Sunday, October 24, 2010


I have been working on an ABC book for Plain Digital Wrapper. It has been a blast. I wanted to share what I have so far. Maybe if  I keep sharing I will get into the habit of updating my blog. 

I have given an explanation to the fruit that is not well known. At least not well known to me. If you want more info on these fruits Google them.
Alligator or Apple

Bear and Brocoli

Cat and Cherry

Dog and Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is actually a type of cactus, and the fruit comes in 3 colors: 2 have pink skin, but with different colored flesh (one white, the other red), while another type is yellow with white flesh. Dragon fruit is low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
Dragon fruit tastes wonderful! - Sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that's like a cross between kiwi and pear.

Hedgehog and Habanero Pepper

Elephant and Eggplant

Frog and Fig

Giraffe and Grapes

 Ita Palm and Iguana
The Ita palm, Mauritia flexuosa, is a very tall palm tree. Its fruit is reddish brown and covers an edible nut. The Ita palm fruit is one of the most frequently used plant fruits in the Amazon rain forest.

Jack Fruit and Jaguar
Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to 36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The exterior of the compound fruit is green or yellow when ripe. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored flesh that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed. The seed is 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches long and 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and is white and crisp within. There may be 100 or up to 500 seeds in a single fruit, which are viable for no more than three or four days. When fully ripe, the unopened jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.
There are two main varieties. In one, the fruits have small, fibrous, soft, mushy, but very sweet carpels with a texture somewhat akin to a raw oysters. The other variety is crisp and almost crunchy though not quite as sweet. This form is the more important commercially and is more palatable to western tastes.

(The photos were all taken from I did not take any of them nor do I wish to claim that I did.)

Friday, October 22, 2010


Wow it has been a long summer. It was great not having the kids. But now they are home and back to school. I have been very busy, but I will try to come update this more later this week.