Why are the blueberries on this side of the Atlantic not blue inside?? I was just preparing my porridge / oat meal for breakfast and yes, I hate to admit it but I had blueberries and strawberries on top of it… We shouldn’t really buy imported fruit when we have locally grown mangoes, papayas, pineapples and bananas (oh, the bananas I will get back to, they deserve their own post!) and I usually have a sliced banana with my porridge*.
However, the berries looked so good in Costco last weekend and for that matter, we wouldn’t be able to eat veggies if we didn’t buy them imported! Correct me if I’m wrong, but we haven’t been able to find any locally grown vegetables in the supermarkets – maybe a few potatoes but I’m not sure if even they were Puerto Rican (yucca and other strange roots might be local but we don’t know how to cook them!). Can it be too hot for vegetables to grow here? The agricultural sector is tiny anyway, just like the fishing sector (what I know, at least) so like with everything else food-wise (and most other products too, except for rhum 😉 ), we depend on the US for imports…
I will continue my search though for locally grown vegetables, hopefully I can convince O to go to the markets in Santurce and Rio Piedras this weekend, and we will ask around.
La Placita (the market) in Santurce
I had heard that in Puerto Rico Christmas lasts until Easter – just like in Sweden** and apparently it is true: we have another [post-]Christmas party tomorrow with O’s colleagues – that’s the second Christmas party after Christmas (the first one, the big company Christmas bash was the 28th December, which didn’t seem that strange to me)!!
*) I am not too convinced about putting exotic fruit on my porridge but maybe I should try – we have 9 mangoes in the fridge at the moment… or maybe I’ll just make smoothies, yummy…
**) As the song goes Nu är det jul igen och julen varar ända till påska… (Now it is Christmas time again and Christmas lasts until Easter…)