Hello May! Thanks for your message. Yes, I wish the temperatures were fictional.
Yes, I think salad is quite popular here. I did manage to get a lettuce home in -30 weather this week by filling the bag with air before tying it closed. I think the air gave it a bit of insulation from the cold. I thought of you this morning as I was making my juice. I decided to have juice today until dinner, when I'll have persimmons. I've got one orange juice, two orange/pineapple juices, and one lettuce/celery juice.
Hi Maia! Nice to hear from you again.
So, you're way up north in Seattle, huh? I'd love to visit Seattle some day, and considering how close it is, I should make it a priority. Wow, I just looked up Seattle temperatures on a weather website, and it sounds positively balmy with temps. hovering around the 0C mark. It's all relative, though! I know that going from warmth to 0 degrees can be hard! This week we've gone from -30 to -12, and the -12 feels like heaven. The persimmons are from California. I shop at a little organic market in town, and the produce buyer does special orders for me. She tries to get things as "local" as possible. Local being impossible here!
In three more days, I'll be heading home to Toronto for Christmas. I'm planning on buying lots of bananas right away, so hopefully they'll be ripe for my second week there. I'm also hoping the clementines and mandarins will be plentiful. And, I'm going to visit a wonderful fruit store in Toronto.
K & K Tropical Fruit
Whether you're looking for lychees, longans, durians, jackfruits, sapodillas, mangos, papayas, guavas, starfruits (or carambolas), cherimoyas, loquats, rambutans, mangosteens, longkongs, sour sops (or guanabanas), sweet sops (or sugar apples, or custard apples), persimmons, milk apples, pummelos, tamarinds, water apples (or rose apples), dragon fruits (or pitayas) baby bananas or young coconuts, you'll find it here! K & K is probably the best place in Toronto for your tropical fruits cravings; the fruits are fresh, of good quality, and taste great! Most are imported from South-East Asia (esp. Thailand and Vietnam). Note that not all tropical fruits are available in all seasons.
Hope everyone's having a lovely week.