Sunday, June 29, 2008


Favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: pitahaya! Tastes like a really sweet and smooth kiwi, without the acidity.

Friday, June 27, 2008

feijoa and passionfruit juice

Second most favorite Colombian fruits (tie): feijoa and passionfruit (maracuya), in juice form.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Our third favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: curuba. Texture is like a passionfruit, but it's much more sour and not really for eating plain, but rather in juice form.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Our fourth favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: uchuvas. As big as cherry tomatoes, but firm and sticky on the outside like tomatillos. Fairly sour, but when they're ripe the tang is welcome.

Monday, June 23, 2008


We just got back from a trip to Colombia, so several Colombian food posts will follow. First up, cholao - a drink of sorts from the city of Cali. It's made with some combination of shaved ice, chopped tropical fruit (mango, banana, guanabana, etc.), jam, condensed milk, and milo flakes (made of chocolate and malt). I ordered mine without the condensed milk, but later found out that the milo flakes have a tiny bit of dairy. Even without them, it makes for a great fruity treat!

Friday, June 06, 2008

urad dal & mustard greens

Urad dal (cooked with cumin seeds, chili, garlic, and turmeric) and mustard greens (cooked with ginger and green chili), over basmati rice, topped with fried onion.

Monday, June 02, 2008


A sampling of the new PROBAR Sweet and Savory line: sesame goji, cocoa pistachio, kettle corn, cherry pretzel, and maple pecan. Soft, sweet, and genuinely sweet and savory! They taste better than other bars I've had, probably because most of them have chocolate and plenty of sweet stuff. And they look better too - you can actually see all the ingredients. My favorites were maple pecan and cocoa pistachio, both of which really tasted like their main ingredients.