Join me as a try to feed my family lots of Raw and Superfood. I like to write about the edible garden, exercise, and learning to love my natural expression. I am a Family Practice Physician and believe there are alternatives approaches to feeling your best.
Dragon Fruit is from a cactus. It is quick to grow. The flower opens at night, only once, and depends on night pollinators like bats. In our case when we saw the bloom in the early morning we attempted self-pollinating. From about 6 blooms this was so far the only one to become fruit. It was small and I divided it into 4ths for me and each boy (not very filling). I suspected it was ripe because it had turned red on the outer leaves. We all like the fruit. I see more blooms coming. Hopefully they pollinate sucessfully and we get to eat them. Our production may be slow at first, but I am pretty sure once we really know what we are doing, we'll keep getting more and more.
I thought I took some photos of the insde after I cut it. I guess we gobbled up too fast. :)
Denise Punger MD FAAFP IBCLC & her husband John Coquelet DO are in private practice in St. Lucie County, Florida. They have three unschooled, xbox loving sons, who are first degree black belts in karate. Her perspective as a board certified family physician with expertise in breastfeeding is truly unique. Permission to Mother is her first book. Much of it has been worked on at home with the three boys active in the background. The holistic side of her practice has taken off with emphasis on nutrition, lifestyle, and bio-identicals.
I didn't know the full impact of my eating choices. I let my husband be in charge of our food. All he ever brought home was "take-out." I am so glad I found the strength and the resources to be in control. This photo is about 6 years ago. Three years ago, Sept, 2007, is when I started sugar-free... now I am doing Raw and also Beauty Profiling. There is always something new to look forward to when it comes to self improvement.