Do you remember the food trends of recent years?
There was the "sun-dried tomatoes" phase. Every darn dish had to include them.
Then the popular culture moved to "roasted vegetables" as the thing to eat. (That may be a keeper.)
I must also mention kale and quinoa as trendy foods.
I prefer not to mention the days of sickly-sweet cupcakes as the food du jour, but they too had their day. The middle-class American world and her husband were convinced that cupcakes would save civilization. (There is still a ghastly "reality" show on the "Food Channel" which has something to do with making 1,000 cupcakes).
"Starbucks", that overpriced haven for the in-crowd is now pushing "frappuccinos" as the thing to drink. Starbucks knows nothing. We had frappes in New England long before Starbucks was a gleam in its father's eyes.
And now there are "smoothies".
"Smoothies" are trending, (or were trending yesterday).
Intelligence has it that many of them are over-burdened with sugar (now that's an all-American essential ingredient).
But I ask myself (and you): "Have I joined a food trend?"
For you see, I bought a "Tuscan Cantaloupe" the other day. It is ripe, sweet, and ultra juicy.
I took some of this (de-seeded and de-skinned) cantaloupe and liquefied it in my blender. I added some Greek Yoghurt.
Oh my goodness it tastes so good. And I think that it is reasonably high on the healthy food scale.
I ask you:
Did I make an old-fashioned and by now passé "smoothie"?, -
or am I the author of a new food trend, i.e. :"Tuscan Cantaloupe and Greek Yoghurt Health Food", - a.k.a. "The Povey way to healthy Mediterranean eating"?
I am certain that you will let me know.