This Week’s Culinary Adventures

I don't know what this green fruit is, but I'm going to buy some to sample.

I don’t know what this green fruit is, but I want to give it a try.

This week we visited the Feria Libre, a huge outdoor market.  It’s chaotic, crowded and confusing.  There’s everything for sale: meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, clothing and shoes.  We didn’t have our kitchen yet so we only bought avocados (4/$1) And some of this strange, but delicious, and expensive fruit – the Pitihaya.  I love the stands that have blenders to whip up a fresh fruit smoothie.  There was blackberry, coconut, alfalfa, pineapple and other unfamiliar fruits..

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This is the Pitihaya and I was told a $1 each by every vendor I asked. I did get 2/$1.50. I saw a purple Pitihaya and think it’s the dragonfruit.

Now that we have a kitchen I want to go back and buy a sample of all the different fruits.  I’m looking for a local to go with me so I get better prices!

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I scooped out the center with a spoon. The seeds are delicately crunchy like a kiwi, but sweeter – like vanilla ice cream!

Cabbages the size of basketballs!

Cabbages the size of basketballs,

Several stands all had Whole Roasted Pigs on their counters.  We had a plate.  It was delicious, especially the crunchy skin.

Several stands all had Whole Roasted Pigs on their counters. The lady reached in with her hand, pulled off some meat and offered me a sample.  A dog was hanging around hoping for some fallout.  We ordered a $3 plate. I especially enjoyed the crunchy skin!

Looking for something other than rice we were surprised by this delicious vegetarian crepe from Frutilado's.

Looking for something other than rice we were surprised by this delicious vegetarian crepe from Frutilado’s.

This cheese bacon burger would beat out Five Guys in my opinion.

This cheese bacon burger would beat out Five Guys in my opinion.

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