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A Good Problem to Have

Published July 18, 2022

Putting vegetables on a pedestal

I must be the only person in America who can spend more money buying less meat. The produce at farm stands and in grocery stores just looks so gorgeous right now; I’ve been giving grocers all my money. I’ll have to rein it in soon.

The other day at the register, I nervously watched my bill climb until, after the final beep, it reached $307. I spent more than three times our normal grocery budget on mostly on fruits and veggies — I also bought some discounted bacon ends and a few bags of salt cod (those were sort of expensive). I didn’t need six eggplants, eight artichokes, three kinds of lettuce, and all these other vegetables or have anywhere to put them, but it’s a good problem to have.

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