Urban Sidewalk Gleaning - Pears. It Ain't Always Pretty, But It Sure Can be Beautiful
You see, when you glean food out of the gutter, it ain't pretty. The fruit has fallen off the tree ripe, which means that is squishes and splatters on impact. People walk by and step on it, bugs and squirrels take their share. Go ahead, look, this is the reality. Does it disgust you? I eat food that has previously been nibbled by bugs and birds and critters.
So, as long as the weather in the Rockies allows it, I'll choose to pick my food out of the gutters. And I'll continue to make gourmet delights from my gleaned fruit, too. The pictures show my homemade pear brandy and a pear camembert tart. Think about that squished fruit on the city sidewalk, and then take a look at the brandy and tart. The possibilities are beautiful, aren't they?
I'm sharing this one with Fight Back Friday, Real Food Wednesday, Hearth and Soul Hop, Fat Tuesday, and Pennywise Platter Thursday, let's reclaim some of our power when it comes to food!