Let me explain -- I, obviously, eat Paleo -- and in doing so, I eat plenty of veggies and fruits, the other day I had business lunch near *Santa Barbara, California and in my salad, I was given an avocado.
It blew my mind. I haven't tasted an avocado like that for +10 years.
Everything about it --- texture, fragrance, taste -- sung the fact that it had been left to ripen on the tree and picked at the right time from the tree.
Even we Paleo folks, who buy fruit/veggies from farmers markets, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's -- eat so much "fauxd" (fauxd = faux food e.g. tomatoes that look & feel ripe but have no flavor to speak of), that sometimes you forget what real food tastes like.
When was your last non-fauxd experience?
*They grow avocados in the Santa Barbara area.
This morning I had an omelet made with eggs from my pastured chickens and thinly sliced summer squash and tomatoes from my garden.
While I was working in my garden I picked and ate the juicy miniature plums from my neighbors tree that grows over my fence.
There are many farms here in Colorado that allow you to pick your own. Organic Strawberries picked in the summer, right from the vine to your lips... No greater taste in the world.
My son and I go several times throughout the year, and he eats more than we pick. Such fun.
Basil that I grow on my balcony tastes pretty darn good. Its led me to believe that eating-right-after-it's-picked is perhaps more important than organic-or-not, etc. i eat this stuff like 5 minutes after I snip it off the plant.
Teeny little strawberries and tomatoes from my friends box garden around the corner. Warm from the sun, no water to clean just brushed off with fingers and popped into mouth. The best candy in the entire world.
eating local fruits here is an adventure as I'm not sure what they are most of the time, sometimes neither are they!
all exotics and generally fresh from the vine, tree, etc.!!
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