Monday, March 21, 2011


I love the fact that my husband does most of the grocery shopping, yipee!  I'd be happy if I never had to do that again.  It used to be when he shopped he got exactly what was on the list.  But shopping has really evoled for him, he is willing to go to great lengths for food, thankfully, cause I'm not.  Besides growing it, he will go little farm markets, big wholesale stores, and your regular grocer.  Usually what happens though is all the fruit comes home from the grocery store and gets left in the clear plastic boxes, or the mesh bags, or the plastic bags you get in the produce section with the little ties.  We have nifty teired baskets, platters, and bowls for displaying and accessing our bounty.  But for some reason when the fruit gets home it goes into all these lovely recepticles in the store packaging...ugh.  I can't figure out how this escapes everyone.

Fruit needs to be arranged, and sorted and displayed.  We need to put the plums,nectarines and pears in easy reach for the whole family so as to be eaten first.  Then at the next level, which is reachable but not as reachable as the plums, nectarines and pears comes the apples and bananas if they need to ripen.  We usually put oranges on the highest level because it takes someone mature to eat oranges.  Now grapefruit goes in the bottom, because if you are going to eat a  grapefruit you have to be very deliberate about it and you'd be willing to bend over for it.  We put them with the pineapple, papaya, and honeydue that are all waiting to ripen.

Rotating your food is a great practice and will ensure you remember you have it, you use it at optimal time, and it all gets eaten.
Bona Petite!

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my most treasured memories about home... always having fruit to eat!