I remember canned green beans. And worse, canned mixed vegetables. Can I just say, ew? The memory is not unlike that of recurring nightmares I had as a child. It’s no wonder that so many of us who encountered that canned mush as kids didn’t like most vegetables. Thank goodness for corn and potatoes!
Photographs can convey so many things: The inspiration we feel when an athlete gives a hand up to another who has fallen during a race. The joy and relief of children greeting a parent returning from war. The poignancy of shared grief. The pride in a loved one’s accomplishments. The humility and inspiration gained from any picture of Mother Teresa at work. (For joy, photos taken by my friend Brenda.)
For years, arugula was just that bitter stuff in Mesclun salad mix that I tolerated. But I became a fan over the summer after enjoying a peach salad at the Indianapolis restaurant Bluebeard. I knew right away that I would want to try making it at home.
I often use turkey instead of regular fat-laden kielbasa to cut calories. I have found few instances when it isn’t a great substitute. You can’t get away with cooking it quite as long as regular kielbasa because it can get tough. The same goes for turkey smoked sausage.