Saturday, October 31, 2009

Come and Glow!

(The Adelaide Central Market Series part 2)
Part 1- Say Cheese...


"The best things in life are free!"

If dairy, pastry, and coffee are not your cup of tea, don't worry because the Adelaide Central Market has a lot more to offer! So while other curious customers flock around the free taste counter to try some bits and pieces of the different varieties of soft and hard cheeses with fig jam and Australian-made crackers, let us proceed to the most colourful area in the gourmet market- the fruits and veg section.




There's a wide range of fresh fruits to choose from! In Adelaide Central Market, you can hardly tell the current season of the year; you'll surely get confused whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall.

The bountiful harvest being displayed in the market stalls is enough to describe the vastness of the Australian continent! From apples and apricots to bananas, cherries and dates... lemons, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, pineapples... upto strawberries, ...and zucchinis! And with these figs and grapes, I'm sure you are now convinced that in this market we can complete our alphabet!


The fig fruits remind me of Adam and Eve...



The Australian Department of Health has been promoting it's "Go for 2 & 5 Campaign" for 6 years now. With 2 kinds of fruit and 5 servings of different vegetables everyday, we can live longer, healthier and happier!


"Filipinos can't live without rice," they said.
"Australians cannot live without potatoes," I replied.




The following veggies displayed in the House of Organics caught my attention in the market. Honestly, I haven't experienced cooking them yet.

FENNEL BULB is aromatic and flavourful herb with both culinary and medicinal importance. It is used as an ingredient of European sausages, meat balls and salads as well as in Italian's risottos and pastas. This herb is one of the spices in the Chinese' five-spice powder, and is also widely used in the India and the Middle East.



TURNIP'S roots are good source of Vitamin C! This crop is closely related to radish, cabbage, cauliflowers, broccoli and Brussel sprouts (that green stuff on the upper left of the photo above).



SWEDES (Swedish Turnip) or rutabaga are root crops that can be added to casseroles, salads and stews but can also be baked, boiled or grilled.

CELERIAC is like celery; and it is used as an ingredient in soup and stews!

KOHLRABI is a German turnip, which literally means 'cabbage turnip'. It can be eaten raw or cooked and it taste like broccoli stem or cabbage.

PARSNIPS are cousins of carrots! It was once used as an energy source when potato was not yet discovered. These days, parsnips are the common ingredient in casseroles, soups and stews.



Hey, these vegetables are not just for your 'eyes'...
Five veggies a day can keep the doctor away!


Sweet corn at PhP43.00 each...


Finally, for this post, the nuts!

Fruits and nuts goes well with chocolate bars, and so with post.



It reminds me of the kasuy in Antipolo, Rizal.


In Adelaide Central Market, tourists don't just come and go, they come and glow!




To be continued...

30 comments:

BlogusVox said...

Ang sarap sigurong mamalengke dyan. Organized and clean. Come to think of it, kahit gawing pasyalan, okay na rin! : )

RJ said...

BLOGUSVOX
Tama po kayo, namamalengke lang ako, nari-relax na ako.

The Pope said...

Wow ang sarap tignan ng mga veggies, napaka fresh naman, I agree with Blogusvox napaka-aliwalas mamili sabay na rin ng pamamasyal.

Abaniko said...

Fruits and veggies galore ah. Ang linis ng market!

YanaH said...

sana ganyan din ang market dito.. dito kasi satin ang eksena sa palengke nakakastress...
well actually pati ang mga presyo nakakastress din hehehe.

happy halloween!

RJ said...

THE POPE
o",) Paminsan-minsan pumupunta ako sa palengke rito kahit wala akong bibilhin. Pamamasyal lang po...



ABANIKO
Malinis at mabango ang The Adelaide Central Market! Sa mga tulad mong mahusay sa photography, marami kang makukuha rito. Huhmn, pero hindi ka lang magpi-picture, sa tingin ko mapapabili ka talaga. U



YANAH
Wish mo ba? Wish ko rin! U

Natawa ako sa mga stress na hatid sa 'yo ng mga palengke natin diyan. Uy, pero nakaka-miss ang Mahogany Market, ah.

homebodyhubby said...

