Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Melon and peaches

Summer elicits very mixed feelings in me. On the one hand, it is hot and sunny, and I hate hot and sunny. Cold and sunny is fine. Cold and cloudy is fine, but I really don't like the heat. On the other hand, summer means that all of my favorite foods are available - strawberries, blueberries, melon, peaches, tomatoes, pea pods, fresh carrots... Here in Arkansas, I am having to get used to a different harvest schedule than the one I grew up with (strawberries in June, raspberries in July, blueberries in August, peaches in September, apples in October), but since I actually get fruit here (unlike in Texas), I shan't complain too much. Lately, I have been eating a lot of melon, blueberries and peaches. Our local CSA/online farmer's market has had wonderful cantaloupe melons and blueberries, and the small Thursday morning Maumelle market has had great peaches. I am going to have to bestir myself soon to pick some peaches and can them for the winter, but until then, I can enjoy the ones I buy. Mmm...

This picture, by the way, is one of my dad's, from our trip to Japan when I was 6. I have no idea what 30,000 yen is in today's money, but the fruit sure is dressed pretty.

1 comment:

mdvlist said...

The exchange rate right now is about 90 yen to the dollar (it was more like 110 6 or 7 years ago), so we usually just round off to 100 for estimating convenience. $300!!!