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Dirt in the sink


~This is the thirteenth post in a series running through the month of June 2009 in which I attempt to post once a day for the month.~

I know, a horribly original and artful title…

We used to get almost all our food from Trader Joe’s.  I love Trader Joe’s.  They make a lot of foods more accessible and more affordable.  And it’s all very convenient.  Lately, though, we’ve been going to a supermarket called Jon’s (with a logo strangely like “Von’s”), which sells produce the, uh, well, the modern old-fashioned way.  That is, in piles in the produce section, rather than in shrink wrapped trays and bags in the refrigerated section.  Jon’s produce takes a little work to dig through and the prices vary, but when things are in season, they’re extremely cheap.  But more than that, there is something satisfying about washing a bunch of spinach and having all this dirt at the bottom of the sink.  I love how easy it is to just rip open a bag of spinach from Trader Joe’s, but the dirt in the sink after I wash the stuff we get at Jon’s…well it makes me feel like somebody grew it.  Like it came from the ground.  I’m not all squishy, love-the-earth, only-eat-local or anything like that, but I must say that I do like the idea of my food being grown, instead of just sort of showing up in a plastic bag.


One Comment

  1. Yes I know what you mean and believe it or not food is usually more heathly if it still has dirt on it. Washing and cutting and covering food in plastic robbs food of nutrients for example potatoes with dirt on them have about 20% more vitamin C than the washed, cut and packed ones. And a little dirt ever hurt anyone. Also heaps of cheap food means that they are in season and top class. Hope of a post-a-day for 30 days goes well.
    .-= Audax Artifex´s last blog ..Daring Cooks’ #2 Chinese Dumplings =-.

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