Waw, para na rin akong namalengke a. :) Madali na uli para ngumiti ngayon, dalawang bagyo ang ‘lumihis’ kahit papaano.
RJ, nagpost ako ng comment twice three post back about two weeks ago, pero ayaw mag-appear (hindi ko naman naisip agad na baka pwedeng sa e-mail na lang nai-send)... Anyways, maybe there is something wrong with my laptop? Baka kelangan ko nang magback-up ng files; panay na rin ang hang-ups.

homebodyhubby said...

O... pumasok naman agad ito! :) Baka yung server dito...

AJ said...

ang ganda namang ng mga kuha mo dyan sa mamahaling palengke doc.

i wonder how Z-uchinnis taste like...iyon ba iyong mkhang pipino?

and so bec aussie's notorious in consuming potatoes... are they, ugh,..notorious in farting too? hehe, just asking...

whitepaige said...

ang sa2rap nman ng mga gulay dyan..lol kso mhal ng corn ah $ 1 each..hahaha

recent post-Magsimula muli

fjordz said...

grabe.. kakaiba yung mga itsura pala ng mga gulay diyan.. hahaha! at ang lalaki! masarap kaya yan? e dito nga, bihira lang ako kumain ng gulay tsk tsk..

RJ said...

HOMEBODYHUBBY
Maganda ang palengke nila rito, ano? Number 1 favorite place ko 'yan dito sa Adelaide.

Ganu'n po ba? Di ako mahusay sa IT, di ko alam ang posibleng problema ng PC niyo. Pero, good at nakakapag-comment na kayo ngayon. o",)



AJ
Salamat, nagustuhan mo ang mga pictures! U

Zuchinni? Yes, 'yang mukhang pipino diyan sa picture. Ang lasa, para sa akin, ay parang upo, pero family siya ng kalabasa.

'Yang sinabi mo tungkol sa fart, totoo! Ang lalakas ng tunog kapag sila'y umu... tot... tot... tot, pero siyempre hindi ko na inamoy.



WHITEPAIGE
Welcome sa The Chook-minder's Quill!

Mura na actually ang mais na 'yan, Whitepaige. (,"o



FJORDZ
'Yong mga malalaking talong hindi masyado masarap, bro pero ang kalabasa na yan, napakasarap! madalas ang pumpkin ay niru-roast nila rito kasabay ang mga karne, manamis-namis siya. U

Madalang ka palang kumakain ng gulay?! Kumain ka, mas lalo kang magiging cute niyan kapag veggie-eater ka.

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

sana nga pwede rin magpicture ng mga fruits and store dito sa Saudi. Although masasarap din ang mga fruits dito, pero mamahalin talaga...

Magkano ang kilo ng pistacchio nut dyan Doc Rj?

Anyway, pwede ka sali sa RAFFLE ng Thoughtskoto na Link Love ha.

moving on said...

Dami namang fruits and veggies. Kakabalik ko nga lang galing probinsiya. Nagrequest talaga ako ng "utan". Sabi ng sis ko, yung iba one month pa lang sa city halos di na kakain ng veggies. Kaw tagal mo na dun pero prefer mo pa rin vegetables. Kaya kung uuwi ako may dala akong meat in exchange of fresh vegetables.

docgelo said...

this market post is really fascinating! my family and i made our almost-weekly grocery shopping a sort of bonding moments too; and picking freshest fruits & veggies is definitely a whole lot of fun! sarap tingnan nung mga eggplants, corn and cheeses!

isladenebz said...

I love your market, RJ. Malinis, maluwag at fresh ang mga paninda and especially because labelled lahat ang mga gulay.

D pa ako nakakatikim ng figs and I am an avid supporter of organic F&V (wala yata dito nun sa Saudi).

Grabe ang mahal ng mais ha. Ginto ang presyo.

