Combine my love of cooking with my love of fruits and vegetables and you get my endless quest for fresh and affordable produce. Some of you may remember the $10 watermelons I never bought in Korea. Well thankfully, Spain is a lot more produce friendly. There is a small chain of stores in Moron de la Frontera called Fruiteria Campito and from the name you can guess they are small closet-sized stores selling fresh and, more than likely, local produce. I am in HEAVEN! I stumbled upon one a few minutes from our house the other day and picked up:
5 small potatoes
4 yellow plums
the largest red bell pepper you have ever seen
Guess how much I paid? Not even close to 10,000 Won. I paid 1,50 Euro or the equivalent of $2.25. Can you believe it? I was floored, I thought the girl behind the counter had only rung up my potatoes.
And yesterday Celina and I headed to the market in Utrera and picked up:
2 kilos of zucchini (8 medium sized zucchinis)
1 kg of fava beans (about 2.2 pounds)
2 of the largest oranges you have ever seen (what’s with the oversize fruit here – it must be something in the water)
All for a whopping total of 3,50 Euros or about $5.50
Not that any of you care about my vegetable purchases but it’s just another reason I love Spain!