The Trouble With Takeaways : or Why I Don’t Like Eating Out

  This first tale involves a burger bar that does not sell average burgers. It is a franchise that prides itself on selling “gourmet” burgers. So gourmet, in fact, that they put in extra toppings for free resulting in making me take about 5 years before I could face another burger. And even to this […]

Supermarket versus Farmers’ Market : Part 2

The Farmers’ Market: One sunny January morning we set out to pick raspberries and blueberries at a berry farm. It was shut. www.rubyglen.co.nz As it turned out this was fortuitous as we headed off to the local Farmers’ Market instead. www.marketground.co.nz/fmnzhb An impromptu visit can sometimes be the most rewarding as there are fewer expectations […]

Supermarket versus Farmers’ Market : Part 1

Supermarket Experiences: A friend and I were in the supermarket to find ingredients for dinner. At the checkout a young male checkout operator held up a vegetable and asked “whats this?” And I noticed the checkout operator next to him give a little smirk, clearly amused by his question. I had hesitated in answering as […]