At one time I declared Arepas to be my new favorite food. One would think they would then be in the regular rotation on the menu, but it has been awhile since arepas last came to mind. So, I fixed arepas for our midday meal.
An overstuffed arepa results in an overstuffed stomach…
… But there was room for these goodies, which were what I was really looking forward to.
The Sweet Sapphire grapes were imported from Peru, and Sweety Drop Peppers (Petits Poivrons) are said to have originated in Peru.
This is the sort of thing that must be eaten in one mouthful to get the full effect. Faye was the smart one and made a cut between the toothpicks. I was attempting to feature the unusual shape of the grapes.
Faye preferred the ones with just the basil leaf, Sweet Sapphire grape and feta cheese, but she also liked the ones with the Sweety Drop peppers. I thought they were very tasty either way.