Wednesday, January 28, 2009
OK, there aren't any guayabanas in the photo, but at the fruit stand today (a truck, actually) my bosses and I couldn't figure out what a fruit was, so they sliced it open with a huge knife and tah-dah! Guayabana for everyone! It's not exactly my cup of tea, but it was interesting... only slightly sweet, it reminded me of passion fruit (I think?) in Hawaii. Big seeds, good texture.
The photo above is my fruit for today - an avocado, some strawberries and an orangey-clementiney thing. Total cost? Like $3. I had to laugh at the fruit display, in the bed of a truck, on the side of a busy road. Apparently this farmer is always there during the day and his produce is muy bueno, muy rica. But I laughed at the wonderfully sliced and displayed cantaloupes... what would they say at Elephants Deli!? (This is where I work catering a couple times a month.) I've been told melon can breed some kind of bacteria or something if it sits out too long, and I imagine that cantaloupe had been sitting out for a few hours, anyhow.
But these strawberries smell incredible. Wish I had smell-o-vision for you! And I apologize for not taking my camera. It was a good image but I felt silly being a tourist. But the promised weekend photos are a go, 100%. I'm off on Friday for Uvita, the Pacific Ocean, and what promises to be a rather incredible villa en la bosque.