Every day life should be appreciated more. Those endless trips to the gas station to fill up the tank? Be grateful you have a car. Those overwhelming traffic jams? Be grateful you have your legs. Those horrible dentist/doctors appointments for check-ups? Be grateful you have your health.
I wanted to show you an every day occurrence, a simple one that most of us do on a weekly basis: the produce section of my grocery store. Living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, you become aware of the amazing produce we have, not found in most places. Enjoy the trip down the produce aisle, check out the prices I’ve converted from Dominican Pesos to US Dollars. The currency rate I used was US$1 = RD$37.
|Zapote is US$ 0.80 cents a pound. Great in Milkshakes!|
|Chayote is US$ 0.24 cents a pound. This is typical “diet” food in DR. I don’t appreciate it much!|
|Beets remind me now of Jen from A Girl and Her Carrot. Beets are US$ 0.48 cents a pound.|
|Colorful Peppers, great in stir fries! Red and Yellow Peppers are US$ 1.50 a pound.|
|Green Plantains to make Tostones with are US$ 0.26 cents a pound while Ripe Yellow Plantains, which I love to make casseroles with are US$ 0.62 cents a pound!|
|Dried Coconuts are US$ 0.72 cents each!|
|Small and large mangoes are both great eaten fresh or in desserts! Prices range from US$ 0.53 to US$ 0.80 cents a pound!|
|Take a Fresh Watermelon, cut it in half and soak with vodka. Happy Summer! These are US$ 0.53 cents a pound!|
|How I wish I could ship some fresh Passion Fruit to Jessie, from Jessie Kaufman Photography in NYC?! These passionate lovelies are US$ 1.07 a pound! Great in jams, smoothies, curds and creams!|
|Quail Eggs! Did not get to see the price. My Dad likes to eat these boiled and drizzled with honey.|
|Need a great juice recipe? Juice Celery, Cucumbers and Pineapples. I swear by it. These sweet babies are only US$ 1.29 EACH! I remember on MV these being US$5 each!|
Homework: What does YOUR produce aisle look like? Is there a special fruit or vegetable you love? Something you can only find in your hometown? Email me a picture at marnely at gmail dot com and I will post and them up in an upcoming post! Excited to see everyone’s produce aisle!