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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