I don’t know about you guys but where I come from strawberries are exotic, in the sense that they are not native fruits… This essentially means that we end up purchasing unripe, sour berries in the local hypermarkets…

As a highland girl coming from a place where strawberries are cultivated for mainly commercial purposes I have learnt the true flavour of a strawberry…And this was the only place in my country that one could find strawberries in!

I went back to visit for the weekend and I remembered the reason why I can’t eat store-bought strawberries. I have learnt as a child what the flavour of a strawberry should be so refrigerated strawberries are poor excuses compared to freshly plucked ones. Well I understand that nothing is better than freshness but in the case of strawberries and my trained tongue I know that it is just impossible to expect strawberries that have travelled and been somewhat preserved to taste anything like it should..

In all honesty, strawberry is no sweet fruit… I mean it has this sweet base flavour enhanced by the sourness that you get biting into that little fruit. Every following bite is the perfect balance of sweet and sour  (yes, I bite each strawberry three times)…

So, tell me what you think and if you have any home town favourites that can’t be replaced…

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5 thoughts on “Highland girl..

  1. I know exactly what you are saying. I come from a small village in France where everybody grows their own vegetables and fruits (what fruits they are able to grow of course) and this has left me unable to eat any kind of salad, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, etc….bought from supermarkets. I just grew up knowing what these should taste like and I know the difference. For some reason, it’s tomatoes with me, I just can’t find tomatoes in a supermarket that don’t taste of…..nothing and that bugs me more than with any other vegetables. Obviously, my friends always call me “fussy” when I refuse to eat a supermarket bought tomato 🙂

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    1. Yeah I totally get you….
      my home-town was not only home to strawberries it was a place where farming vegetables was the biggest form of economy, I had a shock when I went grocery shopping with my mum when we moved out….

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