If You Always Do What You've Always Done...Then You'll Always Get What You Always Got

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


I'm not sure if I should admit this.  I mean, it's one thing to just not buy them.  My absolute closest friends know.  Here it is: I don't like fresh peaches. 

I tried, I really did.  My mum developed an allergy to them before I was born, so I didn't grow up eating them.  When I left home, I'd buy them...eat one...erk.  So I stopped wasting my money, and I'd leave them in the shops for more appreciative consumers.

Now I have my fruit and vegetables delivered (organic, easy, wonderful).  If peaches are in the set box, I choose something else.  The last delivery, however, included them anyway.  I contemplated offloading them to those close friends who know my secret - but thought, maybe the organic peaches will be different.  These have lasted wonderfully well - the delivery was 12 days ago and they are largely unblemished. 

This afternoon, I ate one.  It won't be my last.  I'd still rather have a yellow-flesh nectarine, or a peach without the skin.  But it wasn't wasted, it was enjoyed.  Maybe there's hope for me after all.


  1. What organic fruitandveg service do you use? I used to use homefreshorganics but I got so tired of having to ring them up, probably every second delivery, to organise replacement items. When you only receive a few items of a certain food (e.g. three potatoes, four carrots, four mandarines), and one of those items is rotten or completely gross, then that's a big percentage of that item that is no good.
    They happily replaced them every time in the next delivery, but it became quite inconvenient to be constantly addressing that issue.

  2. I use homefreshorganics - and I've only had a couple of issues. One lot of broken eggs, a couple of mouldy beans... Something not included when it should have been. But that would be it. I've been really happy with them - plus it's made my life so much easier! sorry to hear your experience with them wasn't great.