Fond memory

I’m a bit of a locavore, a person interested in eating food that is locally produced, not moved long distances to market.  In Canada, this works well for berries, tomatoes and corn on the cob at this time of year, not so for avocados or pineapples! And so yesterday I went to our nearby store where they not only had wild blueberries at a high price, but red currants. Then I saw the quick sale area where the day old wild berries were selling for less than half price! Great! Had to snatch up the currants for old time’s sake too.

Years ago when I was 4-5, I loved helping my Dad harvest and bring home red currants from his Victory Garden. We partied as a family, dipping the chains of currants into a large bowl of sugar at the center of the table. It’s been 65 years since then…and I still get excited when I see currants for sale.

DH was home for lunch today, so we ate currants and blueberries for dessert. We even sat at the same table as my family did in the late 1940s. Party time! Yippee!


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Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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2 Responses to Fond memory

  1. Sue says:

    Nice memories, Marie. One of my favorite aspects of summer is the eating all the fabulous locally grown produce. Being a locavore would be easy if you happened to live in a place like Florida or California. I like fresh fruit and vegetables all year round so I take advantage of “trucked in” in the colder months.

  2. Marvelous! I’ve never eaten a currant… are they sweet or tart? Methinks I need to rectify that situation

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