Thursday, March 25, 2010
I work in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the last bastion of aging hippies who still worship the same Nature that has turned them into scrawny scarecrows.
On occasion, I will go out during my lunch hour for a brisk walk and a quick tour of the Theme Park that is Cambridge.
Today, I walked up to the Whole Foods store to pick up some spinach pasta. For some reason the big supermarkets have stopped carrying it in their stores, so I am left with the Whole Foods option as a supplier. It is a fun trip and a blast from the past.
I took a nice walk up to the Whole Foods store and found the usual shelves full of "Cage Free Eggs" and "Organic Chicken Broth" (in a box) and Carob Chips (remember that stuff?) and "Organic Valley Whatnot". The best thing I found, though, was a bottle of stuff to wash off your vegetables. Here is the label that was on the (plastic) container:
FRUIT & VEGETABLE WASH
32 Fl. Oz. for $7.99
My question is: Why do I need to buy this stuff in a store where everything is Organically Grown?
Sunday, February 28, 2010
As I get older I still enjoy the ability to learn new things, such as the fact that the hole in a bagel is not there to put your thumb through while slicing the bagel.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Does blue cheese go bad?
On the package it says, "Refrigerate After Opening".
When you open up a package of blue cheese, there it is all shot through with streaks of mold. And yet we eat it and nobody dies.
If I don't refrigerate it, will it go bad? Will it get moldy? How am I going to tell?
It was a brave person who first ate blue cheese.
"Look, Martha. The cheese has grown ugly gray cultures of mold all the way through it and it smells funny. What should we do?"
"Why don't we just eat it anyway".
"OK. Yum. Let's call it 'Blue Cheese'".
And don't even ask about yogurt.