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A few weeks ago, Stephie and I started receiving weekly fruit and vegetable baskets. They’re organic. It’s actually a bit more expensive; we pay for the convenience: we don’t have to go get the basket somewhere, they’re delivered straight to our door.
We get to try out vegetables we’re less accustomed to, and there’s fresh fruit on our table for the better part of the week. But that’s not the best thing about this. Those fruits and vegetables taste great! I mean, I’ve got nothing against, say, cauliflower, especially in dip or in some Indian dish; but the one we got? Man, you could eat it raw, without anything else. And the red peppers? Wow! Can’t wait to get back home and have some with goat cheese. And don’t get me started on the blueberries or the melons.
I think I know why most people don’t particularly like vegetables. They’re used to crap. Let’s not mince (pun intended) words: most of what you get here at the grocery is pretty bland, if not downright bad. And I think that’s why my 6½-year-old nephew actually eats vegetables: his mom’s been getting fresh-from-the-farm organic produce all his life.
It’s at time like this that I’m glad Stephie’s vegetarian. I tell you, fresh organic is the way to go.