My favourite part of summer are flavours of the fresh fruits and vegetables. And if it’s winter you can always travel to someplace where the weather is warm and the items come fresh off the tree or out of the sea.
Avocados ready to be picked in Mascota, Mexico.
Fresh ginger at the Portland Farmer’s Market, Oregon, US.
Freshly-picked mixed herb salad in a Hoi An herb garden (Vietnam).
We picked 10 quarts of raspberries in my dad’s garden.
Fresh figs just off of our neighbour’s tree.
Fresh Prawns from the sea. (For more on the amazing fresh seafood at the Green Umbrella in Myanmar.)
Fresh jamaica (a type of hibiscus flower with a sour flavour), galangal rhizome and lemon grass at the JJ Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand.A really fresh scallop at a fish cafe on Lamma Island, a short ferry ride away from Hong Kong.
The sign reads “Always fresh or alive!” on this brightly colored seafood cafe in Dingle, Ireland.
More of Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Flavour.