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Ripe, juicy oranges, neatly peeled ready to be consumed. That was my first purchase. I bought enough for the evening.We just use it as it is and cut it up into sections.
Bought from a hawker, waiting in the warm traffic. Where I live. there are many hawkers, they sell all sorts. Stacked wares on large trays, balanced on heads for hours. A skill only they have. Moving without touching their piled trays. You are assured of the fruits in season as you move. A walking mall, tempting impulse purchases, healthy choices if you ask me.
Driving down I spotted a stall beside the road where a lady boiling corn was stirring a huge pot. I shouted out when I saw the corn on the cob for sale. This confirmed the announcement of the rainy season, as corn is harvested then. Corn of the cob boiled and sold in its leaves as a snack, is very popular when in season.
Boiled corn is eaten with the hard coconut pieces, the type used when desiccating. It is a surprising combination but works and tastes as if they were made for each other. So, for most of the year this treat is missed. That is why I jumped for joy when I could buy a few.
For dinner I needed avocado for my salad. The ones we have here are large and buttery, especially trusting the expertise of the fruit/vegetable sellers who can tell you by touching them daintily when it will be ripe enough to eat.
“This one is for today, keep that one for tomorrow,” they’d convince.
With my collection in my basket, traffic allowing, my homeward bound continued.
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