Ironically, I am writing this blog after my “All hail to SPAM”, but a trip to the market today inspired me to share a dirty little secret about living on a relatively isolated island. Our diets stink ! We have some of the highest incidents of diabetes and heart disease you will find anywhere.
As a mother, I am conscientious about what I put on the table and I am well aware of the importance of fresh fruits and veggies, but look at this! Fruits and vegetables are often bruised, over-ripe, or priced through the roof! Yes, most produce is transported to the island and I understand the costs involved, but that doesn’t change the fact that I have to pay top dollar for bruised oranges, mushy grapes, and molding strawberries.
So if you live in the mainland where grapes can be .85 cents/lb, I say, “Count your blessings.” Me, I’m making $35 fruit smoothies tonight!