The myth about coconuts
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

The myth about coconuts
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 10-07-2017, 06:23 AM
Wathepleela Wathepleela is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 100
Default The myth about coconuts

These are mature coconuts that've been shorn of their outer husk (the stuff that is used for orchid potting!) and slightly seared* for a clean-cut appearance. As they are ripe fruits, the juice is not only at its sweetest but also tastier and the flesh that line the inside of the shell also thicker and crunchier - than that of young coconuts served straight off the tree in their green suit, (usually adorned with cocktail umbrellas and colorful straws.)

coconut1a.jpg

coconut2a.jpg

(*seared = not quite accurate, pardon my frayed english. What's the word to say getting seared under a pile of hot ash?)

Here's a coconut machete. The round head got enough heft to crack the coconut shell by a couple of whacks. This one is all rusty, hasn't been used since I left for a US home visit last Xmas.

machete.jpg

To end with an orchid related item, here's my still blooming "orchid du jour" (pardon my french but the reality is I have given up all delusion that I can "grow" orchids. It's not them, it's me....)

phalalba1.jpg

A canoply of blooms that leaves me indifferent. I'm still under the enchantment of my other phal, the ox spot harlequin. That one got soul, even with just seven blooms it managed to call me to hurry home every day. We had a whole blissful season together before it quit.

phalox.jpg
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 6 Likes
  #2  
Old 10-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,517
The myth about coconuts Female
Default

Sear is probably correct.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes charlesf6, Wathepleela liked this post
  #3  
Old 10-07-2017, 01:17 PM
charlesf6's Avatar
charlesf6 charlesf6 is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2016
Zone: 6b
Location: New York
Posts: 1,355
The myth about coconuts
Default

You have a lovely bunch of coconuts!


https://
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Wathepleela liked this post
  #4  
Old 10-07-2017, 02:05 PM
PaphMadMan PaphMadMan is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Zone: 5a
Location: Madison WI
Age: 62
Posts: 2,509
The myth about coconuts Male
Default

Singe would be a more precise word when using heat to remove surface material without cooking or browning. Scorch would be longer or hotter.

I've never had the chance to taste truly fresh coconut. I'm jealous.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Wathepleela liked this post
  #5  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:02 PM
Leafmite's Avatar
Leafmite Leafmite is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Zone: 5b
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,119
The myth about coconuts
Default

I went to Hawaii as a child and I will never forget what a surprise it was that coconut milk was so good! We went somewhere where you paid for a coconut, they knocked one (or more) off the tree, put a hole it the coconut, stuck in a straw and then handed it to you. That was when you could still tour the Dole Pineapple cannery and the Island had quite a few sugar plantations...quite a long time ago.
__________________
I decorate in green!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Wathepleela liked this post
  #6  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:55 PM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,517
The myth about coconuts Female
Default

Wathepleela, seared, singed or scorched this is a delicious post! However, I'm curious as to what the "myth" is...just askin'.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Wathepleela liked this post
  #7  
Old 10-07-2017, 05:03 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
The myth about coconuts
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 13,841
The myth about coconuts Male
Default

The coconuts are mything their husks.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-07-2017, 05:09 PM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,517
The myth about coconuts Female
Default

Ugh.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-08-2017, 11:45 AM
Wathepleela Wathepleela is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 100
Default

Singed it is, thank you PaphMadMan, that what I was looking for (while seared is better used in "seared bass" and other items on a menu/recipe.) However the Thai word for it in this instance is also used for cremation (- as that of the late king which is taking place at the end of this month, one year after his passing away! Now everybody in the street is getting back to the rituals of dressing up in black; except for yours truly, who, due to wardrobe constraint, have only a black umbrella to show as a token of royal mourning - but I digress...)

The "myth" in this context, actually for lack of a better word, is more of a marketing strategy than anything else. First, a ripe coconut in its tatty rust-colored husk is not as inviting as a smooth green young thing freshly hacked off the tree. To have the best tasting juice you would go for the former, but the vendor most of the time carries only the latter. Second and more importantly, I guess it comes down to a matter of economy ie longer shell life, same reason you get green bananas at Costco.

I used to cringe when I had to buy "fresh" coconuts from stores in California. Not only they are hacked down since green, but also stored in refrigerated containers for long-distance freight transport. As a result what you get is a juice that not only has not been allowed to ripen, but quite often gotten soured or worst fermented (read spoiled) by the time it reaches your refrigerator. Then it would taste downright vinegary-nasty! One would think that California being next door to Mexico, or "just" a 6 hour flight away from Hawaii, one could expect something better, or at least drinkable.

Here in Thailand, you usually see a streetside refreshment stand/cart stocking up with a branchful of green coconuts lashed to the side. On an entertaining note, with a young, read more malleable, coconut a skillful vendor, with time to spare, can "carve" the fruit into something resembling a giant ice cream cone with the upper part of the white flesh exposed (the tourists love this.) Whereas with a ripe one, one simply gets down to the business of whacking away (with the help of one's trusty-rusty machete!)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes estación seca liked this post
  #10  
Old 10-08-2017, 12:04 PM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,517
The myth about coconuts Female
Default

"The "myth" in this context, actually for lack of a better word, is more of a marketing strategy than anything else. First, a ripe coconut in its tatty rust-colored husk is not as inviting as a smooth green young thing freshly hacked off the tree. To have the best tasting juice you would go for the former, but the vendor most of the time carries only the latter."


So the myth is younger is better? I think this might apply to dating older people as well.😆
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 3 Likes
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
blooms, coconuts, home, orchid, shell


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two Coconuts hanging in a tree. fooferdoggie Maxillaria Alliance 2 07-20-2017 12:31 PM
Pollination myth or fact? The Orchid Boy Advanced Discussion 24 05-15-2013 10:32 PM
Phal Type Dendrobiums Debunking a Myth Junebug Dendrobium Alliance 28 10-01-2012 09:12 PM
Coconuts aries23 Advanced Discussion 11 07-09-2010 01:15 AM
Coconuts for potting soil BURR Beginner Discussion 9 01-14-2008 05:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.