Every backyard must have calamansi, I think.
February 16, 2018 7:20am CST
It was just out of a whim that I threw calamansi seeds in my backyard eleven years ago. Soon after, I saw tiny plants peeping. Surprised, as the backyard soil was thick and was not suitable for growing plants, I gladly arranged the little plants in a row. Seasons came and went, my calamansi trees grew tall and abundant with fruits. Every time I need the citrus for cooking and juices, all I have to do is pick from my trees.
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@JustBhem Indeed, Bhem. Isn't it great our good God has provided us the natural remedy! A classmate from Australia arrived and narrated to me her physical ailments and her husband's, too. She felt they are living on borrowed time. So they are making the most happiness out of positive thoughts and herbal healing. Her daily concoctions include brews of baby mango leaves as tea, with bay leaves (laurel). Really, she appears spirited and very beautiful. I told her we are all on borrowed time. Only our God decides how long we live and when we die. Keep the flu out. I am sneezing my self. Sigh. We don't need viruses at all.
Calamansi is sour. What is amazing in this citrus fruit, aside from the Vitamin C, is that it renders the dish delicious, super yummy. For example, in beef steak where soy, pepper and onions are the main ingredients, add calamansi and gosh, there is that yummy taste. Perfect blend.
• United States
@eileenleyva well maybe it can be combined with lamb somehow and I could vary my regular recipe and get some variety cause honestly I am running out of ideas on how to prepare lamb . . . we eat a lot of it and turkey also no beef
@enlightenedpsych2 Yup. I love lamb and turkey, too, but kinda rare here, and when we do have cold cuts in the supermarket shelves, we couldn't afford the price. Beef is expensive, too, and I buy sirloin and shank every two or three months. For health reasons. Yes, experimenting with new ingredients is exciting. The new flavor or the new taste becomes an earing experience.
• Calgary, Alberta
@eileenleyva California and Florida. They just used it as decorations. They make it ripe and safe its baby orange. They wont eat it, they will just let it rot. They use it in flower arrangements. the waste of food makes me angry.
Calamansi is mainly for juice but we use this for cooking. Most popular is the Bistek or beef steak. Sirloin strips cooked in soy sauce, calamansi, onions and black ground pepper. Try it. You will love it very much. I did hear of a bartender story, an unknown bartender who participated in an international competition. Everyone was good, except that this Filipino brought with him calamansi and put the juice on the tip of the wineglass. The judges were bewildered with the taste. He emerged the winner.
Hanni, calamansi is a juicy citrus fruit. The Vitamin C in calamnsi is very high that it takes only some five or six calamansi and one gets the necessary dose for the day. Usually, people do mix juices with the calamansi but my people love to invent new viands, so we use calamansi for beef steak and barbecue grill, plus, a side sauce, mixture of which is soy, chili and calamansi.