Posts made in November, 2013

A Cautionary Tale of Pica Pica

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in 1000 words, Food, Slider | 9 comments

A Cautionary Tale of Pica Pica

We’ve dealt with Pica Pica (or Velvet Bean “Mucuna pruriens“) on many occasions in our 2 years here. It’s name in Spanish literally means “itch itch” and it’s aptly named. It’s a vine that grows over everything like kudzu, except it grows flowers and beans with hairy fibers that cause EXTREME itching. Normally these fibers float around in dry weather  and get on your laundry hanging out to dry or get in your unmade bed. This itching is pretty bad, but it only lasts about 10 minutes or so before it subsides. We’ve learned to deal with it...

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