Thursday, March 19, 2009

Theme Thursday --- Vegetable

This is my second week of posting to theme Thursday and I must confess that I messed up. I forgot to check the host site for the current theme until yesterday. Upon seeing the subject was vegetable I felt lost. What in the world could I possibly find to post on the subject of vegetable? No amazing vegetable stories immediately came to mind. So I have been thinking about what I could post for the last 24 hours.

The first thing I thought of was the adorable picture of my daughter sitting in her highchair with her bowl of beets turned on her head with beet juice dripping from her chin. Next I thought about that great photo of my grandson at age two standing in front of a statue of a big gold peanut. Is the peanut a vegetable, I ask myself? A quick check of Wikipedia told me that a vegetable was any edible plant, so peanuts do count. But, then I remembered I could not get to either photo. They are not digitalized and still unpacked since our move.

Then I remembered an article I read about a lady who made jewelry out of fresh vegetables. That reminded me of the vegetable art we made in a food class once. Next, I recalled a book I once saw containing some wonderful pictures of the Thai art of Vegetable and fruit carving. Finally I remembered the giant catsup bottle. Is ketchup a vegetable I ask the old salt. He then reminded me of all the fun that late night talk shows had with the Reagan administration stating that as far as public school lunch programs were concerned ketchup was a vegetable.

So I went on a web search to find images of the things in my memory.

Simple vegetable art taught in most culinary classes.


Now the really fantastic vegetable art by the real artist. Thai vegetable carvings.


The World's Largest Catsup Bottle® located just west of St. Louis in Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company - bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup.

Lastly, a vegetable joke that I saved from a e-mail.


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21 comments:

  1. nice, wished you had the pics of the kids...too funny! that grasshopper is amazing!

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  2. I have got to link you to one of my blogs, Rita. Outstanding post! Wasn't prepared for the last one! Still laughing :) And those Thai veggie carvings are fantastic!!!

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  3. Love the pics, they are great! Would have loved to see the one of your daughter with the beets on her head, too! hahahaha

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  4. Those carvings are incredible!!

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  5. Thems is lots of vegetables. What are the little frogs made of? And I really liked the sculptures and the vegetable porn.

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  6. Hello,

    Great!Some other funny vegetables!lol

    Great post

    Have a nice day
    :)

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  7. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.

    I am trying to unpack the photos to find the ones of the kids. Perhaps for a later post.

    Cuppa Jo: the frogs are made from green pepers.

    Rita

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  8. Rita, I can't link to this blog.I keep getting re-routed to another one. Dunno what's up!?!

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  9. Were those frogs green peppers? happy theme thursday; it does have a habit of pouncing on you, doesn't it?

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  10. I love food art, viewing and making. Those asian artists are incredible! And, may I say, your creative use of catsup was inspired.

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  11. The vegetable carvings are unbelievable! But so ephemeral...

    I love the little mushroom man too!

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  12. I was a little 'lost' with this one too! Sometimes the less advanced thought, the more entertaining the post! Yours certainly was!

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  13. who knew that vegetables could be such a daunting theme thursday theme?

    good job!

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  14. I agree with Ronda, the catsup was truly inspired!

    Still giggling over the downloading corn. So silly and funny.

    :)

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  15. 'Tis working now, Rita. I'll have you linked on both blogs, if you want ;). Let me know and I'll make it so!

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  16. Would love to have seen the picture of your daughter with the bowl of beets.

    Nice pictures of vegetable characters.

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  17. Rita-thank you for stopping by my site.

    Thank you for the comments about the door pictures. I became aware how different they are when I vacationed in Europe the past two years. The other things that fascinate me are doorknobs or knockers and street paving. This year I'm going to Egypt and hopefully I'll find interesting doors there.

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