Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mystery Photo - Random # 2

If you saw my post a bit over a week ago for Blood Orange and Black Olive Salad, then you will also have come across this "mystery food photo" that was in the same post ...

Greece 259

There were several guesses for olives, and one for immature red grapes, and although it does indeed look as though it could be either of those things, to my surprise no-one guessed that these are in fact pistachios.  Yes, surprised the heck out of me too.  Don't you think they look rather lovely, and apparently as they mature they turn almost completely red.  It was so exciting to me to see something that (to my knowledge at least) is not grown in this country, and which I only know from the harvested product we get at the supermarket.

So now another mystery food item, again photographed on my trip to Greece.  Can you see the bright green "pods" hanging in the tree in these two photos, and do you know what they are?

Greece 217, edited

Greece 218, edited

The answer will be posted next week.

I'm also submitting this post to the Two for Tuesdays blog hop.

A year ago:  Winter Vegetable Nonya Curry


  1. Thank you so much for coming to visit me, so I could find your fabulous blog! Now following ... :)

  2. I have absolutely no idea at all, in the slightest! What a fun Two for Tuesday post!

  3. Hi Sue, welcome back! I'm sure you had an amazing time ^_^ I've just been in Italy for 3 weeks and will be in Greece for a while soon too so I'm excited...

  4. Ciao !! I know this one ! They are called carrube in italian...isn't it ?

  5. Pistachios...aaaahhhh!!! Very cool. Those are TAMARINDOS (tamarind)!!!! I love tamarindos =) Thanks for sharing this post w/ Two for Tuesdays this week, too...

  6. I was about to write I have no idea what that could be.....then I saw Girlichef's commnet. Learn something new every day!!

  7. Hey Sue beee...the first one, i was going to say almonds, but I had no clue it was a pistacio. The second is a castor bean? Not really sure, its definitely not a vanilla bean pod because those are on an orchid plant...very interesting stuff baby and thanks for sharing it on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) Alex

  8. Hey everyone - thanks so much for visiting and for having a guess, as well as for leaving your lovely comments.

    Natalia - you are so right - it is carob. Girlichef - a close guess - they do look very similar I think, but photos I've seen of tamarind trees I think the leaves are a little different.

    Keep watching this space for the next mystery photo.



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