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Monday, 26 September 2011

I had a little nut tree...

Sixteen degrees at 8am. Bright sunshine. And up here on The Rock, a gentle laundry-drying breeze.

The other day in Conad Supermarket, Cannobio. Prime walnuts, price €8.95 per kilo. Price includes first class shipping by Noberasco some 11,000km from Argentina. 

Part of what's wrong with the world.

Today in Carmine Superiore. Just-fallen walnuts, price €0.00 per kilo. Price includes a breath of mountain air to pluck them from the tree, 15 minutes gathering, first class transport 300m down the hill from the prato, and a day on the windowsill drying in the autumn sun. 


Part of what's right with Carmine Superiore.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

There is definitely sth wrong with the world with all the shipping stuff back and forth!
And when you collected the walnuts yourself, they taste a lot better. :-)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Ridiculous price and so wrong. Also here in my garden plenty of walnuts for those that want them. If only we could trade virtually.

chrysalis said...

I can almost smell the autumn when I look at your picture!

ladyfi said...

A lovely sign of autumn! There's nothing that tastes better than picking your own nuts and berries!

Monday, 26 September 2011

I had a little nut tree...

Sixteen degrees at 8am. Bright sunshine. And up here on The Rock, a gentle laundry-drying breeze.

The other day in Conad Supermarket, Cannobio. Prime walnuts, price €8.95 per kilo. Price includes first class shipping by Noberasco some 11,000km from Argentina. 

Part of what's wrong with the world.

Today in Carmine Superiore. Just-fallen walnuts, price €0.00 per kilo. Price includes a breath of mountain air to pluck them from the tree, 15 minutes gathering, first class transport 300m down the hill from the prato, and a day on the windowsill drying in the autumn sun. 


Part of what's right with Carmine Superiore.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

There is definitely sth wrong with the world with all the shipping stuff back and forth!
And when you collected the walnuts yourself, they taste a lot better. :-)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Ridiculous price and so wrong. Also here in my garden plenty of walnuts for those that want them. If only we could trade virtually.

chrysalis said...

I can almost smell the autumn when I look at your picture!

ladyfi said...

A lovely sign of autumn! There's nothing that tastes better than picking your own nuts and berries!