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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Gallimaufry#13

Just a gallimaufry of photos ....

Round bottle brush


 
Skywatch from my balcony

Gobi Pakora  Cauliflower fritters

I was walking with my friend, Mei, when we stumbled upon this curious papaya tree with a gaping hole in its trunk. Mei explained that it was probably a male papaya tree that had been staked to change it into female so that it would bear fruits.  A transsexual tree?!!  I thought Mei was pulling my leg but when I googled, I learned that driving a nail/stake into the base of the trunk of a male papaya tree does indeed give it trauma and tricks it into thinking that it would die. So the tree changes its sex to procreate before it meets its demise!

Mexican creeper


ONE FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES

Louvre Museum 2019

It is said that the Louvre Museum is haunted and spooky tales of 2 ghosts keep cropping up  an Egyptian mummy called Belphegor  and a butcher!

The butcher, Jean l’Ecorcheur , was an assassin who acted at the behest of Catherine de Medici . He was strangled on the order of the French Queen because he knew too many unsavoury secrets about the royal family.

Tourists have reportedly seen him at the museum and the adjacent Tuileries Garden. Since he is dressed in red, he is also known as the ‘Red Man of the Tuileries.’

MALAYSIAN STREET FOOD

Apam Balik

Apam Balik in Malay translates as turnover pancake. 
Flour, eggs, sugar, baking soda, coconut milk, and water are used to make the batter. To prevent the batter from sticking to the pan, it is cooked in a generous amount of margarine. Traditionally, coarsely ground peanuts, sugar granules and sweetcorn kernels straight out of the can are sprinkled as filling before the pancake is folded over, hence the name. Modern innovations such as grated coconut, banana, chocolate sprinkles, nutella, marshmallow, ham and cheddar cheese are also available.


My Corner of the World

67 comments:

  1. The sky view from your balcony is beautiful! I would love to try some of those pancakes!

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  2. Those are fun photos and the food always looks so good!

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  3. I love street foods :) thanks for your sharing...

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  4. The view from your balcony is amazing and the sky has always different colors.
    I like the cauliflowers, they are very healthy.
    Paris is a beautiful city, I visited it 3 times and the last to follow the rugby match France-Italy.

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  5. I may have to try the cauliflower recipe. That looks interesting.

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  6. Interesting post, did not know that about papaya trees

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  7. ...that's interesting about the papaya tree!

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  8. What a fun post, I had to smile at the papaya trees changing their sex! Gorgeous photos, love the bottle tree photos! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  9. Dearest Veronica,
    Love the Mexican creeper's blossoms.
    MISS the fresh and delicious Papaya we had in Indonesia...
    Big hugs,
    Mariette

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  10. Your skywatch are fantastic, Veronica! I love to see the dark skies. The mexican creeper looks so beautiful.

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  11. What a beautiful view from your balcony.

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  12. Love all the food. Yummy.

    Beautiful flowers.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Veronica. ♥

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  13. I would like to taste typical Malysian street food.
    It takes a couple of days to visit the Louvre Museum. I have been there twice.
    Beautiful colours of the sky from your balcony 🌅

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  14. I recognized the Louvre right away! I went there in high school with my French class. Those bottle brush flowers are so neat and that cauliflower fritter dish looks amazing.

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  15. Another very interesting post. Thank you so much!

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  16. Lindas imagenes me encato la flor te mando un beso

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  17. The cauliflower pakoras look delicious! What a fascinating bit of information about the papaya tree! My husband and I once spent quite a bit of time lost in the Egyptian section of the Louvre. We didn't see any ghosts, though.

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  18. SO many wonderful photos! Dishes too! ALways a pleasure to stop by here. Thanks

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  19. The Louvre Story is mystic and fantastic ;-) The Pancake from your Streetfood looks so different to my pancakes.
    Greetings
    Kirsi
    and the View is again wonderful

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  20. I have seen cylindrical shape of bottle flower, but round one is new to me. I’ll try cauliflower fritters. The photos of the night-scape is superb.

    Yoko

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  21. Hello,
    The flowers are so pretty, Mexican Creeper and the Bottle brush blooms are lovely. The turnover pancakes are new to me, they look yummy. Beautiful view of the night sky. I would love to visit the Louvre. wonderful images and collages. Take care, have a great day and week ahead. Thanks for linking up!

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  22. Wow such nice post!Love those pancakes!

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  23. Interesting !
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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  24. I never knew that about papaya trees, but how interesting! Love the food and flower photos too - beautiful photography

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  25. Fascinating about changing the sex of papaya trees. I wonder how somebody figured that out. Also, the ghosts at the Louvre is very interestingg.

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  26. you have a stunning view from your balcony and the flowers are gorgeous. street food, no gloves and newspaper...a little scary in these times!!

    interesting information about the transsexual tree...what a fascinating way to look at it. i had no idea!!

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  27. Along with the food and flowers which I love seeing that view is incredible. It must never get old, each season bringing a different angle of light in .

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  28. I like so much these mosaics with their variety of subjects!
    Recipes and places! Thank you a lot, Veronica.
    I want to tell you that in our game is not this post.

    Happy WW and a fabulous week!

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  29. Hi Veronica! It's been a long time visiting! I saw your comment on another blog,and thought I'd say hello...that segment about transgender trees is so very fascinating. Beautiful nighttime skyline, and I'm sure to try the fried cauliflower florets!!!

