Yesterday, Julie took David to his PT and then Trader Joes to shop for groceries. I had used ‘The Flyer’ from TJ to add items to the grocery list including white peaches. David had some this morning with blueberries. Before I could get a closeup of the fruit, David added his usual whipped cream supplement. He puts whipped cream on everything except bacon. Fortunately it has no sugar in it. I suppose that is okay. Just call me the sugar hawk.
If I named one fruit I absolutely love its peaches and these white peaches, although lighter in color are quite tasty.
I’ve never seen them before David said. Unfortunately, they are often tossed aside by the growers because they are not yellow enough, I told him.
Shoppers think Apples should be red, oranges orange and peaches yellow and won’t buy them if they are not. Its less expensive to toss them out than ship them and have them rot on the shelf.
What’s this obsession with color and size anyway? Have consumers gone mad? The strawberries we buy are oversized and tasteless, the tomatoes are sad. There is something to be said for locally grown and heirloom varieties in season.
Looking for documents (official papers) with my daughter this week, I found a talk on vermicomposting, I had prepared years ago for my Toastmasters group .
Granddaughter Joy was here with mom, and she said, “I remember when we did that project grandma. I shared that with my 4-H kids this week. And Bill has the vermicomposter set up next to the pond.”
Now if you haven’t heard about vermicomposting, it has to do with worms. In the ‘old days’, I showed Joy how to use kitchen scraps to make compost for your garden using worms. Actually, she was president of the ecology club at her school and it was a project for her club.
Now that she’s 22, and off to New England this weekend for a job interview with a dairy farm, it’s a treat for me that she remembers projects we did together when she was a child of eight.
Joy age 22 at an ice cream shop in CA and age five at our house, with mom and silly sisters.