Thursday, August 21, 2014

Avocados With Ice Cream, Not Just Any Ice Cream But With Thai Coconut Ice Cream

Avocados with coconut ice cream. In case you were not aware, Avocados are grown in Thailand - generally in a project sponsored by the Royal family. This has made the delicious fruit available to local Thais at a fair price. But what we wish to tell you about is not just Thai avocados but about avocados from Thailand eaten with the traditional Thai coconut ice cream. An interesting combination not often served by Thai food vendors or restaurants, visitors to one of the Royal Thai exhibitions got a chance to taste this amazing combination. There were two options on that wonderful day, one was the avocado coconut ice cream combination, the other was sweetened coconut milk poured over avocado pieces. To begin with, the avocados were perfectly selected - the right degree of ripeness, not too soft nor stiff and raw. The avocado pulp was skilfully separated from the skin, since you could see a thin layer of green (inner skin layer) stuck to the avocado pieces it meant that,  the nutrition of the entire fruit was well preserved. The coconut ice cream was quickly scooped out of the container, just one single scoop as doing too much of the ice cream on the avocado would drown the gentle flavor of the fruit. As we talked and ate this cool delicacy, the coconut ice cream started showing signs of melting, and as the melting ice cream seeped into the avocado pieces below - the taste got even better. 

And for the strict vegetarian, this avocado delicacy was a safe eat - the price was surprisingly friendly too. So the next time you think of avocado with ice cream, try to make that a coconut ice cream - Aroi Maak Maak as the Thais would say. 

Avocado With Ice Cream

Friday, August 8, 2014

Opals From Mars? Not For Now, Opal Rings Still Rely On Australia For The Finest Opals

Opal From Mars?

In case you were not aware, Australia has for long being known as the 'opal country' - a well deserved title considering that most of the world's finest opals are mined there. Kaisilver, the world's leading online fine custom jewelry source mentions that - '.... Australia remains the preferred source for quality opals, exceptions are pink opals (from Peru) and fire opal (from Mexico)...'. So what is this talk about opals from Mars, can you actually get an opal ring that has a gemstone mined on the red planet? An Australian research team recently concluded that, the soil and geological formation on the surface of the planet Mars, does resemble that seen in the Australian opal yielding regions. Gem experts are not too excited about this find, they know that if at all there is opal on Mars, it is generally of the quality that the gem trade names 'potch' opal. Scientists for now have far more important space research on mind so, do not expect to see any Mars opal soon - no not even at the Tuscon show where some of the most exciting gem finds are first previewed!

The RG151 is a stunning white opal claddagh ring, the gem mined in the famous Australian opal belt. If you are into rocks and jewelry, you should get to know more about the gem and even more about the significance and meaning of the legendary claddagh ring. And if you have opals on your mind, the opal ring collection, has some inspiring concepts on display. 

Related Resources: Opals On Mars