- Honey. When I was a kid, we had a beehive in our back yard. Yes, in the city. I can't imagine that this would be legal today, but my dad kept bees in our backyard back in the day. Anyhow, the point is that honey from the beehive in your backyard is way better than anything you can buy on the shelf. And freshly harvested honey in the honeycombs... chewing on that is like eating a piece of heaven. Nothing can compare, which is why I pretty much never eat honey anymore.
- Blueberries. We also had blueberry bushes when I was a kid. You could go outside on a warm July morning and pick yourself some blueberries for breakfast. These blueberry bushes had been planted by the previous owner, so they were an older variety that produced berries that were much smaller than the ones you buy in the store. But, my theory of berries is that there is a set amount of flavor per berry, meaning that these small blueberries had more flavor per unit volume than large berries. I can't bear to buy blueberries at the store because they don't taste as good and they are so expensive!
- Raspberries. We also had raspberry bushes, which produced berries twice a year. Like the blueberries, they were so delicious to just eat straight off the bush. Those overpriced things you get in those tiny clamshells just cannot compare.
- Blackberries. We had blackberry bushes, and I associate blackberries with August. There is nothing better than a blackberry fresh off a blackberry bush. I loved biting into them and tasting the unique combination of sweet and sour that is a blackberry.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Foods I Cannot Bear to Buy
If you come across any of the following foods in our pantry or refrigerator, it is not because I bought them: