But if I have learned one thing since I’ve been in Belize, it is that this wind direction tends to bring mosquitos to the area I live. So off to pick up some bug spray. Though they won’t be out during the day, I like to give my ankles a little spritz when the sun is going down.
I passed our pool on my way out. Definitely will see you later, buddy.
Mata Rocks Hotel pretty in white and purple. If you haven’t checked out their beach bar, the Squirrel’s Nest, try it. Great evening spot for a cocktail. Happy Hour is 6-7pm each day and there is always a nice little crowd.
I headed over to Marina’s Store, probably the busiest supermarket on the island. Though it can be a bit crowded…the aisles are very tight, the food turnover is high and the prices are cheap. Marina’s sells mostly local food, the basics and lots of beers. No matter what time of day, you’ll see some guys sitting out front drinking a few stouts. And you’ll encounter a good sized dog pack that seems to hang out here.
On my way home, I spotted two mysterious fruits at a veggie stand. The teenaged boy manning the booth didn’t speak any English but I’m pretty sure he was telling me to try the big prickly green one and not the little waxy one (on the left).
Sure…why not? But I didn’t get the name and so far, I am scared to try it. I like to look odd edibles up first to learn important facts like “the seeds are poisonous”…
So here it is…waiting. With some soy milk that I found at Marina’s….my favorite brand and only $5.90bzd. I bought a few. That’s a great deal.
If you know what this prickly fruit is…please comment on the blog. I’ll report back on what’s inside…
Looks like noni and the waxy things are rose apples or malyapple. I like them. The minis have to ripen and turn yellow and usually are made for juice
Wax or rose apples and soursop. We did blog entries on both!
Rose apple: http://bebelize.weebly.com/1/post/2012/02/trying-another-new-tropical-fruit-rose-apple.html
The cold front is great, isn’t it?! Love that low humidity and great breeze…
Where i grew up in India we called the prickly fruit Custard Apples. They call them Soursop here. DandE even has soursop custard. Very delicious when they are ripe.
Definitely soursop. Custard apples are a little smoother on the outside…but they are in the same family. I definitely like the custard apple better!
sour sop…. bizarrely (I’m bored…) i thought I’d try out the google image search by copying the image URL and pasting into google. Some VERY unexpected results!