I think an interesting monthly feature of The AmerArab Life will be What We Ate, highlighting what items featured most often in our diet, as well as particular things that were in season during that time.* For the month of June, our big winners were:
Fruit: Bananas—6 kilos (no surprise here; Hungry Husband doesn’t eat much else in the way of fruit).
Vegetables: Zucchini—5 kilos, Tomatoes 5.5 kilos.
Others: Hummus—1.5 kilos, Bread—24 pieces
But, the big winner (in terms of weight as well as frequency of being purchased) was: Yoghurt, with a whopping 8 kilos.
Things that came into season in June were peaches and plums, molokheyya (watch for a future post on this incredible vegetable), and, of course, tomatoes. Big, lovely, red, fragrant tomatoes that hold on to the faintest taste of earth no matter how well they are washed. It doesn’t get any more summery than that.
*Perhaps you wonder how I know such things…although no one would accuse me of being OCD, I do like statistics and keep track of every shopping trip on an Excel spreadsheet showing what I bought, the quantity, and the cost. It helps me anticipate how much stuff should cost so that I have less chance of getting ripped off. Plus, I think it’s interesting.