This article (http://www.slate.com/id/2296644/) pokes a bit of fun at yuppie lovers of good-for-you foods, particularly in their most faddish forms. It points to a lot of the foods that we got used to, living in hippie-Ithaca. The article made me laugh because Sydney and I have been drinking redbush tea for several years. One of the good-for-you elements this article forgets to mention: it’s caffeine-free, a great thing for those of us trying to limit our caffeine, particularly when pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Oh yes, and it’s not bitter, good for those who aren’t keen on either coffee or green tea. Thus far it isn’t expensive, either. What’s not to like?
I had never heard of redbush, but as I was reading the article, I thought, “Oh I should tell Erin about rooibos,” and then opened the article up to discover they are the same thing. Having smelled Durian in Singapore, where it is banned on public transport, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the author is wrong on that being the next craze.
Great minds . . .
Yeah, I’ll hope that durian stays far, far away from me. Onion ice cream is the closest I can come to an explanation of the flavor/smell–and that was when it was still frozen!! I think Sydney liked it, though, so I’d better keep an eye on what’s in the deep freeze.