Fruits and vegetables we liked and disliked as children....
May 3, 2008 1:59pm CST
We are all told to "Eat your fruits and weggies as they are good for you." And yet, when we were children these things may not have tasted too good to us... I am sure that we had our favorites and also the fruits and vegetables that we most hated to see placed in front of us by our parents. I remember looking down at some cold canned peas floating in non fat milk with a little butter and pepper in disgust and looking with even more disgust at these yucky overcooked brussel sprouts that my parents were insisting that I eat. I also disliked the boiled cabbage, the canned zuchini with tomato sause on it, the boiled and vinagered beets and the onions of all types that my mother liked...In those days, veggies were not my friend. Except perhaps canned asperegus with cheese sause, tomatoes, corn on the cob or in the can, mashed potatoes, yams, and maybe a little lettuce with a lot of dressing on it. I did however like fruits like strawberries, canned pineapple, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, pears, peaches and nectarines and loved the rhubarb sause my mom would sometimes make and the rare times that we were able to get cherries and boysenberries and these wonderful plums from the store. I did not like melons that much and did not like pineapple guavas and the bitter oranges that grew in our backyard. I wonder what fruits and vegetables did you like and dislike when you were a child?
• United States
4 May 08
I liked most veggies I still do. I loved to go to my grandmas in Idaho and hunt up all the wild asparigras an bring it in for her to cook for me. andI knew where all the patches were . ANy fruit I could get off the trees apples plums,some times the pears i dont like them much noe pears that is. and went to the gooseberry bushes and eat hands full. red caps and black caps berrys. thats what grand ma called them am sure they were rasberrys and blakberrys.
• United States
4 May 08
It is wonderful that you had wild asperegus... and that you were able to pick your own fruits and veggies. We had lemons, oranges, pineapple guavas in our backyard and I remember going to Vermont where my aunt lived and picking raspberries and going up to the Redwoods in Northern California and picking blackberries or boisenberries... These experiences of picking fruits and veggies are something that a lot of people who live in the cities never get a chance to enjoy.