Sunday, April 22, 2012
I'm sorry, world. I know you're obsessed with those little blue gems - sticking them into drinks, baked goods, fruit bowls, salads, cereals... but I just can't love them like you do. That's right, I hate blueberries. They're weird and sour and their skin is leathery and tough. Every year, when they're in season, I buy them for my kids. Every year I tell myself they're not so bad. Every year, I try one, and it's just as gross as it was last year. Either it's icky and sour, or completely tasteless. Either way, I just can't appreciate them the way the world seems to. So please, stop suggesting I put them in my smoothies, pies, and muffins. Also, you can keep your blackberries. They smell amazing, and I like the juice, but they are so seedy that I just can't stand to eat them. Avocados, artichokes, tofu - these things I can handle; when it comes to tiny dark berries, I just can't do it.