July 27, 2010

jocotes

Growing up, desserts rarely consisted of complicated cakes or pastries. Instead we would eat the fruit in our garden. We had guavas, mangoes, oranges, lemons, mandarin oranges, and "jocotes".
"Jocotes" can be eaten unripe and green, or when the fruit has ripened and has a dark red color. I like to eat them before ripening with salt.
During the harvesting seasons, jocotes are offered in abundance by street vendors at main traffic intersections, often sold in plastic bags that include 20-30 jocotes and a small bag of salt used to flavor them.

This fruit is truly addictive. I could get into a fight with my brother over a bag of "jocotes". If you'd tried them you'll know what I'm talking about!!

Sometimes desserts and snacks need to remain this simple and easy.

Read more about "jocotes" here.


1 comment:

  1. Love the way you've captured your trip home! Beautiful people, scenery and food.
    PS LOVE the anchor necklaces! Such a good idea!

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