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RE: Question of the day/Kaffir lime


Yeah- the fruit is really strange looking.  I don't know how it is used
either.  I'll try to remember after the holiday and as one of my employee's
(who is Laotian) and see if she knows.  For our office Christmas party she
brought Pad Thai (mmmm- yummy!)so I know she can cook.

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 2:17 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question of the day/Kaffir lime


I think I'll try one. Maybe that will be my christmas present this
year. I read somewhere that the rind of the fruit is also used in Thai
cooking but not specifically how or when. The fruit sure is funny
looking--like ugli fruit only smaller.

On Monday, December 22, 2003, at 11:47 PM, Theresa wrote:

> HI Jim-
>
> Didn't know about the Kaffir vodka  Don't particularly care for vodka
> myself- but at least if it tasted like lime leaves it might be worth
> trying.
> You should definitely get one of these trees- I bought mine from
> Capital
> nursery last year, specifically for cooking.  Mine was a 5 gallon pot
> from
> Four Winds growers- about 2 ft tall, it has grown oodles of new
> leaves, even
> with me snipping a bit off every now and then.  The tree likes lots of
> sun
> and seems to thrive in our heat.  It is actually an interesting and
> attractive little tree. The leaves are very emerald green and an
> interesting
> shape- sort of lobed in the middle.  Mine hasn't bloomed yet, but
> that's ok
> since I only want the leaves.  Oh- it does have thorns, but they don't
> bother me. Mine is growing, but slowly-  I bet in your zone it would
> grow
> all year, where as mine basically stops for a few months in winter.
>
> Theresa
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 12:47 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question of the day
>
>
> Thanks one and all.
>
> But Theresa, you have one of these? Describe it, please. I might want
> to get one. Did you know that there is Kaffir [preferred spelling
> apparently] lime-flavored vodka? Which would be an improvement over the
> normal potato-flavored kind. I think.
>
>
> On Sunday, December 21, 2003, at 12:16 PM, Theresa wrote:
>
>> ALso found this info-
>>
>> Citrus hystrix F. Rutaceae
>>
>> http://www.herbsarespecial.com.au/newpages/book/sample/sample34.html
>>
>> Theresa
>>
>> I have mine growing in a large pot- seems pretty happy there.  Had it
>> in the
>> ground for a while, but wasn't getting the sun exposure it wanted.
>> Also, in
>> the pot I can bring it up on the back porch during winter, as it is
>> supposed
>> to be very cold sensitive.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>> Behalf Of james singer
>> Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 7:24 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Question of the day
>>
>>
>> Thanks, Auralie. I got an answer from, of all places, Portugal. It's
>> Citrus hystrix.
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, December 21, 2003, at 09:59 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>>
>>> In a message dated 12/21/2003 9:30:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>>> jsinger@igc.org writes:
>>>
>>>> Anyone know what plant kefir lime leaves [used in Thai cooking] come
>>>> from?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> My Thai friend who runs a restaurant has a plant in a pot - looks
>>> like
>>> a
>>> citrus - but she doesn't know the botanical name.  I've asked her.
>>> She gives me a
>>> Thai name, but that doesn't mean anything.
>>>
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> Zone 10
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