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Cherries, To My Delight, Are Back At My Supermarket After A 6- Or 7-Month Hiatus.


by Anura Guruge




Until October or November last year I had not realized that fresh Cherries, at least in New Hampshire, are seasonal, i.e., only available during the Summer months. Wow. I had kind of fallen into the belief that all common fruits, these days, were available year round due to ‘cheap’ air transport. I knew that we got fruits, vegetables & flowers, on a regular basis, from Chile, Peru, Greece & Israel.

Appears that this not the case when it comes to cherries. Cherries we get in New Hampshire are from California & they are only available during ‘Summer’. Well now I know. I am going to eat as much as I can over the next few months.

The Blueberry Crisis In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This is a Google Map (Satellite view) of the hill I live on — with 3 BIG wild blueberry farms.


Click to access ‘Boston.com’ original from last Fall. Still v. applicable.


No. Nope — there is no shortage per se. Actually we are in the midst of a global GLUT of blueberries. Chile, Canada, Mexico and Peru are POURING in ‘cheap’ blueberries into the U.S.

This has resulted in blueberry prices going down since 2017. Good for the consumer.

Not good for growers, especially those in New England — New Hampshire, of course, among those hit. Plus, in New England it is wild blueberries, that grow close to the ground, as opposed to the ‘Highbush’ grown further down. Highbush is called cultivated. Wild blueberries have more antioxidants, tend to be bluer and tastier. But, they are hard to pick. That adds to their cost.

I live on the side of a hill — and in reality it should be called ‘Blueberry Hill’. We have three large wild blueberry farms on it. I run/walk by them most days.

Last year I heard rumblings that the owners of these farms were not happy. They were not making the kind of money they were used to. I then heard that a Maine company that ran one of the farms, on behalf of the owner, had pulled out. It was not economical to run the farm!

Yesterday, on my walk, I got to talk to one of the owners. He told me that the issue was the prices: ‘way down’. They are basically at break even and their cost is lower than mosts and they also sell at local farm markets where they can get retail as opposed to wholesale pricing. He was not happy. He reckons that Canada is dumping blueberries into the U.S. market.

Not good. I like having these farms around. They bring in bees to pollinate the plants. Watching that is fun.

So, this is a heads up since many people don’t appreciate what is happening. All they notice is that blueberries are plentiful at the supermarkets and that they are at a good price.

But, this, alas, is at the expense of New England farmers.


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by Anura Guruge

Very Striking Google Doodle For Peruvian/American Singer Yma Sumac — September 13, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read Google’s description.

Use above links to access original.

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Monday, August 8, 2016 Is ‘Día Internacional del Orgasmo Femenino’ — International Day Of The Female Orgasm.

by Anura Guruge


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I hope you did not miss yesterday’s “National Orgasm Day” 2016. 

The good news is another one is coming next Monday. It is a recognized and celebrated holiday in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Spain and Norway. And this year it will be during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil!

It is a holiday, established as a municipal law, by an elected Brazilian ‘Councilor’, in Brazil, in 2007.

So this is the 10th coming so to speak.

You can read all about it on pages 20 – 21 in my “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” book.


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by Anura Guruge