When we moved out of California we lost access to the beautiful and cost friendly produce. We cook with a ton of fresh ingredients and we also juice often so this proved to be a challenge…that is until we stumbled on Brothers Farmers Market. They have any fruit or veggie you could imagine. They also have a wonderful clearance section where you can get on the verge of spoiling packs for $1! In the attached picture of produce, we got all of that for $17!
One thing we used to cook with in almost every meal is jalapeños. Well in California you could get a bag of them for a couple bucks, but here in Florida not only do some stores not even carry them, but others sell them for $5, for like 5 jalapeños. We got a pack of them at Brothers for a dollar and there were 30 of them in it. Timing wasn’t quite right because we were flying out for a week the following day so I had to get creative. I threw them into my food processor and added a little water to really grind them up. I placed them into ice cube trays, covered them in plastic wrap and tossed them in the freezer. Now whenever I want to spice up a meal I just grab a cube or two and throw them in the skillet. Solved that one!