Welcome to the World's First Great Big Vegetable Challenge! Six years ago we went on a vegetable journey of a lifetime. A 7 year year old boy named Freddie and his mother faced up to the challenge of turning him from a Vegetable-Phobic into a boy who will eat and even enjoy some of life's leafier pleasures. We ate through the alphabet of vegetables...and returned to tell the tale. Join our Great Big Veg Challenge!
Monday, April 02, 2007
There is something that I find really unappealing about celery. The fact that you use up more calories crunching on it than you actually absorb tells me everything I need to know. If it was so fantastic wouldn't millions of dieting men and women be marching round celery stick in hands? I did learn one interesting fact - apparently Gillingham Football Club had to introduce body searches for celery in the 90's because some fans were waving the green sticks in their hands and singing an obscene song. It must be the only vegetable to be banned from a football match. Unfortunately for Freddie it can't be banned from the Great Big Veg Challenge as the rules state all vegetables must be tried - stringy or not.
The plastic fruit and veg collection made a reappearance in our garden on our first really sunny day this year. Freddie and Alexandra run an excellent garden restaurant with hand-written menus. Note that in London, spring does not mean skipping lambs and buds bursting out but something far less prosaic. Having said that the plastic veg looked a lot more appealing than the real-life celery...recipes please!