kate5kiwis: the price of fish


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, March 06, 2008

the price of fish

i don't buy fish often, we used to get it ourselves for *free* as a kid, and so i object to spending money on it, except for a pack of *smoked salmon* to partner the avocado every so often when we make sushi.

but have you other Kiwi Chicks noticed a massive hike in *food prices* of late here in NZ?? especially fruit??? oh, and dairy... and petrol.
or maybe it's happening All Around The Globe???

in my head we spend about $NZ 300 a week on food, give or take... and we don't eat much fillet steak either. 'twill be interesting to see what the food bill pans out to be now that D18 is eating elsewhere. except that i have already started posting up the "care parcels" lol.

so i am most ecstatic to see this view all over our back fence: *free fruit*
delish, honey-smelling sunshiney grapes.
prescribed dosage: *one* bunch a day, or the consequences could be rather dramatic.

which reminds me of one of my fave jokes:
Q: what's brown and sticky?

(scroll down)

A: a stick!!


Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

Grrr... don't get me started on the price of dairy. I buy food almost daily for school and I recently received a flyer from my biggest supplier that forecasts a 40% rise in the price of almost EVERYTHING this year. I was just gobsmacked. I wish we were still living in the country. I don't even have a vegie garden here. Those grapes look good...

4:57 PM  
Blogger Mich said...

Hi Kate,

Mich (friend of Hays finally delurking)...

In my head we spend a lot less than the credit card tells me!

I work for a dairy company & know what the iternational prices are - but still think we are being ripped due to a lack of competition! We all need house cows :-)

We also got a letter from the bank informing us of the loverly (NOT) interest rate on the floating portion of our mortgage! 10.5% - I don't get how they justify the increase given that Mr Bollard hasn't changed the OCR for ages - but there is a reason I didn't do well at Economics at Uni!

7:50 PM  
Blogger The Trier and Jen said...

we brought some today at the supermarket how lovely for you to have them growing in your back yard

9:17 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

only free fish round here - on the we're-defishing-the-oceans-bandwagon....but I can still cope with a rod-caught specimen, even if it does happen to be the very last fish in the ocean;-) (actually, I don't think we're at that stage yet)

I went to buy a cauliflower today......$4.50. We'll just wait three weeks for the ones in my garden to ripen thankyouverymuch.

We don't even call cheese cheese anymore. And we think carefully before grating gold on our dinner.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Lutheran Lucciola said...

Food prices are up in the states, too. Gas (petrol) in CA is crazy, and produce/dairy, etc also...

7:05 AM  
Blogger Marie N. said...

I think the whole world is experiencing the huge raise in food prices. The grapes look soooo cool and refreshing.

9:34 AM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

We have purple grapes here.

I'm not commenting on the food prices, bad karma. If I do, next life I will come back as a starving third worlder. xxxx

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Katepai said...

Oh my gosh I have been freakin out about food prices for ages now. It's outrageous.

The other part of that joke according to Mills tradition is "What's brown and sticky and taps on your window at night??"

"A poo on a stick"

Ha ha


7:16 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ewww. Don't you guys know any jokes that smell like flowers?

I wish I were a gardener-person. Plants shrivel up and die when I come near. We have deer that will jump a fence to eat garden goodies.

No hope but co-op.

Those grapes look lovely. We are eating Chilean grapes here this week.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Thomas, as told to Sarah said...

a stick! Hah!

I love coming over to your blog. So funny.

2:38 PM  

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