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The Perils of Fruit



So I’m trying to make better food choices as part of my 47 for 47 challenge, and as a result I’ve been trying to eat more fruit. When I was visiting my mom it was easy. Every morning a plate of delicious cut fruit magically appeared on the breakfast table. While visiting I counted no fewer than ten types of fruit in the house at all times. There were juicy grapes, sweet pineapple, succulent peaches, crisp apples, delicious berries of several varieties, and more.  It was fantastic. When I got home I resolved to continue my fruit eating ways. A trip to the store later, and there were several types at my house. Funny thing though, they just weren’t as good. The grapes tasted sour, the strawberries lacked any flavor at all, and the nectarines were crunchy. Nectarines are not supposed to be crunchy. I didn’t give up, though. I keep buying fruit, and sometimes even eat it. The cantaloupe in the fridge right now is wonderful. I’m told I’m too picky about fruit, and that it’s supposed to taste like that. I disagree. Fruit can be one of nature’s most wonderful delights, or it can be a revolting mouthful of sour mush. I’ll keep trying, but some fruit is just not that good. I wish my mom and her grocery store were here to help.

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

5 thoughts on “The Perils of Fruit

  1. I agree! AZ (and TX) both had crappy fruit. It’s not just you. Now that I’m eating most types of fruit right at the source in Washington, I understand why people actually like fruit, but I still get the crappy bunch a lot. I don’t think I was meant to be a fruit person… I’m more of a Cheetos and cheese and bread and soda person… Dang it!

  2. You may want to google what is in season or visit a local Farmer’s market if possible. I find I need to buy it, eat it and then go back for more. I’m always tempted to buy too much and then I stuff it in the crisper and never see it again until it walks out under its own steam 😛 But I must say I love a crunchy nectarine, not sure why, but they were always unripe when I was a kid 😉

  3. I know what you mean about it walking out on its own. My little family of three can’t have ten kinds of fruit, but my mom, on her own, can. Of course she had company almost every day while I was there, but even when it’s just her she has several types. Of course she’s retired and shops just about every day too, so buying a peach and a plum and a banana and a pear isn’t unreasonable.

  4. The bananas, peaches, and strawberries are getting eaten, and last week the apples and pineapple were devoured. Maybe I’m learning something after all?

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