Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hot Weather Garden

 This week my gardens seemed to have had huge growth spurts. From top: the tomatoes, squashes (that are probably too close together), carrots, onions (that must be picked today), lush row of carrots (ditto) and the corn that competes with the dratted grass are all filling out and so far have not been tasted by insects.

Puerto Rican Fruits

My family returned from Puerto Rico yesterday. We saw an abundance of natural beauty--sea life, plants, birds, beaches, and animals. Fruits and vegetables are sold by the roadsides and at markets such as the Plaza del Mercado, also known as La Plazita.
Below are fruits such as bananas, plantains, chayotes, ajicitos, yuca, parcha (passion fruit), mangos, guavas, papayas, panapen (breadfruit) and many others:

I am in the process of creating a larger page that will discuss unhealthy influences on Puerto Rican eating, most notably frying. While these foods are available in many places across PR, and are delicious by themselves, fast food places seem to be even more common.