Buying lemons is wrong
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I had to buy a lemon the other day. Depending on where you live this may seem like a normal thing to do, but if you’ve spent some years living in the burbs, chances are you’ve either had a lemon tree, your neighbours lemon tree hung over your fence, or at very least you knew someone with a lemon tree. The thing about lemons, is they aren’t necessarily an every single day cooking item, but they sure do grow like they are. If you have a lemon tree, you give lemons away, it’s just the natural order of things.
So the day I wanted to sprinkle some crepes with sugar and squeeze on a generous amount of lemon juice, I realised I had taken the humble lemon for granted, and having to visit the shop and pay for one of the yellow suckers really took something away from my crepe experience. I’ll admit, I felt cheated. A good part of me wanted to jam that lemon under my arm and make a run for it. (I didn’t, and for the record I feel the same way about buying rosemary).
Now this is important, I need you to pay attention. It came to me as I had my face planted in a full flavoured, juicy, perfect FREE mango from my son’s school friend’s mum’s mango tree (thanks Sharon it was DIVINE). List them, list them now. Those lemons, that rosemary, the crazy mint plant that’s getting carried away, and definitely the mangoes. And here’s the important part, TAG them well. Tag them with the name of the school your kids go to, or with the name of the club you’re a part of. Because maybe I don’t know you, but maybe my kids go to that school too. And I will never know unless you put it out there.
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