I recently claimed that we would no longer be buying veg's until about October/November; I lied.
When I saw these 'perfectly ripe' avocados, a couple of weeks ago, I just simply had to have them. I eat very few each year, but when I do they have to be perfect. I've chucked more unripe avocados on the compost than I care to remember.
They have, of course, already been eaten, and, as promised on the packet, they were perfect.
BUT, I notice that they came all the bloody way from PERU.
'Food miles' has been an issue of mine for a very long time, and I normally refuse to buy anything that has travelled for more than just a few miles. But I console myself by saying that (just like caviar, or bananas, or even peanuts) certain favourite foods just ain't grown next door, and a slight waver from my principals on occasions is bound to happen.
So, I must thank the Peruvian farmers for their perfectly ripe Haas avocados; they were truly delicious!
I have a backyard tree dripping with perfectly ripe avocados - Brisbane weather is ideal.ReplyDelete
Lucky you; although as I said above, I eat very few.Delete
Glad you enjoyed them. Since moving here and leaving behind our 20 or so avocado trees I have been lucky to have a friend with a tree and a plentiful supply. She is moving into a Rest Home in the next month - hate the thought of having to buy them in future.ReplyDelete
Where else do avocados come from - can you get some without all those food miles?ReplyDelete
Most unripe avocados will eventually ripen given time - no need to dump them on the heap. Maybe you knew that already, though.ReplyDelete
I bought one pack of 6 that just wouldn't ripen.... I waited and waited, put them in with bananas, talked to them, etc. They'd still be here today if I hadn't introduced them to the compost.Delete
i pulled my carrots up yesterdayReplyDelete
all tops no bottoms
off to tesco today!
Oh dear... I haven't dared look under the earth yet.Delete
Too ripe avacados make great guacamole.ReplyDelete
Food miles ...... Nick once bought a pack of two individual steamed treacle sponge puddings in Tesco called "auntie's puddings". They were available in several flavours and it turns out they were manufactured in ...........ReplyDelete
Which I think is not only unbelievable but also unforgivable. At less than £2 a pack most of their cost was probably in the packaging and transport. And I find it hard to believe that Tesco couldn't get better quality puddings made in the UK for the same price.
Unbelievable. I wonder how much they saved, rather than having them made in the UK?Delete
An exception once in a while is fine as long as you get to enjoy something that you have, again, once in a while.ReplyDelete
I live in Georgia... the peach state. Grocery store sales paper consistently list the price of peaches from... California. WHY would I want to purchase peaches that are grown on the other side of the country when there are so many peach orchards right HERE? Both California and Georgia peaches are available at the stores, but the ones shipped in from the other side of the country cost twice as much. (And don't taste nearly as good.) Go figure.ReplyDelete
It's a crazy old world!Delete