I was talking with a friend in pre-covid days about food and what we like and dislike in our diets. I know, it seems a pretty boring conversation.
You might have a vision that we were standing, arms folded, chatting away like two old washerwomen. It honestly wasn’t like that. It all started with a quip about vegetables as around these parts a lot of people have the land to grow their own. They don’t mind sharing their spoils either, which we are always more than grateful for. However, it wasn’t long before we were comparing vegetables, which ones we like or dislike and so on.
Make Me Gag
I noticed the Brussells Sprouts and made my feelings known that I can’t abide the things. Ever since I went to nursery school, I only have to hear the mere mention of ‘sprouts’ and immediately I feel myself wanting to gag! At this point, my friend spurted out, “Oh, the Devils testicles!” What a wonderful description and for me it’s perfect. I thought he was being quite polite too as when you stop to think about it, there’s probably far coarser names he could have given them.
I Don’t Dislike All Vegetables
I don’t dislike vegetables, there are a few that I try to eat as often as possible. Cabbage, cauliflower, peas, green beans and I love a good homemade vegetable soup in the middle of winter. As for those testicle things, no chance, not even on Christmas day. They smell strange, taste awful (to me anyway) and I know I’ll never enjoy them. I’ve even seen people coat them in chocolate to make them a little more palatable, but it’s no good, they’re not my dish. That’s enough of my hates so it leaves me to wish that you have a nice day.
There’s even been a science-based report on why some of us hate sprouts. If you’d like to read it, you can find it here: