A bit off the topic today, but not really. I am enjoying all of the fresh fruits and vegetables the season has to offer (thanks to my garden and the local farmers market).
This musing started because I was indulging in a tomato straight from the vine. Indulging is the right word as the taste, smell and entire experience was amazing. The plump, red morsel displayed very little resemblance to the hard, tasteless vegetable we find on salads at many banquets and restaurants.
We could talk here about supporting the local farmer, or food miles, or cost of organics but what it really comes down to for me is the experience--and I want my guests to have the same one.
It is a good reminder that something we make so complicated with all of our sustainability talk is really so simple.
Don't even get me started on the strawberries...