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Old 06-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #3661
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One of my cow orkers won a full share in a work sponsored CSA, and she just got her first batch of fruits and veggies. I am so envious. The strawberries she got are small and a deep succulent red. Not like those flavorless Frankenstein strawberries the size of your fist you'll find in the grocery store. You know the ones she got are going to taste amazing. *Envy*
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #3662
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Don't be sure, glatt. I paid too much money for a couple of baskets of the first berries from New Jersey. They were as you described, smelled heavenly, and tasteless... strawberry, but not sweet at all.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #3663
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Alternatively, I just ate some Frankenberries last night that were $2.50 for the pound, and they were among the best in recent memory.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:25 PM   #3664
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you have to get out in the field, pick your own. or buy them at a farm market.

i saw the ugliest strawberries ever at wally world. mostly not even red...just a pale yellow-greenish color. i couldn't believe some place actually distributes those. my supervisor when i picked for the market would have dumped them out and told me to try again...no quarter for that quart.

nothing is better than a good plump juicy strawberry when you've been out in the summer sun picking them, straight from plant to mouth. one of life's simple pleasures.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #3665
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Hey Infinite Monkey, among others I can see that you are alive and breathing too!
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #3666
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Yep, just barely, but still kickin'.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:01 AM   #3667
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What most supermarkets over here stock are what is known as the "bouncing strawberry". They are the El Santa variety. Big, red, pretty much indestructible and generally grown in Spain. I do not buy them. They do not taste of real strawberries. My parents think I am odd for checking the name on the packaging, but they think I'm odd anyway.

Thing is we (the British public) are now used to buying things all year round. It's our appetite for non-seasonal food that puts us at the mercy of inferior products. I'd rather eat wonderful strawberries for two months a year than indifferent ones for twelve. So I vote with my wallet. Oh, yeah, sorry. I really mean I can't afford them all that often

Cherries though... I'm a sucker for cherries.
I buy them even when the country of origin is Chile. Not very green of me.
But Penny looks like she's going to give me a decent crop this year, so at least I'm trying.

BTW, my eye still hurts.
I feel real empathy with generations of rabbits.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #3668
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Twil has an epic cherry tree in her front yard, and it provides a feast every year for creatures great and small. The cherries are just starting now, they look like green soybeans on a stem.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:18 PM   #3669
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lost internet connection all day...

so I washed the dog
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:07 PM   #3670
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What a beauty!
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #3671
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thanks, she's a total airhead we blame the conflicted genetic programming of crossing a Border Collie herding dog with a Great Pyrenees guarding dog - but she's the walking embodiment of 'ignorance is bliss' ... never met a happier dog in my life

all dry and fluffy now
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:55 AM   #3672
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Ocean, you have a bigger beard than I expected.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:13 AM   #3673
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She's so cute, Ocean!
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #3674
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Things we get done without the interent, hehe. Btw, that dog is cute.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #3675
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Ocean, you have a bigger beard than I expected.
But so clean!
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