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19 Jul

What’s In Your Bowl?

Morning, Apples! Here’s a picture of my fruit bowl. I get my produce from the local farmer’s market every weekend, and I like to mix it up each week. (The greens and blueberries are in the fridge, of course). As you can see, I’ve got baby peppers, limes, lemons, a mango and tomatoes this week. I think it would be fun to create a post from the readers (that’s you!). Email me a picture of what’s in your fruit bowl, and I’ll put something fun together for all of us. Tell me about your favorite fruits and veggies, how you use them, or even how you get them (farmer’s market? garden?). I hope to hear from you! :)

My fruit bowl.

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. I know that picture is a little fuzzy on the focus. Had to use my phone’s camera as my real camera is being finicky today!

    Sara wrote on July 19th, 2007
  2. But what if we can’t get fresh veggies and fruits. Are canned or dried also acceptable in a pinch?

    John Irwin wrote on July 19th, 2007
  3. I think frozen is better than canned or dried. Canned lose their nutrition and dried have a lot of sugar. They are good, but fresh is a lot better. But frozen is cheap and actually a fresher a lot of times.

    Jessica wrote on July 19th, 2007
  4. I know that frozen blueberry’s keep their nutrition value.

    phil wrote on July 19th, 2007
  5. Most frozen vegetables do keep their nutritional value quite well. In fact, many retain better freshness than the “fresh” counterparts in the produce section of your market. Blueberries, broccoli and brussels sprouts hold up particularly well. And let’s not forget peas…

    Sara wrote on July 19th, 2007
  6. I would add that dried fruits are perfectly acceptable, but remember they have no water content so the sugar is quite high. Don’t eat dried fruit more than a few times a week — good rule of thumb. Canned fruits and veggies aren’t the best – they retain freshness for several months up to a year, but I’m not keen on recommending anything sitting around in aluminum and preserved with additives or salt. Still, canned produce is better than processed junk. I don’t recommend canned beans – you can buy dried beans, soak and cook overnight, and save a LOT of money.

    Sara wrote on July 19th, 2007
  7. I don’t have an actual bowl for fruits yet (it’s in the works though), so I’m afraid a picture wouldn’t look too great right now. But let’s see. Currently, I have bananas, apples, apricots, a few raspberries, and tomatoes as well. I’m kind of limited by what is not too expensive in this season (raspberries are, but hum, I love them all the same so I make an exception). On the other hand, you won’t ever see canned fruits in my home. Just the smell of the juice in those cans makes me gag. 😐

    Kery wrote on July 20th, 2007
  8. Check out what’s in my fridge at Flickr:

    Living in a temperate climate, I produce load from April to early November and survive the winter on local greenhouse greens and winter squash, frozen vegetables, apples, and citrus from Florida.

    Sonagi wrote on July 21st, 2007
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    Sinan wrote on October 4th, 2009

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