And I got cactus! I love cactus.
My $44 bought
1 lb green beans
8 large apples
4 head garlic
some free grapes (I like free stuff)
28 mandarin oranges
4 cactus paddles
3 packages blueberries. Really really really tasty blueberries!!
4 packages strawberries
1 bag tangerines
6 naval oranges
1 head cauliflower
2 small head purple cabbage
Nobody in my house ever lacks vitamin c! Between the peppers and citrus fruits we have an abundance of C in our diet.
The cactus is going to be used in omelettes tomorrow and then in a soup. If you're not a fan of the feel of okra you might not like cactus. I'm from a southern family so I don't mind slipperiness of okra or cactus. Just part of the foods I consider normal. My grandmother used to fry up okra and I may give fried cactus a try. By necessity I am gluten free so I'll have to find a good batter that's GF. When I do I'll post the results and recipe (if it's tasty) on www.kruelwich.com
We were good on peppers this week so I was free to splurge on extra strawberries and blueberries. What we don't get eaten will go into the freezer before they spoil. I don't see many of them making it to the freezer.