what requires extra preparation, planning, and a good knife?
beautiful, whole, delicious foods.
i’m having a seductive affair with vegetables. i’m not kidding. its getting hot in my kitchen.
i just spent about thirty minutes in the kitchen preparing a delicious soup.
there was a lot of chopping and music playing.
i peeled and cored my first tomato. its something that needed to be done. i’ve spent my whole life purchasing tomatoes out of a can when preparing for soups or sauces.
before ben and i were married, he told me he didn’t like tomatoes, it almost ruined our relationship.
“why don’t you like tomatoes?”
“i just don’t. but i would try them. i would try anything at least once, maybe twice.”
“well then great! i actually have a tomato here. eat the whole thing.” —so sassy i was.
i made ben eat a whole raw tomato. in my little kitchen on timberlake road.
i had only known ben for just a few weeks. what a crush i had. he was so hot. but we are talking about vegetables…
an aroma is making its way throughout my entire home right now. a melody of sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, tumeric, tomatoes, paprika, cayenne, sweet basil, and dare i say…cinnamon?
my mouth is watering.
i share with you my delight for vegetables. i’m tired of crap. aren’t you? i mean crap on a regular basis. …please don’t be mistaken, i do find lots of joy in buttery popcorn and i melt in front of a batch of warm, partially gooey chocolate chip cookies…and rest assured that it will get dirty over the holidays.
but i’ve been “flirting” with produce for a while now. and i’m inviting produce into my life for real this time.
i’m in love and i don’t care who knows it!