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Saturday, January 28, 2012
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I made a food run up to my favorite fresh produce market in South Paterson, NJ about three weeks ago. Whenever I go, I stock up on all sorts of veggies and fruits. The prices there are still very good, about 2/3 of what the cheapest supermarket here in the ‘burbs charges. It’s like going back in time about 10 years, pricewise.

I bought some winter Chilean blueberries, and I’m still munching on them with breakfast most every day. This is definitely a welcome little mid-winter treat. The blueberry container is a short lesson in multi-lingualism, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic words on it. I think that the French word for blueberries best captures what they are about: “bleuets”.

Ah yes. BLUE – ETTES, to crudely Americanize the word. Little blue things. Yep, a great way to describe blueberries.

But Spanish best captures the origin of these particular blueberries: Producto de Chile. I have no idea how the Chinese and Arabic script break down. But it’s an interesting little part of an otherwise drab winter morning here in New Jersey.

◊   posted by Jim G @ 5:11 pm      

  1. Jim, Yes, blueberries have caught my attention this year too. Somehow they seem especially good. Perfectly sweet, just right for my notorious sweet tooth. Is it this year or have I missed something other years?

    My husband always loved blueberries. Every time I have eaten some this past few months, I think of him.

    You are right: “blue-ettes”–little blue things. Perfect. MCS

    Comment by Mary S. — January 28, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

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