Why do we crave fresh fruits and vegetables in winter? Is it mental, or are our bodies trying to tell us something? Must be sunshine vitamin deficiency, since so many winter days are downright gloomy… When the sun does shine through my kitchen window, I draw irresistably to its soothing glow and warmth. But it’s difficult draping myself over the sink to enjoy it. This is the time of year I think investing in a sun room is a good idea. Sigh.
I also find myself spending copious time browsing the fresh produce section of the grocery store. Fresh strawberries from California, green grapes from Chili, blueberries from…where are those blueberries from? I’m eating so many succulent little popping-fresh berries, my teeth are turning blue. And who had the bright idea of displaying bouquets of fresh flowers among the produce? Smart, very smart. I buy, I linger, I think I need those expensive strawberries after all…and some tulips.
Maybe a trip to Florida would be more cost effective.