ITEM OF THE WEEK: Sun-tan Bell Peppers

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Sun-tan Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, also known as capsicums in many places formerly colonized by Britain, but not to be confused with sweet peppers - a less pungent variety of the capsicum annuum species. The name “pepper” is in fact a misnomer attributed to Christopher Columbus, who wrongfully labeled them as pepper when he brought the capsicum seeds to Europe from their native Central American environment. 

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Eggplant

ITEM OF THE WEEK: Eggplant

Known as aubergines to many foreigners, the eggplant is a delicate, tropical perennial fruit (not vegetable!). Different varieties of the plant produce fruit of different size, shape, and color - though typically dark purple it is not uncommon to find white or even green eggplants. The raw fruit can have a somewhat bitter taste, but becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor.