Have you ever wondered how the apples that you see in the grocery stores in the USA get to be so “glossy”?…I know I have. I grew up all over the world (father being in the service certainly helped), but I have NEVER seen such gloss, even after trying to polish them myself once. It only makes me wonder if the term “FRESH” means…”they look good”.
The reason that I am writing about this at this time is…the local fish, shrimp, langostino, vegetable, and fruit man just came by with all of those lovely items that are some of our staple diet in Ecuador. I bought truly “FRESH” sea-bass, shrimp, langostinos, and the many different fruits and vegetables that he had, along with some fresh empanadas that his wife made this morning. All of the fish was caught this morning and all the fruits and vegetables picked this morning, so I knew they were…”FRESH”. Here, you can buy these wonderful food stuffs for pennies on the dollar, for example…the sea bass cost me $2.00 per pound, the camerones (shrimp) cost $4.00 per pound but they were more like prawns, about 6 inches long, and the langostino cost me $5.00 per. The fruits and vegetables cost me $.25 cents per pound to $.50 cents per pound and he threw in 4 of his wife’s wonderful empanadas. I spent all of $40 for my entire weeks worth of food (3 meals per day)….how’s that for inexpensive and most certainly…”FRESH”!
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