I took my kids to the grocery store today. That itself is usually an adventure, because we always end up with more than planned. Anyway, we pushed our cart through the produce section, selecting fruits and vegetables. As we did, my son noticed an unusual-looking product.
"Mama," he said. "What's this coral doing here?"
"Coral?" I said. "What are you talking about?"
"Yeah, look!" He brought over a gnarled, coral-shaped object.
I examined it. "Dude, that's ginger." I said.
"Ginger?" He looked at me funny. "But, it doesn't look like that stuff you sprinkle from a bottle."
"No," I said. "This is fresh ginger root. You can grate it to make the powder."
"I don't think so, Mama. This is coral. It belongs in the ocean."
(Hmmm. Too bad it really wasn't coral - with an ocean. A trip to the beach sounds kind of good right now! )