Day 63: The fruits of summer

One of the many luxuries of life in Costa Rica is the availability of local fruits all year, but something about the sunny skies of December – and the beach trips that often happen during the holidays – gets me craving fruits more than ever.

The supermarkets, at least in San José, push exotic holiday fruits in December, including the grapes that are a must-have in New Year’s Eve (more on that later), and crisp imported apples. On the local side, I always associate the holidays with papaya, because my visiting parents would always delight in having fresh papaya as many mornings as possible for breakfast. (Mops, we’ll have some ready for you when you arrive!)

What are your favorite fruits this time of year? Are there any “exotic fruits” – whether you’re in the tropics importing apples, or in the snow importing mangos – that you love for the holidays? I’m hoping to have a particularly fruit-filled holiday this year to steer me away from other kinds of sugar, so I’d love any inspiration you throw our way.

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2 comments

  1. Mandarines! Or clementines – I can’t really tell the difference. That is, those are my favorite here in Norway. But I won’t even look at them in Costa Rica. I’ll search for mangos, papayas, small Caribbean bananas… The local fruit is among a lot of things that I’m looking forward to 😊👍🏽

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