is for vegetables
I like veggies, but I’m especially fond of root vegetables. I’m not entirely sure why. Of course there is the yum factor, but I think it also has to do their growing up underground. Mysterious. Hidden. Akin to buried treasure.
I’m also partial to anthropomorphized root vegetables. Well if I’m perfectly honest, I may need to extend my love to all anthropomorphized fruits and vegetables. But they can come in a variety of formats.
An actual garden-variety veggie:
Or vintage seed packets:
Or a favorite collection of mine – vintage Japanese salt and pepper shakers, including Hankurei turnips, carrots, and a white radish.
To compliment the quirky visuals, let’s add a handful of quirky facts as well…
- Did you know Jerusalem artichokes, also known as sunchokes and earth apples, are the tubers of a particular sunflower?
- Both turnips and rutabagas are part of the mustard family.
- Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family.
- Knowing that I like anthropomorphic veggies a friend cued me in about this kids video teaching rhymes about root vegetables. It most definitely qualifies as quirky, and I think it may even be headed into the territory of bizarre. What do you think?
- Finally, while not confined solely to root vegetables, here’s a look at the faces behind giant vegetables.
Are you with me in the love of rooties? Have a favorite? Collect something quirky? Do tell – you know I love to hear.