Tag Archives: Vegetable

The 03/18/13 Joy Jar

17 Mar

Moi is lucky that she loves leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach. Moi loves cabbage as well. Tonight, moi had spinach with fresh mushrooms. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is spinach.

I don’t like spinach, and I’m glad I don’t, because if I liked it I’d eat it, and I just hate it.
Clarence Darrow


One man’s poison ivy is another man’s spinach.
George Ade

I was a really picky eater as a child. Because I was obsessed by Popeye, my mum and aunts would put my food in a can to represent spinach and we’d hum the Popeye tune and then I’d happily eat it.
Paul O’Grady


Foods I forced myself to try in adulthood that I now love include blue cheese, beets and pickles. And spinach. And kale. And rye bread.

Gillian Jacobs



Wouldn’t it be awful if spinach hain’t really healthful after all the th’ trouble it takes t’git the sand out of it?

Kin Hubbard in Abe Martin’s Wisecracks (1930)

The 03/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Mar

Salads are great creations because one can vary the ingredients and have vegetable, meat, and even flowers with a really nice dressing. Add bread and butter and one has a quick meal. Tonight, moi added artichoke to her salad. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the artichoke,



“Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.” – Bette Davis in All About Eve




“These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.”

Miss Piggy




“A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart.”

Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther (2006)

His memoir is a splendid artichoke of anecdotes, in which not merely the heart and leaves but the thistles as well are edible.”

John Leonard

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside”

Mark Twain

“Eating an artichoke is like getting to know someone really well.”

Willi Hastings