Such a funny thread. The star anise and the star fruit!
Which tomatoes, OMG, THAT one.
Tomatoes at the store are better now than 10 years ago, to me. The romas and tomatoes on the vine seem to be pretty delicious fresh on salads or in salsa right now. We try to make garden tomatoes last as long as possible, but, the fact remains, this is Wisconsin, it's winter, and it's freezing cold, no tomatoes grow up here in winter.
When covid was in full swing I begged mr bliss to let me order online and he could just pick up the order outside the store. He refused. He said that "I'm not having some teenager pick out our vegetables, touching them and not knowing one thing from another." And well, I don't blame him.
Though I must admit I have shown him pictures of some of the things he must buy if he hasn't bought them before.
The funniest story was a long time ago, the inlaws were visiting and she tells him to buy some kikkoman at the store. (soy sauce) He writes it down. When he returned, he'd bought an antacid like prilosec. lol, I guess he couldn't find the kikkoman antacid!
I once sent mr bliss and my son to buy some dill for making pickles and showed a picture of the ferny-foliage. They picked up fennel. Now when I make lists, I add the aisle letter/number, ounces, prices, and when necessary sniff the item.