Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Three Short Vegetable Stories

(Drizzle a bit of olive oil, bake in 400 degree oven, turn once in a while.) 

Story #1 : Red Peppers (on drastic sale at the grocery store)

Cashier, “What in the world are you going to do with all those peppers?”
Bag Boy (he was actually a retired gentleman), “Yes, what do you do with those?”
Tracy, “I roast them and freeze them and put them in my food.”
Cashier, “Like what?”
Tracy, “Burritos, pizza, sauces, salsas, salads. I might come back and get more!”

(Remove skin and seeds, capture all the lovely juices for later, freeze on baking sheet. Place frozen baking sheet on a warm , wet dish cloth to melt the bottom. Use a metal spatula to chunk the peppers off. Freeze in bags. )

(Wrap them in foil and place in 400 degree oven till knife tender. Remove skins, slice, sprinkle with vinegar. Free advice: wear rubber gloves)

Story #2 : Beets from the farmers market

Farmer, “Want a bag of homegrown beets?”
Tracy, “Yes! We love them! I’ll roast them, sprinkle them with cider vinegar and serve them to my family.”

Story #3 : Weird Squash (which makes a great centerpiece)

Same farmer as in the beet story, “Would you like this squash for free?”
Tracy, “Absolutely! It’s Mother Nature’s Art!” 


  1. I love that squash! It's so cool looking. Definitely like art!

  2. I agree Amy! That squash is totally cool - I really don't want to cook it!


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