For the month of April I will be blogging alphabetically with the theme of Winnipeg versus Davao City. Not to prove a winner but simply to explore the differences and similarities between my home town and my current location.
V is for Vegetables!
|Veggies at the Bankerohan market in Davao.|
Both Davao and Winnipeg have great local farms that produce a lovely variety of vegetables. The fresh season is a lot shorter in Winnipeg so we have to import during the winter. Like many other items this month, this is another case of same but different. The kinds of veggies we get vary somewhat between these two cities. If anything, Davao has more variety, Winnipeg has bigger produce.
|Bitter melon. Very popular here but I do NOT like it!|
Winnipeg is getting really good about importing Asian fruits and vegetables but they tend to be more expensive and don't all travel very well. Even so, I've seen stuff here in Davao that I had never even heard of before!
|Spinach is my favourite leafy green. It's really hard to find in Davao.|
|Kang Kong is a close substitute for spinach. It is also delicious.|
|Not sure if I'll be able to make Pasta e Fagoli here; the celery is very thin and wilty.|
|I love camote! It is a potato-like root so sweet they call it a fruit!|