It got me thinking about something Frugal Queen mentioned on her FB page last Thursday. She said she had stopped buying fruit as it was too expensive. This is my current fruit bowl after my delivery. A leftover banana and 2 avocados that cost £1.50. That was a splurge as I love avocado 😋🥑 I did buy some strawberries too. At £3 for 400g they're also a luxury. But I do have a decent amount of frozen fruit in the freezer so it's not as bad as it seems.
I was reminded of the Good Life episode where Tom was trying to sell their surplus veggies and realised they had grown the 'wrong' crops to sell. People wanted luxury items like berries and asparagus not carrots and cabbages, It's maybe not clear in the above photo but there are 5 more wee asparagus spears sticking up along with some strawberries that are almost turning red. My home grown luxuries!
Here are the first of my back garden rasps. Usually I have to fight the birds and squirrels to get to them first!
My blueberries will be turning blue within the next week. Sainsbury's are selling them at a special price of £4 per 500g punnet and could be grown as far away as Argentina or South Africa!
I'm rather lucky to have all this fruit and more available in my garden or on my plot. It's made me more determined to harvest and preserve it.
So if fruit has become a luxury item for Frugal Queen, what is now a luxury item for you?