Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fruit and Veggie Tips

Last Saturday I went to the Coral Gable Farmer's Market and got some really good fruits and veggies. Here are a few tips of how to eat products available at your local markets (check the links for recipes).

One of my favorites is starfruit because it is very refreshing and can be eaten as is. Also, you can put it on the blender with a little water and agave syrup for a delicious natural juice. You can also have it in a fruit salad or a martini


Small varieties of chiles are usually very spicy and with just a little piece you can some spice to any dish. Remember that the hot part of them is in the seeds. For a flavored oil chop the chile finely and add them to you favorite olive oil, but remember that if you are not using it right away it's better to put it in the refrigerator to avoid it going bad.


Even though teas don't qualify as fruits or veggies they are available at many markets. If you want to add a new twist to your tea blend it with any fruit juice or lemonade to get all the benefit of both of them.



Remember that supporting local markets help in the creation of jobs, we can get better and fresher products, and is better for our environment.

Looking forward to go next weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!! I love star fruits - they are amazing!!!!!

    xo

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  2. It all looks so fresh and lovely!
    I'm a star fruit fan too :-)

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  3. oh I love star fruits, however, they are really expensive here. these photos are amazing- I want spring, I want summer, I want color... :)
    have a sweet day, xoxo

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  4. I LOVE farmer's markets! I'm so excited for the portland market to open this weekend!

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  5. i just love starfruit... i tried it for the first time when we went to thailand a few years back.

    farmer's markets are the best. they make me look forward to the weekend just a little big more!

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  6. The star fruit looks wonderful! I definitely look forward to the farmer's market in the springtime.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.. Have a nice day, Jane

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  7. How beautiful is food?! Great photos. Also- love your header! Very cool design.

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  8. Beautiful photos! I love Farmer's Markets! There's a great one in SF I love going to in the Ferry Building. I love Passion Fruit but it's rarely sold there.

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  9. Yes, I love shopping at local markets! The star fruit looks very pretty! I don't think I have ever tried one before.

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  10. I <3 starfruit! Wish I saw it at the market more.

    BTW, the new blog look = fabulous!

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  11. Thank you for the tips, I was never sure how to prepare star fruit. Hope you have more cooking tips, I always need them :)

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  12. The farmer's markets won't open on Long Island for about 2 more months! Cannot wait - great post!

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  13. I wish I could shop locally! Unfortunately, our farmer's markets here in Vegas are pathetic. I'm on a mission to grow my own fruit, veg and herbs. Who knows? Maybe one day I'll start my own farmer's market! :)

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