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Cherries

February 4th, 2007 at 12:35 am

I grew up in the stone fruit growing district, and much of my high school vacations were spent picking apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, and nectarines. As a result I am spoilt for life. When you have tasted ripe, sweet, juicy fruit straight from the tree, warmed by the sun, you lose all interest in the underipe, chilly, bland things you get in supermarkets. And they are expensive. Cherries cost $13nz for a kilo. So usually I only eat them when I visit my hometown.

But today I had to provide something for a potluck. I noticed that some entrepreneurial types had brought down a lot of freshly picked cherries, and were selling them on a street stall. I tried one and they were delicious. So I bought a bag for $5nz. My friends were delighted.

2 Responses to “Cherries”

  1. JanH Says:

    You are so right! Hubby's grandmother owned an orchard. We only got to go visit her once, but eating peaches right off the tree was an amazing experience. We've had fruits before from other farms, but these were among the best ever. I hate the hard, bland things from the store.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I feel the same way about berries. I grew up picking them during the summers and there is nothing like fresh off the vine or cane.

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