On The Hunt for Letter "I".

Yesterday my wife and myself were back at the supermarket doing our fruit and veggie shopping but also on the hunt for the @alphabethunt contest run by @barbara-orenya and this week begins the hunt for letter "I" so follow us down the aisles and see what we can find starting with the letter "I" honestly this reminds me of the little games we use to play as kids , i spy with my little eye i am sure we have all played this game at some stage of our childhood life anyway lets move on.


Before we ever started the hunt for letter "I" we already knew it was going to be a challenge finding almost next to nothing in fruits and veggies mainly because what we found on google was either not in our country or wasn't in season but google did help us in another way and we were surprised in what it was showing for this letter so here we go the first vegetable that came to mind and was the most obvious...yes the Iceberg lettuce which i think we are all familiar with. It is a leafy vegetable mainly used in salads but can also be seen in other kinds of food like in soups , sandwiches and also used for wraps.


"ICEBERG LETTUCE"

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The ilama fruit is a tropical fruit which grows on the ilama tree ... yep keeping it simple ilama fruit , ilama tree the fruit has a bumpy skin texture it can be a pale green to deep pink or even purple skin and the fruit taste sweet like eating a custard cake. This ilama fruit is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and also contains lots of proteins and fibers.


"ILAMA FRUIT"

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The Italian sweet red onion is more of a mild sweeter flower onion and not overpowering goes great on pizzas and raw in salads is great as it has more of a tender sweet layer.


"ITALIAN SWEET RED ONION"

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One of my favorite herbs and used worldwide is the Italian Basil which i have growing in my backyard to use in many of my Italian dishes that my wife and myself cook regularly. I can't begin to tell you the health benefits the Italian Basil has it's packed with vitamin A , C and K . The oils that are extracted from the Italian Basil are used to treat skin infections , cuts and wounds.


"ITALIAN BASIL"

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And here we have a Triple-Hint the Italian Tomato Salad Recipe mixed with some Italian Sweet Red Onion and some Italian Basil making my mouth water up just writing about this it's simply just a delicious recipe so good and healthy for you add a bit of Basil oil and vinaigrette if you desire.


"ITALIAN TOMATO SALAD RECIPE"

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And for the final we have the Italian Sweet Peppers these guys are also great chopped up in salads also used for stuffing various filling inside the pepper once it is clean out of it's stem and seeds then roasted in the oven with the filling inside the Italian Sweet Pepper and they are not a hot pepper.


"ITALIAN SWEET PEPPERS"

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Thank you @barbara-orenya for this fun and educational challenge 😊

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