Sunday, 8 May 2011

The appeal of the Exotic

Today's focus for Proverbs 31 is verse 14:
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 
So here is a woman who, with the available finance and time, will go out of her way to buy appealing quality food stuffs. I think I'm right in saying that, in the Hebrew, 'from afar' is in reference to from another country. For these good foods from afar, she would have travelled to a reputed market stocked by the well-travelled merchant ships. 
Now, I don't know about where you live, according to my blog stats you're pretty well spread out across the globe, but, here in the UK exotic food stuffs are easily accessible in most supermarkets. Also, where I live in South East London, many grocers sell the most amazing fruit and vegetables from all over the world.
To be honest, it doesn't take even too much imagination, time or money to rock on up to Sainsbury's. Instead, we seem to be living out a bizarre world where it takes more effort to buy something that is produced and sold locally.
So to spin this on its head I'm going to celebrate the woman who likes to go out of her way to buy appealing foods which end up taking her more time travelling to buy, but don't fly from across the globe with a carbon foot print to boot.
Presently, for me this could mean a short train ride to the lovely Borough market with a short and sweet visit to the Cinnamon Tree Bakery. With handmade biscuits baked in Camberwell, it's pretty local. 

Where would it be for you? 

Liz xxx

1 comment:

♥coco rose♥ said...

Hi Liz! Thank you for your comment on mu post! The camera I use is a Canon EOS digital one. I currently use a macro lens on it to get close ups of the spring flowers. I am not very technical with it though. I just point and shoot and hope for the best!!!!!!

Have a super day!

Vanessa x