Good Morning and what was that strange wet stuff falling from the sky?
I think we get spoiled some times.
You can pretty much walk into any supermarket at any time of the year and find strawberries, watermelons, cantaloupes and a plethora of other so-called 'summer' fruits.
Thanks to industrial agriculture and imports from South America, the time of year doesn't matter.
You have to admit, though, these fruits taste a little better in the summer.
The strawberries, since the ones in the stores are likely grown around here, are that much sweeter. Same for the blueberries. Taste a strawberry today and then one in December. There is a big difference.
The biggest difference is in watermelons. I have to tell the boys all the time I won't buy watermelon after September.
Now, practically any one you pick up is sweet and juicy. By October, well, there's a reason it's a summer fruit.
To me, there's no better summer dessert than a nice fruit salad (well, OK, ice cream is nice once in awhile).
I want to do a better job of taking advantage of these things during the next few months.
Now, pass the spoon.