Mar 12, 2008

Vegetarian Power Trips

I absolutely love it when the checker at the grocery store holds up one of the items in my cart and says, "what is this?" It gives me such a feeling of wise vegetarianism. "That is Bok Choy," I say. Or, "That is a belgian endive." This good feeling is carried further when the checker then asks me what to do with said vegetable. Take tonight for instance.

Checker: (holding up a bag of leeks) "What are these?"

Me:(Buisily making out a check) Leeks.

Checker: (Stares at them in confusion, then looks at me curiously) "How do you cook them?"

Me: (brightening perceptibly) They're like onions, only milder. You can put them in soups, in rice dishes, in stir frys, in casseroles—

Checker: (Glancing nervously at impatient customer who is next in line.) Oh. OK. Thanks. Maybe... I'll try them some time.


YOU SHOULD try them. They are DELICIOUS. And so are Belgian Endives. And so are Jicama roots. And Dang It All, so are Shitake mushrooms! Geez, people. Get a little vegetable culture, why don't ya. :)

(please don't make fun of me.)

6 comments:

Barlow Putz said...

remember i am the one who never mkes fun of you, also please read my comment about the savior on your dec 19 grood stuff blog thanks

NoSurfGirl said...

Thanks Barlow...

I'm glad I have one person at least that i can trust to never make fun of me.:)

Barlow Putz said...

I M GOING TO PUT THIS HERE SO OTHERS WILL take note of your genius.....regarding above poem, once gain..specifically the last 3 paragraphs...strong enough to do the important things like....miracles...really seeing people....the Savior ....a body very much like gandi's though, breakable bone, stretchable sinew...Sarah, where did you get' A RAILROAD TRACK OF RIBS??you make me want to cry...6 hours, was tht what is was?

NoSurfGirl said...

Dear Barlow,

do you know me???? Who are you???

Thank you so much for your commentary on my poem. I'm glad you like it. Poetry is one of those things that just originates from the garbage of one's imagination.

Lucy Stern said...

I like cooking with vegetables too...I will put out a tray of brocklie, cauiflower, cuecumbers, carrots, and tomatoes for us to snack on during the day. Sometimes I will add EVOO and vinegar and other times no dressing.....I think my kids like veggies because I started feeding it to them when they were very young....

Shell said...

My family loves vegtables also, and we try new ones eveyonce in awhile for fun, but nothing beats a good steak or hamburger.