Thursday, January 24, 2013

What you can/fruit /broghies/Gulf of Mexico

14 Days (only 2 weeks) Until Tom is Home!!!!
We got a late start on the happening part of the day.  We headed to the Mixson Groveside Market near-by. 

 It was a very interesting place with lots to see.  They had lots of stuff that gathers dust in your house, citrus fruit, sold there to take home or you can buy by the box and have it shipped to people you care about and that love this type of fruit.  We could think of no one that we knew that fit that profile.  LOL  They also sold ice cream.  yummy stuff. 

There was this lady making these interesting "things"  The first thing that brings your attention to her is an interesting popping sound.  It is the machine working and she is making broghies
This is a closer look at the machine.
Here she is showing me the little grain pellets or kernels that they place in the hopper on the top of the machine.  Then they are heated and pressed into to these little shallow bowls.   

Here you can see the puff of air and smoke and the broghie is flying out of the machine.
Broghies are a product originating in Korea. They are a multi-grain crispy snack that are made right in store from a compact machine that uses a simple heat and pressure system (no oil or frying)
These “Broghies” literally explode out of the machine, creating a loud pop and with it excitement and a great show for the consumer passing by
Broghies are a delicious tasting crispy snack on their own or enjoy them with sweet or savory toppings There are only 19 calories per Popper making them a healthy snack alternative
They had a tasting area for us to sample the goods.  I am glad they did because I do not know if I would have purchased any of them if I had not tasted them first.  The top picture are the Minneola.  The Minneola tangelo is a Duncan grapefruit x Dancy tangerine hybrid released in 1931 by the United States Department of Agriculture Horticultural Research Station in Orlando. This tangelo (like other tangelo cultivars) is therefore 1/2 tangerine and 1/2 grapefruit. The fruit is quite handsome and a genuine pleasure to eat.
Murcott is the same variety marketed by Florida growers under the name Honey. It is believed to have come out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture citrus breeding program in Florida in the early 1900s. Murcott trees are moderate in size and vigor with a somewhat upright growth habit with willowy branches. The fruit tends to be borne near the outside of the tree. Alternate bearing often occurs in this variety, and if the fruit burden is excessive in the "on" year, the tree may die due to a carbohydrate depletion commonly referred to as "Murcott collapse." The fruit is medium-sized when the tree is carrying a moderate fruit load. The orange rind is thin, smooth, and peels moderately well.
The Groveside Market is  very close to the Gulf of Mexico so Rog and I decided to take a walk on the beach.  I usually have a terrible time walking in the sand, but this beach was really great.  Rog went to the edge and touched the waters of the Gulf.  He said it was really quite cool. He was expecting it to be much warmer.  


 If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow
that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged,
models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

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