I have been tagged which means that another food blogger has sent me some questions to answer and I will forward it on to another food blogger and so forth and so forth. Neil from http://tankeduptaco.blogspot.com/2007/03/vegetable-meme.html (At My Table) has tagged me in this game. So here are the questions and I hope you enjoy my answers.
1. Is there a vegetable you hated as a child, but came to love as you got older?
I can't really remember hating a certain vegetable as a child as there were not many options other than frozen peas and corn or mashed potato. My mother used to make the absolute worst, just horrible mashed potato. She used to put in grated cheese, bits and pieces of raw onion and the potato was always still raw in bits which made me gag. I still to this day feel sick just thinking about it. A couple of years ago I decided that I was missing out on mash, so I ventured out and started doing it myself, no onion, no cheese, just steamed potatoes, a big knob of butter some cream, salt and pepper. Now I love it. One of my favourites. It's funny you know what you remember as a child. Unfortunately my mother could not cook at all.
2. Most underrated vegetable?
I don't think there is an underrated vegetable anymore is there? Most people are happy to branch out from the standard and use lots of veges. Sorry could not be of more help on that one.
3. Name one favourite summer vegetable dish?
Potato salad. I love making it. I add bacon, slivered toasted almonds, eschallots and of coarse steamed potatoes. The dressing is a combination of lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, thickened cream, garlic, salt and pepper. MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I dress it when it's warm so the potatoes suck in all that lovely dressing.
4. And one for winter?
Has to be my pumpkin and sweet potato soup with roasted garlic. Served with home baked bread and real butter. Pure comfort food on a cold night.
5. What vegetables are in your fridge and freezer right now?
One lonely washed potato, eschallots, tomatoes, peas & corn, not much really. I buy my veg daily and we use it fresh. I only buy what I need for dinner as to avoid wastage. I hate having to chuck veges out.
6. Is there a vegetable you really like, but don't make much yourself?
Not really. I buy and cook what I love. Bugger it, I want to enjoy my food, not go without. LOL
So I hope that has enlightened everyone? Kinda boring answers really. But it's the truth. Eat your veges children or I am coming to get ya! Cheers XoxoxoX