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Old 02-12-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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By contrast, what veggie have you grown to like?

Or one that you hated as a kid, and now have quite often. I used to gag on asparagus. But, mom used to serve them from a can.

I saw this in a Southern Living mag. About 3 c. fresh asparagus peeled, ends snapped off and cut in one sections. Sometimes I don't peel 'em. I bunch chopped green onions, 2-3 cloves minced garlic, 2 Tbs. butter, a chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1/2 c. water w/a tsp. sugar. Saute the asparagus in a pan with the melted butter and onions. When onions are about clear, add the water mixture and garlic to the pan and cover for ten minutes, or until moisture has cooked out. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy.

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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Sounds great.


I used to hate spinach... but like you mom only made it from a can.
I love the fresh stuff. It's so good.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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Brussel sprouts. I think maybe my mom might have over cooked them, they were a funny olive green colour and bitter. M I buy the fresh ones when available - clean, cut in half and saute with a little onion and garlic until just cooked. I can eat the whole pan full by myself!
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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Raw mushrooms.
I always loved them when they are cooked, but eating them raw, I thought that was a huge waste of this wonderful food.
Then Cristiano introduced me to this wonderful mushroom salad with rocket, shaved parmigiano (or aged pecorino), lemon zest and bresaola, dressed with dijon with seeds... this completely changed my view about raw mushrooms!! yum!!
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:42 PM   #5
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I used to not like tomato (not counting tomatoes in pasta sauces and stews etc) but I have grown to like it even raw.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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Sounds great.


I used to hate spinach... but like you mom only made it from a can.
I love the fresh stuff. It's so good.
...and canned foods were pretty much the norm. Corn, beans, and peas are much better than the greens. However, I'm not a tremendous fan of frozen veggies. The exception, for me, are peas and beans. I have found that having bacon, ham bone, ham hoc, or some pork fat handy, fresh garlic, green onions and chicken broth, make any frozen peas or beans taste fantastic. Those four items are a must in my kitchen.
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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Okra. I never even saw it when I was growing up. My first husband was a Cajun, and when we lived down there, his farmer grandpa gave us some fresh okra, and his aunt told me how to slice it and stew it with tomatoes. When I sliced them, big strings of slimy "snot" came out of them, and I was turned off for years. His folks didn't use okra in their gumbos, or I might have learned to like it then. It's just been in the last few years that I discovered that I do like okra in soups.
I have eaten it fried, and it's OK, but I'd rather have fried zucchini.
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #8
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Broccoli ...........I would never eat that as a kid, but now I like it steamed and in salads, or stir fry. :)
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:31 PM   #9
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Asparagus, spinach, onions, radishes, eggplant just off the top of my head.
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Old 02-12-2006, 07:42 PM   #10
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I used to hate the smell of cabbage, wouldn't even think of eating it. Now I love the stuff!!!
Same with all cheese that stinks, like, blue cheese etc...Love it now.
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