My absolute favourite berry is the raspberry.
I call still recall the smell and taste of wild raspberries, warm off the bush, on the farm where I grew up. The juice would stain the fingers, and clothes too, if you weren’t careful.
Raspberries still smell and taste as they did all those years ago. Other berries and fruits can disappoint, picked too early, chemicals used to preserve, yadda-yadda!
Trouble is, raspberries cost $5 per 125 gram punnet, that’s not a lot of raspberry for your money.
So, I was happy to notice that one of the stalls at the local market was offering 2 punnets for $5, that was more like it!
I trotted home with my purchase, and enjoyed one punnet for ‘afters’ in the evening.
This morning, I was looking forward to some of those luscious little suckers on my muesli and yoghurt. What a bitter disappointment to find that this punnet was full of mouldy berries. My face fell, let me tell you.