<rant>How is it that there is no Ontario spinach available at our local vegetable store?! And pears… shouldn’t I be pretty much guaranteed of getting local pears right now?
This SHOULD be the perfect time to for us to have spinach salad with oven-dried pear slices, thinly sliced red onion, blue cheese and a simple vinaigrette….
We went to three different vegetable/fruit sellers on our high street and only saw pears from the USA (not that there’s anything wrong with USA pears – if one lives close to where they are growing) that had clearly been picked rock hard green. The spinach was all from the USA. It looks fine but surely it would be better if it hadn’t been shipped so far!
The only shop that had half-way decent pears was the fourth expensive shop. And still the pears weren’t absolutely stellar – they were good, but not stellar.</rant>