Thursday, July 24, 2008

Quiz Time at the Grocery Store

Do you ever feel like you are giving the cashier a produce quiz every time you check out? Such was the case when I hit the local supermarket on the weekend. Once we sorted out the basil and cilantro, it was on to the other items in my basket. First up: a portabello mushroom. "What kind of mushroom is this?," she asks. Fine. Not everyone eats a wide variety mushrooms. But, I knew we were in trouble with item #2: chanterelle mushrooms.
"Is this some kind of fruit?," she asks. Also fine. It's not like I buy these everyday either because they are a tad exotic. Lastly, these babies:
"What in the world are these?," she asks. I just stood there, blinking.
Images from Wikipedia and here.