Saturday, August 13, 2011

Prickly Pears

Prickly pears
Sweet 'n Juicy
My favorite fruit right next to mangoes are the sweet & juicy prickly pears.
They're in season right now and I eat at least two every single day.
Manolo eats lots more than two, he's the fruit monster of the house.
I love to photograph and paint them too!
'Tunas' as they're called in Spanish are the fruits of the Opuntia or Nopal cactus.
You can read more about the fascinating paddle cactus here.
My little mariachi bird was featured in a tiny section of an article
of the September issue of Food & Wine magazine
about Nate & Salli's awesome site They Draw & Cook!