knows you can grow tomatoes, beans and some cucumbers out of containers, but let’s think outside the box!  Let’s grow tea, coffee, vanilla orchid, lemons, potatoes, cacao and other goodies out of containers!

 

Delightful! Tea Bushes in Containers!

I have personally grown some of these out of containers, and the excitement this generates, almost cannot be measured.  For example, tea when it reaches a certain maturity, produces the most exquisite, creamy colored flowers you’ve ever seen.  And then you think of the true name of tea, Camellia Sinensis, and D’uh! it makes sense!  The name Camille or Camellia, has always been associated with the winsome creaminess of The Lady of the Camellias!

Tea Plants in Containers

While you will never put tea plantations out of business with your container pots of tea, isn’t it nice to have your own tea bush, and certainly be the talk of many of your gatherings?  Tea bushes do take a little while to come to maturity, but you can certainly pick some of the new leaves to make your own green tea!  You must also have a sunny spot for the container, and never grow the bushes in plastic containers!

Look at the beautiful tea bush to the right.   I have found a Container Plant for you to start your own mini plantation? Or, what should we call a Container Tea Bush? a mini Contation?  🙂  Get started now, before the prices go up, or we run out!

4″ Container            $22.50 plus, $7.50 p&h

Delightful! Coffee Bushes in Containers!

I was always fascinated watching the coffee beans grow, at my father’s plantation.  They are beautiful, going from green to red to brown, very similar to Allspice berries, which trees are often found near coffee bushes too.   Coffee also takes some time before starting to bear fruit, but is worth the wait.

I have a slightly mean story, that I absolutely cannot resist sharing (okay, the Devil made me do it)!  This story proves the point that visitors to foreign countries should try to be respectful enough to listen to the locals if they are trying to tell them something!

We have a lot of goats that wander around our island, and mature coffee beans look very much like goat pellets, we know that, so we never mistake them for coffee beans!  However, some friends saw tourists, in the coffee plantation, about to pick up these goat pellets, and hastened very excitedly over to tell them not to do that!  For some reason, these tourists were very offended to be approached so excitedly by the locals and they turned their backs and continued to pick them up!  So, my friends shrugged and left them to it!  🙁

To this day, I wonder what their reaction was when they tried to grind and brew those goat pellets for coffee!

Anyway, back to the delightful coffee bushes in containers that we have for sale here.  These are Arabica beans, the progenitor of this whole revolution, which had its beginnings in Ethiopia!  Follow the growing directions for this plant, and you can’t go wrong!

 

2.5″ Container    $15.00, plus $5.20 p&H

 

So, these are some of the plants I am going to be introducing you to today!  Come back next week to meet some other delightful container plants!

 

TO ORDER ABOVE CONTAINER PLANTS,  Please send us your order by email to:  escentltd@yahoo.com, and we will direct you to our PayPal account.  Thank you!  Sorry, but at the moment, we can only take orders from North America.  Thanks.

 

Other Delightful Treats! Personal Care Items

You will not believe what I found!  Only the most delightful Green Tea Soap  Just look at that amazing Emerald color.  This is one of the most beautiful, fragrant and delightful soaps I have found in a long time.  Artisan, hand crafted by a family business, it is my pleasure to introduce you to this treasure!  They also have more green tea skin care products, such as Green Tea Perfume, and Green Tea Body Cream.  The Green Tea Soap is on sale for $5.99 each.

 

Now for Some Delightful Foods!

 

Other Yummy Foods to Savor!

If you’re like me, health conscious and wanting to eat the best foods possible, you probably like and appreciate fish!  Well, as you know there is great concern over mercury pollution in some ocean fish, and all kinds of disgusting things residing in farm raised fish, you have probably cut back on your fish consumption!

Well, I love the taste of fish too much to ever cut it out of my life, and like everything else I eat I bless it and pre-treat it with bacteria and other microorganism killing lemon and spices before cooking and enjoying it.  Nothing like an Escovitched Red Snapper, done the Jamaican way, along with onions, scallions, peppercorns and red wine vinegar!

I am also very, very fond of  Salmon, Halibut and Cod among others!  Well, do I have a treat for you:  I would like to introduce to this line of mouthwatering, fresh caught Alaskan Salmon, Wild Halibut and Cod!  Omg, is this wonderful, and direct from the processor!  I could live on this stuff.  You can order the fish already cooked, smoked for example. or you can buy the fresh fillets and cook it yourself!  Delivered from catch straight to your door, it doesn’t get any better than this!!!

Fish Tales of Yore

I remember when I was growing up in Jamaica, on Sundays, a group of us would go for brunch at our favorite special beach, Hellshire (turns out it was the favorite beach for many, many locals in the know too :)) just for the fish caught by the fishermen nearby, and brought in to be cooked by the market women with their skillets on hot coals!  Nothing beat the taste of that fresh caught fish, and it is a memory I will always treasure.

