Samoan Plant Life: Do you know this fruit?

Yes, this beautiful frizzy fruit tree flourishes in Samoa. Lots of people call this a lychee, and the fruit inside does resemble lychee. But this has got a completely different name. Do you know it? Check back soon for the answer. ~*~ Did you figure out the miraculous healer plant in our last Quiz Post? … Continue reading Samoan Plant Life: Do you know this fruit?

Samoan Plant Life: What is this tree?

A powerful antiseptic, the leaves and branches of this tree can be used to treat cuts, punctures and burns My cousin’s eye was injured in a welding accident. They applied this plant’s leaves to the burn and the next day it was completely healed. Do you know what it’s called? Check back next week for … Continue reading Samoan Plant Life: What is this tree?

Samoan Villages: Do you know this nu’u?

Spotted this great scene on the way to Apia from Piula. Can you imagine coming home after a hard day of work, grabbing a cold drink and just unwinding in your own private faleo’o on the beach? That’s what I call “paradise”. This lovely village on a peninsula in the Atua district is known for … Continue reading Samoan Villages: Do you know this nu’u?

Samoa Plant Life: Do you know this plant?

Apparently, the root of this plant can help relieve pain. It’s widely used in Asian cooking, but I’m not sure that’s for the flavor. I’ve eaten a lot of food with this stuff in it, but I still couldn’t tell you what it tastes like – it’s so subtle and almost bland. It grows well … Continue reading Samoa Plant Life: Do you know this plant?

Samoan Landmarks: Do you know this building?

It should be one of the most recognizable buildings in Upolu – just about everyone has to come here at least once in their lives. Does it look familiar to you? Check back next week for the big reveal. ~*~ Last week’s answer: This herb is indeed the moegalo, or lemongrass. Can someone please do … Continue reading Samoan Landmarks: Do you know this building?

Samoan Plant Life: Do you know this herb?

Kicking off a new Notebook:Samoa series called our Quiz Posts. How well do you know Samoa? Its landmarks, plant life, villages, buildings even…? Let’s find out. This plant is used a lot in Asian cooking. It makes a lovely tea that is supposed to be great for diabetics. A lot of people say it deters … Continue reading Samoan Plant Life: Do you know this herb?