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Saturday, 4 January 2020

My Limau Purut Or Kaffir Lime Is Fruiting Again

I have this lime plant with me for many years. This is the Limau Purut or Kaffir Lime and it is grown in pot in my garden. 
 The leaves of limau purut has a strong aromatic flavour. The leaves are usually used in cooking Tom Yum and Rendang dishes.
 Looks like these grasshoppers like this plant too.
 Good thing they didn't do much damage to the plant.
 Young leaves.
For cooking, we do not use the young leaves.
 Flower buds
 Pretty flowers
 Tiny fruit.
 Tiny fruits
 Young fruits.
 The juice of the fruit could be used in cooking.
The juice is also used to remove the fish smell before cooking. 
The juice is also used to add flavour to grilled fish or meat.
The limes and juice can be added to dish washing liquid or shampoo too.
Fruits of Limau Purut drenched with rain water.
Talking about rain, it seems the monsoon season has ended and the weather is getting warmer as the Chinese New Year approaches.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

I reach out for you.
I thirst for you as parched land thirst for rain.
(Psalm 143:6, The Living Bible-TLB)

58 comments:

  1. Amazing! Thanks, Nancy, for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Angie. Have a wonderful new week!

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  2. Hello Nancy! I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! Your plants looks beautiful, I hope the grasshoppers do not do damage. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen for hosting. Have a happy new week!

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  3. The flavour of lime enhances a dish so much and adds zest to it. We use limes frequently. The price here is getting ridiculous though.

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    1. We are also complaining about the soaring prices of goods.

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  4. Hello. Wonderful serie of photos. Happy New Year!

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  5. Uwielbiam limonki choc nie rosną w moim kraju. Miłego dnia:)

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  6. This posting is very nice of these plants and the little grasshoppers, just a good thing that it didn't eat everything!
    Greetings Elke

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  7. ...I believe that I have seen these at the farmer's market in Maui.

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    1. These limes have rough skin, unlike the normal limes.

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  8. Your limau purut plant looks so good in all your photos. I love to drink limau purut juice drink without adding any sugar or sweeteners of any sort.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I have yet to try the juice of these limes.

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  9. Your limau purut is growing beautifully with many fruits!

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  10. Happy New Year Nancy. I hope you have a fantastic 2020. I'm looking forward to seeing many of those wonderful dishes that you should in the past. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. I am now thinking of what to cook for the Chinese New Year celebration.

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  11. Your lime plant looks so green and bountiful. I love to drink lime juice.

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    1. Lime juice is refreshing especially for this hot weather.

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  12. It just looks like such a rich green...I would enjoy having it. A broccoli soup I make requires a squirt of lime juice...it is the best soup I ever had.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I especially like my curries with a squirt of lime juice.

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  13. This is a beautiful plant! Gorgeous leaves, fruit, and blooms! I would never be able to bring myself to cut and eat it!

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  14. Hola Nancy, preciosa planta, para mi desconocida hasta hoy, su verde es precioso y sus flores muy muy bonitas. También me resulta curioso ver tantos saltamontes en ella, se nota que les gusta. Besos.

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  15. Amazing plant :) Have a fantastic day :)

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  16. Está, en su máxima frescura. esas gotas de agua es señal, de que ha sido regada recientemente o bien que la lluvia ha hecho acto de presencia en ella.

    Te deso en este año que acaba de comenzar, mucha Felicidad, en unión de tus seres queridos.

    Besos

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  17. Wow! Your own lime plant! Awesome! <3

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  18. Home grown lime would make the best juice!

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  19. Love the idea of homegrown limes not sure they would grow here.

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  20. glad to hear that you harvested your limes

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  21. Look very impressive, I haven't known these plants:)

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  22. Wah...this is very auspicious hee..hee... My plant is donkey years old and has never flowered :(

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    1. Ha ha just nice for CNY? Surprisingly this plant grown in a pot has flowered a few times.

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  23. The days are getting hot for sure.

    My plant has never fruited I think. But I rarely use the leaves also since the smell is strong.

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    1. I only use the leaves for a few dishes and that is not often.

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  24. I'm surprised the grasshoppers aren't doing much damage.

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