But I tell you, eating fresh caught Alaskan Salmon, Halibut and Cod comes a close second.

I don’t know if I can go back to “ordinary supermarket fish” after this.  In fact, I am making my salmon Thai style, with ginger, scallions, lemongrass and soy sauce!  I am serving it with Jasmine rice, fresh green beans, carrots and radicchio, and maybe for dessert, we’ll have Chocolate Souffle with Orange sauce.  Want to join me?

Do yourself and your loved ones a favor, and hurry to check out this tempting, scrumptious place!  They have a $10 off coupon, and other delicious deals, good until the end of April!  You will be very happy you did.  Your tastebuds and your health will thank me!  You will absolutely love their stuff!

Remember, it is suggested that for optimal health, you should have about 4 servings of different kinds of fish per week.

You might also want to try out their 6 Delicious, on Sale Black Truffle Crab Cakes

But one thing I know, you will get hooked on their great foods.

 

One Last Yummy Food for This Week

A wonderful Selection of Italian Virgin Olive Oils, Olive Oil Pons Gift Set of 6.  Best quality, for yourself or to share.  Good food tastes even better with good olive oil, doesn’t it?

And so, I will leave you salivating and chomping at the bit to get started with some of these wonderful goodies!

Join The Community

Our next Marketplace Blog is our Mother’s Day Special!  Check out our suggested treats to buy for Mum!

Bon Appetit!

Thanks for following along, please do leave your questions, suggestions and your other input in the Comments section below, and let’s keep the conversation going.

Pat

support@allaboutteacoffeeandfood.com

 

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8 Comments

  1. Hi, I just was on your site and I must say it was interesting for sure. Coffee and tea are my wife’s and I favorite, and she is also into gardening bigtime, so maybe she will want to give growing coffee a try, and growi g it all in the containers is a great idea as well. Thanks for a very informative site, and thanks for all the great info.

    1. Author

      Hi Mike, thanks for your comments on my Marketplace post! Yes, your wife might want to give growing tea and coffee a try, and I’m sure she’ll find it fun. Good luck, thanks for the input, and please stop by again.

  2. I’ve been thinking of starting my own garden this year but I hadn’t even thought of growing my own coffee and tea. That’s pretty cool! I also really like the idea of growing plants in containers, but I have to ask, why can’t you grow the tea bushes in plastic containers?

    1. Author

      I made that mistake myself, then asked the grower. The roots rot. Good luck with your garden, and let me know if you do tea or coffee. Thanks for your comments.

  3. I love the layout of your website and this article. Lots of useful information in bite size pieces. I am about to start a garden in my backyard and your proposal to grow in containers instead of building a garden box seems a lot more do-able as I’m just starting out. I love tea, me and my sister both drink a lot of it and the thought of growing my own green tea is really exciting.

    How long does the coffee plant take be full grown and ready to harvest? How much would one plant produce? What is the process of getting the coffee beans ready for consumption? Since the plant is originally from Ethiopia, will I be able to grow the plant in California?

    Thank you for the link to buy wild fish. Alaska is not exactly local for me, but I have been craving wild fish in my diet. The salmon looks delicious. And supporting fisherman instead of fish farmers is much more ethical.

    I used to do a lot of foraging in my neighborhood and would find some great produce…avocados, citrus, herbs, tomatoes. I just moved to a different area and your article reminded me to search around the area and see what I find. My niece just suggested we go mushroom hunting, and my brother in law fishes all the time. Between foraging and going to local markets and farmers markets, I can really reduce my carbon footprint and get fresh local food for cheap to free.

    Coffee, tea, and chocolate…things that make the world go round! Thank you for your amazing website!

    -Tammy

    1. Author

      Hi Tammy,

      Thank you for commenting on my site, I’m delighted that you chose to do so!

      Yes, gardening is the best, and container gardening makes it much more manageable, while reaping many benefits. All coffee is Arabica pretty much and has been growing all around the world, ever since its introduction from Ethiopia. So California is fine. The plant I suggest is quite small, so nurture it, and keep putting it in bigger pots, and maybe in 7 or 8 months you will start to see some green beans appear. Let them ripen to red, then turn to brown. Then you pick them and put them flat in the sun to dry. Then it’s just a matter of grinding them and brewing your coffee!

      Foraging, how wonderful! I’m sure you’ll find many things in your new place, have fun. My next blog post will have other sustainable plants to grow, maybe mangoes and cacao.

      We are on the same track. Thanks for following along, and thanks for liking my website.

      PatSID

    1. Author

      Hey Darien, what a lovely surprise! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on it. Glad you like the info I presented, and as this is an ongoing conversation, please visit us again! Please also feel free to ask questions, add suggestions or your own valuable input.
      Cheers, Pat

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