One bright Saturday morning, I found a Cactus with flower. It was a big surprise. It opens and closes along with the sun. It only lasted two days, but it was great seeing a home grown cactus flowering after two years.
This year, the prickly pear was ripened very late. And as usual, I have to be very careful and wear a mask during picking. I also wore a pair of gloves and use a long handle picker. Each prickly pear is then rolled around on the garden's succulent cactus nearby to remove as much thorns as possible. You must be very careful with the Prickly pear's fine minuscule microscopic thorns. Some are so light that they can airborne during picking. I rinse them down with the hose before I take it inside the house. Then, I rinse them at the kitchen sink thoroughly before I skin them.
Freeze the puree in ice tray, then store in a freezer plastic bag for later use. Make your favorite drinks.
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