Posts made in February, 2012

Back to Babysitting: My New Business Venture

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Island Life, Slider, Work | Comments Off on Back to Babysitting: My New Business Venture

After a brief stint in the world of coffee and type-A personalities, I decided to get back to doing what I love: working with children! Those that know me best know that I love kids and worked as a preschool teacher for years. In fact, I first began working with children when I was barely a teen: I volunteered in preschools during the summers when I was age 13, 14, and 15. A few years later, I began working at The New School, a non-profit preschool and private school, and also earned my Child Development Associate (CDA). My favorite age is three- and four-year-olds; they’re super...

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Tropical Fruit Tour: Stop 4 – “Cashew Fruit”

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in Food, Island Life, Slider | 4 comments

Tropical Fruit Tour: Stop 4 – “Cashew Fruit”

If you’ve ever wondered where cashews (Anacardium occidentale) come from this is your lucky day. I can promise it’s not quite how you envisioned it. This is a pair of cashew fruits. The fruit-looking part is called a cashew apple and is actually an accessory fruit, like a strawberry. The true fruit of the cashew tree is the kidney shaped object that grows at the end of the cashew apple. This is where the cashew nut is found. The fruit has a distinct smell that’s difficult to describe. It’s pungent but not unpleasant with a bit of a strange sharpness. The taste is sweet...

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