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  •  I am that crazy lady at the grocery store (5+ / 0-)
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    smelling all the produce.  If it doesn't smell like food, I don't buy it.  Here in Houston, our strawberries are about done.  My daughter & I drove down to the pick-your-own strawberry place three times this spring, starting in March.  We got about 10 lb at a time & managed to eat them all before they went bad.  As you say, the smell is wonderful.  Last time we went, there were so many rotten berries & we could hardly get our buckets filled up, so I think our season is over.  Hoping for some adequate grocery store berries, but none so far.  Sigh.  Blueberries are starting to come in, though!

    •  Right, time to move on to the next treat! (3+ / 0-)

      You're not alone. I don't buy much produce at the supermarket during the growing season here (April through November), except for what we can't get locally at all: citrus and tropicals. So when the strawberries are done, it's time for peaches and blueberries! Did I mention I make pretty good pies?

      But no matter where I buy fruit, I smell it: melons, peaches, pears, and tomatoes, especially. If those things have no fragrance, they don't get bought.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:50:32 AM PDT

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