Ung fennel bulb, masarap sigurong ihalo sa nilagang karne. I bet it has a stronger taste than those big onion leeks. Tingin ko nga sa fennel bulb e giant onion leeks.

Ung 2 & 5 campaign, is that supposed to be everyday?

RJ said...

MR. THOUGHTSKOTO
Allowed ang picture-taking dito sa Central Market sapagkat itong lugar ay isa sa mga pinu-promote nilang tourist attraction.

Maraming pistacchio nuts dito, mga $10-12 a kilogram.

Sige, sasali ako sa raffle.



MOVING ON
Anong favorite mong gulay, Red? Ako 'yong mga green leafy- eg. saluyot, kulitis, etc. Medyo ayaw ko ng talong kapag isinasama sa sinabawan, pero favorite ko kapag fried o omelet. U Stay healthy, eat veggies!



DOCGELO
That's what I like about your family, Doc Gelo. Palaging may bonding... sa kainan, languyan o pamamalengke... Sigurado akong lalaking mabait at masunurin si Gabby.



ISLADENEBZ
Ako rin, love na love ko itong palengke.

Siguro maraming figs sa KSA, di lang kayo bumibili. Ako nakatikim na, kasi ang workmate ko may fig tree siya. Masarap naman (hindi ko kayang i-describe), lalo na kapag jam. U

Yes, the "Go for 2 & 5..." everyday dapat. U
Magkakaroon na nga ng batas dito, tulad ng ginawa nila sa sigarilyo't alak, na ang mga pagkaing hindi healthy (burgers, fries, fried chicken, etc) ay mas mataas ang tax kaysa sa fruit and veg, ang target nila para mas bilhin ng mga tao ang mga healthy foods. Mataas kasi ang percentage ng obesity rito (wala akong figure pero the highest in the world).

Chyng said...

Pano yan if fruits and cheese, dairy products, and coffee are all not my cup of tea?! Poor me! haha

bertN said...

Wala ka pa bang nagiging suking Australiana diyan sa Adelaide palengke? Alam kong hindi uso ang tawaran diyan tulad sa atin pero baka maka-discount ka paminsan-minsan.

I went to a yard sale once and I asked for the price of an old Handbook of Physics and Chemisry, she told me she'll give me a couple of bucks if I take it away LOL. She probably hated Physics and Chemistry that bad LOL.

Alkapon said...

mmm fresh fruits and vegetables.. i like it.

RJ said...

CHYNG
Watch out for the 3rd part of this series. U



BERTN
Wala pa po akong suki rito sa palengke. Parang gusto ko 'yang idea niyo ah.

Hahah! Nagkaroon kayo ng handbook for free!



ALKAPON
Welcome to The Chook-minder's Quill!

I'll visit your blog soon. o",)

mightydacz said...

hi doc ....
napadaan lang medyo busy eh.....
ganda ng palengke dyan...
oi figs marami dito sa ksa....

JoShMaRie said...

natakam ako sa mga frrrrrruuuuutaaaas kuya! musta?

Alkapon said...

muling napadaan sa iyong site upang mamalengke ng prutas at vegestables.. he he he

Fine Life Folk said...

Clever closing to a wonderful post: They come and glow. LOL! That's what I love about market places, you can't tell sometimes the season of harvest. And the campaign is good. It's like the ice cream ad here: 3 and 1 + 1, Happy Kaarawan.

PUSANG-gala said...

daming fruits and veggies--and they all look fresh. siguro pag dyan ako magiging vegetarian ako. dito kasi sa Pinas minsan me mga uod kapang makakain so ka-turn-off.hehe

Joanie said...
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Joanie said...

sarap naman mamalengke here. :P triggers me to really go back to OZ. next year hopefully :)

Sardonyx said...

Buti dyan may mga labels ang mga tinda dito hindi lahat kung meron man di ko rin mabasa hehe probinsiya na yan Adelaide? Di pa rin ako nakatikim ng figs, ang mahal nga ng corn dyan at pati eggplant. Fresh na fresh mga gulay, sarap iluto hehe

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