Thursday, May 22, 2014

To market to market to buy a fat bunch of flowers

Anyone want to guess how much last week's feria shopping cost?

A large bunch of flowers, 12 eggs, 1 coconut, 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) avocado, 1/3 kilo pickles, 3 summer squash, 3 leeks, 6 artichokes, 1 1/2 kilos pears, 1 kilo tomatoes, 1 1/4 kilos bananas
$9,800 CLP (yes, the same symbol we use in the US is used here for money) = $17.79 US
In the US, the flowers would be about $15.00 (here they are under 4 dollars).

I made a great potato leek soup (which will be repeated next week I think); the artichokes went into a yummy chunky tomato sauce last night. The coconut was a gift for my colleague Monica, who is pregnant and craving them. Everything except some pears and two avocados, a few pickles (and the flowers) have been eaten.

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