Shopping for Fruit

@RubyHawk (36983)
Atlanta, Georgia
June 15, 2020 5:41pm CST
We went to Sprouts this morning looking for good ripe fruit. Lately the fruit I buy has been too green and I have to lay it out for days before it starts to soften. I found some beautiful plums at Sprouts that seem to be about ripe along with peaches and pears . I laid them on a large platter on the counter so I expect to eat delicious fruit in a few days. In the meantime we have apples and watermelon that must be eaten soon or they will be over ripe. I cannot bear to throw away good food so I will probably eat apples and watermelon today and tomorrow. Hope all of you are well and enjoying the pleasant weather. I see it will be even cooler tomorrow and the next day. I plan to enjoy it while I can. I'm still reading Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford. Do you have any interesting reading going on?
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@much2say (41571)
• United States
15 Jun
I love Sprouts! It's one of my go-to stores. I hate food going to waste too . . . I've really been trying hard to make something out of any over ripe fruits. We're going to make hand pies out of the apples leftovers. I haven't done much book reading lately . . . it's more about online reading about gardening and cooking!
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I practically never throw food out. I usually make a pie if it's fruit or soup if it's veggies. I made pancakes this morning and put a lb of strawberries on top. I'd bought two packages and they were about to get too ripe.
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@much2say (41571)
• United States
19 Jun
@RubyHawk Oh yum! We are going to take some last end strawberries and blueberries to make smoothies after we get back from our walk. Oh I think we even have some overripe bananas we can toss in there too. This pandemic has especially made me be more mindful about using every bit of food!
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jun
@much2say your smoothies sound good. I bought a watermelon that wasn't the best. It wasn't ripe enough and I made smoothies with it today. I put it in the blender with a few spoons of ice cream and it tasted good. I'll use the rest of it the same way.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
15 Jun
This reminds me of the Sunday market where fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance. That market is still closed due to the lockdown.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun
That's too bad. I don't believe Sprouts closed, no food stores closed as far as I know. Sprouts usually has a good selection of fruit but unless it's a sale they are more expensive. I watch for the sales.
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@Alexandoy (59904)
• Cainta, Philippines
15 Jun
@RubyHawk yes, we miss the Sunday market and still no word until now about their opening.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun
@Alexandoy I hope they will open soon. As far as I know no food stores were closed here. And now everything seems to be wide open. I'm afraid we'll be sorry but people have to earn a living.
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@JimBo452020 (16652)
• Montrose, Scotland
15 Jun
No time to read. A fortune on here to make, I need The weather has been a real pain 4 days in a row, a lot of rain
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun
I like that, We've had rain off and on but nothing drastic. See I told you you were a poet.
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@JimBo452020 (16652)
• Montrose, Scotland
16 Jun
@RubyHawk Aye, a poet indeed See that was off the cuff. If I think about it I overthink
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jun
@JimBo452020 When I think off the cuff It only turns to slush And if I over think I flounder and I sink
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@Janet357 (50732)
15 Jun
i think fruit shake will do the best for this.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun
Probably would although we eat the fruit, hardly ever make a shake. It's a good idea though.
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@sallypup (39147)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Jun
I'm hoping to find some local cherries soon. Melon season doesn't happen until late summer. We just finished that old classic the Thorn Birds.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun
I loved The Thorn Birds although I read it years ago. I liked the movie too. Often I don't like movies made from favorite books, They make too many changes. I didn't see any cherries today but it's likely I overlooked them.
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@sallypup (39147)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Jun
@RubyHawk I bought the movie. I love those period movies. Seeing the scenery and the way things were done in those days is truly a treat.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jun
@sallypup I like a lot of the old movies. They don't make movies now as they did back then. But sometimes I see an old movie that I really loved and it's not as interesting as I remembered. And sometimes they remake and old movie and they completely ruin it.
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• Agra, India
16 Jun
Enjoy the rest of the day
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
Thanks, hope you had a good evening too.
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• Agra, India
20 Jun
@RubyHawk I hope I get a good evening
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Jun
@amitkokiladitya What are your plans for the day.
@Adie04 (6649)
16 Jun
Every week we going to buy fruits.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
So do we. My bestie bought guavas the other and I had never seen them. I looked them up online but to me they do not taste good.
@rebelann (72204)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jun
I read a lot of things but all online, books are a hassle to try to read anymore.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I'm just the opposite. I love to have the book in my hand.
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@CarolDM (83091)
• Nashville, Tennessee
15 Jun
Stay safe out there my friend. I love fresh fruit. Nice weather there today.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
We are still having cool days, but they are about to end.
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@CarolDM (83091)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Jun
@RubyHawk Heat arrives again today.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jun
@CarolDM It did, the temp hit 84 today and felt hotter. I went for my walk early and it was already hot.
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@jstory07 (92530)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jun
One thing I really like is fresh fruits and vegetables. We get them at the Farmers Market.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
We have a farmers market not far from us but it's always crowded and there isn't enough parking space but I find a good supply in grocery stores.
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@jstory07 (92530)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Jun
@RubyHThis one is on a farm and there is lots of parking.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
@jstory07 That's good. We have no farms within miles of us. In fact I don't remember when I saw the last farm.
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@Corbin5 (193550)
• United States
15 Jun
You have so much fine fruits to enjoy. I am reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. It is a delightful read. So glad you are enjoying Jan Karon's book.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I don't believe I've read Sandra Dallas. I'll have to look for her when the library opens up. I thought I'd read all the Mitford books but I found I had missed the very first one and that's the one I'm reading now.
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@Corbin5 (193550)
• United States
19 Jun
@RubyHawk I think you would enjoy Prayers for Sale. The characters are marvelous and it is such a delightful read.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jun
@Corbin5 I'll try to remember it when our library opens. We returned books we'd had for months but they still don't have the library open. They were only taking returns.
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• China
16 Jun
Sounds like your lockdown has been lifted.I eat an apple every day.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
We aren't locked up, almost everything has opened up. We are still having new cases of covid but people have to earn a living. We wear a mask when we are out and most others do too.
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@RasmaSandra (34219)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Jun
I am re-reading a book by Danielle Steel. I like her writing style and enjoy most of her novels.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I have read a few of her books but I like mysteries and other types of books better. Reading is good whatever it is.
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@marguicha (152937)
• Chile
15 Jun
I´m reading Dumas.
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@RubyHawk (36983)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
Good for you, I really should read more of the classics. I did years ago but not recently.
@thelme55 (46114)
• Germany
20 Jun
Enjoy your fruits. I received newly a cooking book that I still have to read.
@just4him (210647)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jun
I'm glad you found some fruit at Sprouts. Enjoy the apples and watermelon while the others ripen. I don't have a lot of time to read right now. Enjoy your book.
@Deepizzaguy (37179)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Jun
I am having a good time grocery shopping with my relative and going to the local food bank to get our monthly meal on Friday.