    Hope you are doing well.

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  30. Tus reportajes además de ser preciosos, son muy interesantes y deliciosos...me encantan.
    Saludos!

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  31. I always enjoy seeing your delicious foods!

    I didn't know that papaya trees could change from males to females. Fascinating!

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  32. What an interesting mix of pictures and stories you have Veronica. Very strange but true about the papaya tree I'm certain. Not sure i fancy the Apam Balik though - it looks a little too unusual even for me who will try most things.

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  33. We enjoy cauliflower in many variations, but have never tried fritters, Veronica. The papaya tree information was interesting and made me wonder if other plants or animals also have different survival methods. Wonder if anyone has ever seen the Louvre ghost.

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  34. The bottle brush brings back happy memories for me of watching sunbirds feeding on its nectar. What a spectacular bloom it is.

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  35. Dear Veronica, I always get an appetite with your posts! I would now like to have Gobi Pakora and then Apam Balik ... Very interesting what you learned about the papaya trees!
    I didn't know that the Louvre was haunted either, unfortunately I haven't been there yet. But when I get there I'll be looking for the ghosts ...
    All the best from Austria,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/11/baby-vorfreude-und-herbst-genuss.html

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  36. lovely combines photos of architectures, foods and flowers... love them all.

    Have a great day

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  37. The food looks so good. I love the pretty flowers.

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  38. Beautiful photos and foods!!!Kisses from Greece!!!

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  39. Those pancakes look and sound amazing! I loved the whole tour though (through your streets and your more distant travels). Thanks for sharing the colorful beauty!!

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  40. I love the blue and yellow sky! And of course the bottlebrush makes me smile, as it's a plant we have a lot of here! So pretty for summer!

    Hope that you are having a good weekend :) We are enjoying the sunny days after a rainy and stormy week!

    Away From The Blue

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  41. Beautiful photos and such interesting info too. You have the most amazing skies. I love to learn about local food, and you share some of the best. They all look delicious, and the turnover pancakes are calling my name.

    -Soma

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  42. Skywatch from your balcony is really impressive... Louvre Museum is one of the places that I am very curious about. Happy sunday :)

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  43. OH MY GOSH, CAULIFLOWER FRITTERS??? MY MOST FAVORITE FOOD IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Wish I had some right now I love them for sure! HI GIRLFRIEND DID YA MISS ME??? YEP I had big computer problems had to go professional this time & I got a new computer & my grandson set it up for me because needless to say I didn't know what I was doing & I had to get a friend to teach me all over again how to do a blog. What a pain, but I'm back & DID JA MISS ME??? hehehehehe~ Well, here's my link if ya wanna stop by! I'm not quite finished setting her up, but I'm sure you'll like what I have. I'm doing my blogs like Monday's Music Moves Me & I do Wordless Wednesday to for now until thing calm down on my blog and I get everything all set up! It's fun to see & talk to everyone again! I hope all is well with you & yours and that all of you are as healthy as you were the day you were born. HUGS & HOPE TO TALK TO YOU SOON! HERE'S MY NEW LINK! https://newxmasdolly.blogspot.com/ Nice talking to you again & if you do stop by don't forget to follow me! Sending HUGS to you girlfriend... https://newxmasdolly.blogspot.com/

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  44. Interesting post! I learned something new about papaya trees and that spooky tales. Also one sweet and savory bites are worth to try....

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  45. wow so delicious...i think those apam balik have a good smell ...

    i like the caullyflower flitters because look so crunchy...

    the blooming pinky mexican creeper make me feel relax

    thank's for your beautiful photos ^^

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  46. Beautiful flower photos and your view from your balcony is breathtaking! I also make cauliflower fritters but Italian style, I will check out your recipe--thanks!

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  47. Love that picture of the sky.
    We call fritters 'pokora' as well.

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  48. Hola verónica, un reportaje muy interesante, desconocía lo del árbol, las fotografías son muy bonitas.
    Feliz semana.
    Un abrazo

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  49. Love these photos but I love that food even more heheh!

    Have a gallimaufrrytastic week 👍

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  50. I loved your photos this week. The cauliflower fritters look divine and the round bottle brush is so gorgeous. I especially loved your photo of the Louvre, I really do hope to visit it some day.

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  51. Beautiful pictures, especially the flowers and the sky watch!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  52. How oddly improbably the whole transsexual tree tale - the picture is so striking, and the idea of staking a tree to change its sex is strange to me... but then again, I know woefully little about trees, clearly!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/this-is-all-ill-say-about-that.html

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  53. That is very interesting about the Papaya tree. Who would ever have known that could be done! All of the photos are lovely.

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  54. We find the bottle flowers to be beautiful and the turnover pancakes super interesting. We never knew there was such a thing as male and female trees. Interesting.

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  55. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  56. That mottled tree is gorgeous!
    Those beige (?) Shells from the first group of photos are weird.

    Happy WW, Veronica!

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  57. The bottle brush is beautiful.
    Lovely skywatch picture.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  58. Fabulous post! Enjoyed all these interesting sights from your part of the world. Thank you!

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  59. I've spent a lot of time in the Tuilleries but never seen the Man in Red. Good story tho! And we get the round bottlebrush here too. #WanderingCamera

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  60. Veronica - joining you from Wandering Camera! That gobi pakora looks so delicious! And I was fascinated by the story about the papaya!

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