Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ang prutas natin

a whole lot of papayas, honey dew, mangoes and chicos make up the contents of this fruit cart in Liliw, Laguna. ice-cream lovers will surely appreciate the dirty ice-cream cart beside it.
mais, mani and friendly smiles from the tinderas of a small pwesto by the highway between Teresa and Morong, Rizal

supots of camachile hang on a tree in a San Fernando, Pampanga highway

camachile, up close

apples, chicos and cheerful sellers in down town Cebu

at P35 a kilo, humakot ng chico si Ned

washed, plump and ready to eat
(parang line from Eat Bulaga, "it's clean, I washed it!) 

irresistible duhat in (street corner in Liliw, Laguna)

bubot pa, binenta na
such is the rarity of duhat that I bought some even though I knew it wasn't quite ready for eating yet

nothing beats the heat better than buko fresh from the shell

lovely mangoes ...
if only we'd tasted them before the passersby got to them

the heart and fruits of a banana tree in a seaside town in Cebu

senorita from Tagaytay --
green when we bought them there, yellow when we arived home in QC

picking caimito in Bocaue, Bulacan

langka, nangka or jackfruit -- whatever name you call it would still taste  as sweet

the yellow, clingy fruit (above) and the seeds ready to be boiled (below)

more corn by the highways of Lumban, Laguna

uncooked  (above) and cooking (below)

watermelon, papaya, mangoes, pineapple and balimbing in Moalboal, Cebu 

one balimbing, please!
bought one to remind me what it tasted like (maasim!) 

do you know what a mabolo looks and smells like? 
how about a camachile?
 or duhat?
spend the summer wisely by eating our very own fruits. 
while they may cost a lot in the groceries, you can do better by going to a neighborhood stores, looking out for roving fruit carts or vendors, going to  the public  market or inviting yourself to lunch at a friend's house so you can pick caimito and indian mangoes from their trees and bring home some for baon. while that may seem makapal, it's way much better than stealing them from someone else's trees.
 Hoy, isoli nyo na ang mangga namin! 

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