Tuesday, March 25

Tuuuuesday


I've always loved Tuuuesday. You have to say it like that - TUUUesday.
The thing I love most about Costa Rica is the fresh fruits and vegetables. Granted, when I go to the local market, I don't know what a lot of things are but I am on a quest to learn what it is and how to prepare it. We all know what these are. They're cheap and plentiful here.

So, what is this - a vegetable or a fruit?

The last photo is Sineguelas (Spondias purpurea) or Spanish Plum in English, and is native to Mexico and the western coast of Central and South America.
link - http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/sineguelas-spanish-plum

Comment from reader: "The bottom photo is of pejibaye, or peach palm, and I agree, it smells awful. But it tastes great, so buy & it a try it!
The middle photo is of chayote, which is a squash. You'll find pico de chayote a lot in restaurants, as it's very, very tico. If you like squash, you'll probably like this."


To reader (Erin):I checked out pejibaye and it looks different from the photolink - http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/cropfactsheets/pejibaye.html

4 comments:

Erin said...

If you're talking about your last photo, I'd say it's a fruit!

TICA MACHA said...

I'm talking about both of them. I haven't a clue what they're called and I should know this stuff by now!
The bottom photo - I see those in the grocery soaking in "this stuff" and it smells aweful. I haven't had the nerve to try it "prepared".

Erin said...

Ahh, I thought it was a trick question. :)

The bottom photo is of pejibaye, or peach palm, and I agree, it smells awful. But it tastes great, so buy it a try it!

The middle photo is of chayote, which is a squash. You'll find pico de chayote a lot in restaurants, as it's very, very tico. If you like squash, you'll probably like this.

TICA MACHA said...

Thanks Erin, I've had the squash in Tico restaurants when I ordered a "casado" but I didn't know what the vegetable looked like or what it was called.