a reply to: canadiansenior70
I sent you an IM.
You were on my mind today & then I saw your thread!
You are right! Nothing tastes like it used to!
Meat, veggies, fruit!
And it's impossible to get the fruit to ripen right!
Everything is engineered to look pretty,
& hold up for shipping, but no taste left at all!
I gave up on buying most fruit from the store in the winter.
We try to get all our fresh stuff from the farmer's markets in our county.
What a difference in taste! They are open less than four months though,
& not much available yet in the first month.
I almost cried because I thought I had missed strawberry season!
Luckily, they brought the end of the berries to the farmer's market!
Every year I can't wait for them to be in season! What a difference!
I used to buy the hard, green fruit at the store,
& sit it on the counter to wait for it to ripen.
I waited & waited...then overnight it would spoil,
without ever getting ripe!
Our son-in-law referred to it as 'the compost pile'!
Our kids are too young to remember how 'real' food tasted!
We usually buy our beef from a local farmer.
Grass fed, organic, free range & aged.
$4 a pound, plus processing & wrapping.
It has a totally different taste.
Our kids didn't like it!
He also sells at the farmers market.
Got a chicken once, it came to $12!
It was really good though!
It was a nice size, but that's pricey!
When we picked up our side of beef in the fall,
I had ordered a turkey for Thanksgiving too.
I never thought to ask the price! 'Face palm'!!!
It was almost $40! It was delicious though!
And it made the best gravy I ever saw!
No grease floating on top of the drippings at all!
Moist & tender, without being injected with 'junk',
like most of the store turkeys!
Now that the kids are grown & gone,
hubby & I could probably make enough meals out of a chicken,
with leftovers & soup, to justify the difference in price!
I miss 'real' apple cider too.
The stuff now that's pasteurized,
& has preservatives added,
made me sick both times that I tried it!
Someone said orchards still sell the good stuff,
but there aren't any close to us!
If there was ever a good apple year here,
I might be tempted to try making my own!
Most people don't know what they are missing now!
edit on 4-8-2014 by wasobservingquietly because: (no reason given)