Monday, July 18, 2011

A Prickly Treat

The Prickly Pear (Opuntia) flowers are just the beginning. Beneath the flowers are seed pods with thousands of hard black seeds, but the seed pod or prickly pear fruit, when ripe, is a deep red color and makes the most delicious syrup and jelly imaginable. The optimal day for picking the fruit is Labor Day, a convenient holiday. You have to have the technique down to avoid ending up with a handful of prickles but it is worth the effort.

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