For many years I spent my summers, filling 3 freezers with foods directly grown in our own soil. What wasn't frozen was preserved. Potatoes and carrots and onions were put in the root house to keep all winter. When I cooked meals I knew there would be flaours in the food.
Sadly, because times do change, I am forced to purchase produce in the stores.
So I ask the question, Where Has The Flavour Gone? Tomatoes are in the stores, half ripe, and even if you let them set for a week they are tasteless and tough. Potatoes are a disaster. They are nothing more than fillers. Onions, used to bring the tears immediately to a person's eyes. On occasion you get an onion that will bring a slight watering, but I repeat only slight.
I try to purchase Ontario produce. It doesn't matter what store, it's all the same. I often buy from roadside stands. Same thing----no flavour.
Is the soil depleted? Is it the very seeds themselves, which have had the good bred out of them? Have our vegetables become just a fillers? Is this why so many spices are being used in foods?I know my conversation thread will offend some, but I am serious and I find it alarming as our Ontario farmers compete with USA and other countries. How can we return to good old fashioned Ontario farm produce that was second to none?