Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Anthropomorphic Parsnips

After growing a few of my own vegetables, I'm starting to notice something about the store bought ones....they are kinda boring. All uniform and perfectly shaped, they are. It makes me wonder, what happens to the "nonconformists"? Do they even exist for conventional farmers? If so, what happens to them? Perhaps someone is pulling them off the veggie conveyor belt and tossing them out. I hope not. They make me smile. Take this pair, for example:
"Mama parsnip with a baby on her hip"

Can you see it? If not, here is a view of them separated:

Admittedly, it's easier to cook with uniformly shaped vegetables. But it's not as much fun. What do you think?

7 comments:

Carol said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly Jackie! Wonderful! Love to eat veggies with unique morphing. Great post! Carol

keewee said...

Jackie, just love them.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Oh, so cute! Good eye, Jackie!

Stefaneener said...

They must get made into soup, don't you think? Like trimmings and such?

It's fun to have all kinds of interactions with your own food.

Daphne said...

I always love seeing one of these when I pick carrots (I don't grow parsnips), but more than that I get annoyed because it means more work in the kitchen. I mean if you are going to be a non conformist, they all can't be like that.

Betsy said...

These two carrots reminded me so much of your blog that my post today quotes you! Check it out. :-)

Jackie said...

Glad ya'll like my cute little parsnips! Stefaneener, I think you may have it...soup. That's a fine fate to have!