Saturday, 4 August 2012

Saturday Photo: Drought, But Great Produce

Lot of talk about drought this summer, and certainly the photos of drying fields are enough to make one weep.  But for food-lovers there is an up side: flavour.

The early Quebec strawberries were the best I've ever eaten, the raspberries have been good too.  But the Ontario peaches take the cake.  Because of the heat and sun, the sugar content is very high so their taste is terrific.

The photo is of Bala's fruiterie on Park Avenue early in the morning before the shoppers arrive. In one block there are three green groceries and a standard grocer store, all of which at the moment have a wealth of great things to eat, much of them locally grown.

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