The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

24 June 2012


We have visiting family (from California) at this time and what best to serve them this beautiful Sunday morning but súman (native rice cakes) and tropical fruits! Here in Batangas, there is a wonderful selection of suman, made from either glutinous rice (malagkit) or ground cassava (giniling na kamoteng kahoy). The fruits in season too, are dazzlingly delicious! Mangoes and jackfruit reign supreme at this time of the year, while my nephew and niece are getting themselves acquainted with guayabano. My neighbor's rambutan tree already has fruit and gave us some. The red, hairy skin takes some getting used to, which initially spooked the visitors but got hooked once they tasted it!

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