Getting Worked Up
I have a secret. Okay, it's not that big a deal, but I sometimes get my groceries delivered. Usually the big stuff - kitchen towel, washing powder, that sort of thing. And now there are a few local organic fruit and vegetable companies which deliver weekly as well. I have tried most of them with varying levels of impressedness and settled on one which I find reliable.
I suppose the reason I'm so uncomfortable with this is that I like choosing my own fruit and veg. I like glaring at apples suspiciously and thinking "see that bruise? that apple will be wrecked in FIVE MINUTES? and that cabbage is TINY - it's definitely not worth what they're asking". But the Green Line Online isn't too bad, and they record my preferences, so they know not to bother packing plums if they're too soft and so on. And a lot of what I order doesn't need personal attention - it's pasta sauce and penne and breakfast cereal.
Anyway, now comes the true confession part: I was scanning my list of fresh vegetables and the last item in that section was zucchini. I have wanted zucchini for a few weeks now but it isn't in season and I have been trying to eat seasonally (particularly with the expense of out-of-season-organic often being well, outrageous). I hummed and hawed and eventually thought "Go on! Treat yourself to a little zucchini!".
And then I stopped in my tracks. Treat myself to zucchini??? My idea of a TREAT is zucchinni?? How has it come to this?
I obviously need a bar of chocolate and a lie down.