Friday Fun…Eat Your Veggies

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Friday Fun…Eat Your Veggies


While wandering around in Cyberville I read that today is Fresh Veggies Day. With summer upon us and so many Farmer’s Markets available throughout the country (see Nina Hollander, Broker’s recent post) there is no excuse for not doing what our moms always told us…Eat your veggies!

Our son-in-law does not like vegetables of any kind but I have to hand it to him. He made it a point to “pretend” to eat vegetables in front of his sons lest they pick up his distaste for them. 


Studies have shown how healthy a vegetable-rich diet can be. Larry prefers many of his vegetables raw however I like them cooked. Either way, we do get our fair share of them. 


It’s hard for me to pick out just one favorite and easier for me to tell you which one I absolutely do not like…CAULIFLOWER! 


You can put all the cheese in Wisconsin on it…mash it and try to pass it off as potatoes…or fry it…I am NOT FOND of it. 


I made the mashed version for something and had to leave the house for two days because of the cauliflower smell!!! (not really but I truly can’t stand the scent of it.)


The best way to prepare cauliflower is by growing it in the trash while ordering a pizza.   Unknown



For Friday Fun…

What’s your favorite and least favorite veggie???

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Comments (30)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love vegetables and cook them all the time in different ways. I can't think of one I don't like.

Jun 16, 2023 06:28 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I finally learned how to roast eggplant so that we'd both eat it!!! It's pretty good too. 

Jun 16, 2023 11:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

That quote from "unknown" about cauliflower is hysterical Kathy!

Jun 16, 2023 06:45 AM
Kathy Streib

I love that one too Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 It's how I feel about cauliflower. 

Jun 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

The cauliflower pizza at Costco might change your mind. So much better for you and taste is great  :) 

Jun 16, 2023 06:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty haven't had one yet, but I'm not opposed to trying it, 

Jun 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Lmao Kathy Streib .  Do tell us how you really feel about Cauliflower.  Enjoy the weekend.  mdm

Jun 16, 2023 07:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho LOL  when I was in my first apartment, a friend brought over a head of cauliflower that he'd cooked as well as a bowl of cheese. He swore that I'd like it if I covered it in cheese. 

Jun 16, 2023 11:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I just made a veggie pizza for lunch on Wednesday and it was so good, have not made it since last year.


Jun 16, 2023 08:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I love a good veggie pizza!!!  One of my favorites was one I had in Cozumel..asparagus, pineapple..yum!

Jun 16, 2023 11:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I had to laugh at the quote regarding cauliflower, and where it best belongs.  If I thought, it would help to keep the deer away I would plant it in the yard.

Jun 16, 2023 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib

Not a bad idea Ed Silva I'm not sure what keeps them away. 

Jun 16, 2023 11:51 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, growing up in NE, my family only exposed me to corn, green beans and peas.   My mom tried to get us to eat asparagus, but it was in the can - GROSS.   Still cannot eat cauliflower or broccoli, same as you - it stinks!   Kale and eggplant are on that same list.

Jun 16, 2023 10:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox I love asparagus and eggplant but it depends on how it's cooked. 

Jun 16, 2023 11:52 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It took awhile to acquire the taste of asparagus and now love it, Kathy, fresh or steamed. The only vegetable that I cannot stand is slimy, boiled squash. The texture hits the gag reflex!

Jun 16, 2023 12:00 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Another fun post!  Me and my husband both love veggies and salads. 

There is one veggie my husband can not stand, and that is kale.  No matter how it is doctored up, he does not like it.  I get a lot of Brussels sprouts and zucchini, and we always try whatever is in season. 

Jun 16, 2023 12:39 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for the reminder of today is Fresh Veggies Day, and I will eat many veggies.

Jun 16, 2023 03:06 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I am not a huge veggie eater, and cauliflower would also be one I dislike very much.

Jun 16, 2023 03:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The presentation of the veggies in that first photo is pretty amazing, Kathy.

Jun 16, 2023 05:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jun 16, 2023 06:03 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Kathy, just came over from Bill Salvatore's reblog of your 'veggie' post.  It was a fun Friday post - I love Farmers Markets and have a number of favorite vegetables. For instance,  I love tomatoes and corn on the cob.  I very much hate OKRA and BROCCOLI. 

Jun 16, 2023 09:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I love veggies and cook with them all the time almost every day we have veggies in one form or another, we love Kale, just on a side note:)Endre

Jun 16, 2023 10:44 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I prefer cauliflower over broccoli. It doesn't really have much flavor in my opinion and I've never noticed a bad smell to it. I guess we all have an aversion to at least one food thing. Mine is oatmeal.

Jun 17, 2023 10:43 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I never realized how many people don't like cauliflower - I can eat it cooked or raw and love it.

Jun 18, 2023 11:09 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Well I missed that it was fresh veggies day but I had them anyhow. We eat a lot of vegetables - raw, steamed, sautéed, grilled, in salads and in smoothies. 


Jun 18, 2023 12:18 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I do love cauliflower but I admit that the smell is the WORST!

Jun 19, 2023 01:44 PM