Dragon Fruit 101

Got dragon fruit? It’s a lot more common now in Tagaytay, and if you have no idea how to eat this, here’s how: You know it’s ripe enough for eating when it’s still firm but gives with a gentle squeeze.

Got #DragonFruit? It's a lot more common now in Tagaytay, and if you have no idea how to eat this, here's how: You know it's ripe enough for eating when it's still firm but gives with a gentle squeeze. Slice it lengthwise in half, then scoop out the fleshy part with a spoon. The skin isn't for eating, so toss that out of the way! Slice up the stuff you scooped out, and serve chilled. Enjoy! #HowToEatDragonFruit #HowToSliceDragonFruit #HealthyLiving #HealthyLifestyle #HealthyEating #HealthyFood #TagaytayCountryLiving #TagaytayCountryLife #TagaytayLiving

Slice it lengthwise in half, then scoop out the fleshy part with a spoon. The skin isn’t for eating, so toss that out of the way!

Where To Get Fresh Fruits and Veggies While in Tagaytay

This weekend, you might want to load up on fresh fruits and veggies while you’re in Tagaytay. Check out this haul of organic vegetables from @vemacaspac– a bountiful harvest of leafy greens, cucumber, and string beans! ????????????

This weekend, you might want to load up on fresh fruits and veggies while you're in Tagaytay. Check out this haul of organic vegetables from @vemacaspac_ a bountiful harvest of leafy greens, cucumber, and string beans! ????????????#BuyLocal #FarminginTagaytay #GardeninginTagaytay #Organic #HealthyLiving #FreshVeggies #TagaytayWeekend #TagaytayWeekends #AmadeoCavite #CountryLife #CountryLiving #BuhayProbinsya #TagaytayCountryLife #TagaytayCountryLiving #TagaytayLiving

Not just a hub for local tourism and destination weddings, Metro Tagaytay is also a massive food hub, with farms of all kinds in and around the neighborhood.  So if you want to get your fresh produce straight from the source, this is the place to be!

Tarragon plants arranged in pots at a farm in Tagaytay.

11 Things To Know About Tarragon

Tarragon is an aromatic herb that thrives in the cool uplands Cavite weather of Tagaytay. Cultivated mainly as a culinary herb, tarragon also has a number of medicinal properties and health benefits.

There are a lot of resources found online on just about anything you need to know about tarragon, as well as books on herb gardening and haute cuisine that mention this popular perennial herb.

We’ve gone so far as to compile some of the more essential items here on Tagaytay Living, so here are 11 things you need to know about tarragon.

10 Tips on How To Grow Tomatoes

If you’re a total noob at gardening (but you’d want to start growing food anyway), one of the easiest fruits (yes, tomatoes are fruits!) to grow is the humble tomato.

If you're a total noob at gardening (but you'd want to start growing food anyway), one of the easiest fruits (yes, tomatoes are fruits!) to grow is the humble tomato. Plant them deep, let them enjoy plenty of sunshine, and reinforce them with a trellis, a cage, or a stake to the ground.#Tomato #Tomatoes #PlantingTips #ContainerGardening #BackyardGardening #HealthyLiving #HealthyLifestyle #HealthyEating #HealthyFood #TagaytayCountryLiving #TagaytayCountryLife #TagaytayLiving
Plant them deep, let them enjoy plenty of sunshine, and reinforce them with a trellis, a cage, or a stake to the ground.

A Little Mint Plant in a Pot

A little mint plant in a pot. Mint is readily available in Tagaytay, and is cultivated as a culinary herb, as well as for its medicinal uses. Thanks to the good people over at Nana’s Farm for the plants!

A little #mint plant in a pot. Mint is readily available in Tagaytay, and is cultivated as a #CulinaryHerb, as well as for its #medicinal uses. Thanks to the good people over at @NanasFarmPH for the plants! #HerbGarden #GardeningLife #TagaytayLiving

#HerbGarden #GardeningLife #TagaytayLiving

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Country Crafts Idea: Bonsai Making

#CountryStyle #ArtsandCrafts: perhaps you might want to try your hand at #bonsai making in your new #TagaytayHome. #Gardening #WhatToDoInTagaytay #CountryLifestyle #TagaytayLiving

#CountryStyle #ArtsandCrafts: perhaps you might want to try your hand at #bonsai making in your new #TagaytayHome. #Gardening #WhatToDoInTagaytay #CountryLifestyle #TagaytayLiving

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Amadeo in Cavite is Known For Its Coffee

The town of #Amadeo in #Cavite, #MetroTagaytay is known for its awesome coffee. Locals harvest beans and dry them out under the sun for days, as seen in this photo by @gelofiiisshh. #AmadeoCavite #KapeAmadeo #coffee #TagaytayLiving – from Tagaytay Living on Instagram.

The town of #Amadeo in #Cavite, #MetroTagaytay is known for its awesome coffee. Locals harvest beans and dry them out under the sun for days, as seen in this photo by @gelofiiisshh. #AmadeoCavite #KapeAmadeo #coffee #TagaytayLiving

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Mamarang Soup: A Local Rainy-Day Favorite

In #Amadeo, it is a common practice to gather wild #mushrooms or “mamarang” after it rains. Now readily available in local #markets, these ‘shrooms are cooked in a variety of ways, but usually #tinola style: as a soup with #ginger, #greenpapaya, and #sili leaves. Photo from @renziebaluyut #TagaytaySabawChronicles #Homecooking #WhatToEatinTagaytay #TagaytayLiving

In #Amadeo, it is a common practice to gather wild #mushrooms or "mamarang" after it rains. Now readily available in local #markets, these 'shrooms are cooked in a variety of ways, but usually #tinola style: as a soup with #ginger, #greenpapaya, and #sili leaves. Photo from @renziebaluyut #TagaytaySabawChronicles #Homecooking #WhatToEatinTagaytay #TagaytayLiving

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Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden

Things to do in #Tagaytay no. 67: grow your own #vegetable garden and live off the land, just like @ratheal here, with his bountiful #backyard #harvest! #WhatToDoinTagaytay #farming #gardening #leek #habanero #serrano #jalapeno #tomatoes #rosemary #cucumbers #basil #bellpepper #okra #organicvegetables #TagaytayLiving

Things to do in #Tagaytay no. 67: grow your own #vegetable garden and live off the land, just like @ratheal here, with his bountiful #backyard #harvest! #WhatToDoinTagaytay #farming #gardening #leek #habanero #serrano #jalapeno #tomatoes #rosemary #cucumbers #basil #bellpepper #okra #organicvegetables #TagaytayLiving

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