I was always a picky eater when I was a child; I was the one who spent extra time at the table to eat my vegetables. My sister was surprised when I told her recently that I would wrap the veggies I didn’t like into my napkin, put it in my pocket and then when I went outside I would stuff the napkin in a tree in our backyard that had a hole in the side. She wished she would have known about that when we were kids so she could have done the same.
When we got married Valerie began to introduce me to foods I had never tried before: zucchini, eggplant, fennel, etc. She also prepared things I wouldn’t eat before in new ways that appealed to my taste buds. One of her favorite things to do was to mix vegetables into dishes where you would never know they were there. She called it sneaking in some healthy stuff.
Since we have moved to
Last winter I bought a dish for our table from one of the local ceramic artists that we keep filled with the fresh fruits of the season.
I have also come to enjoy the occasional fresh tomato with olive oil and fresh basil or on bruschetta with mozzarella. Before moving to
I admit I have always been a picky eater but I do believe I have expanded my fruit and vegetable choices since we moved to