I never ate my vegetables. The vegetable products usually came from a can or from a freezer. And those poor vegetables were usually cooked for a long, long time. Spinach, peas, carrots, string beans, greens, cauliflower, broccoli; all cooked beyond form, shape and taste. I stared at them, and they stared (can vegetable stare?) at me. Since I could not leave the table until my plate was clean, I was always the last family member at the dinner table.
Then I left home for college. Different people, places, and food. A few vegetables made the A-List.
Raw spinach, lightly steamed broccoli, and green beans-yay!
Fast forward to today. I’ve been a member of a CSA (community supported agriculture) for several years.