The choosing of a cauliflower can be an arduous task. First, let me say this. I like the cauliflower, in just about every way. A multifaceted wonder of nature.
I think it is one of the coolest looking vegetables on the planet. Imagine. It is like a big puffy snow creature, that spawned out of one little fluffy crystal. But as it grew, it found wisdom and took on the appearance of the brain. Cerebral, that cauliflower is. But try not to think about brain when you eat it. That could go way wrong.
Speaking of eating. Oh my goodness. The taste. It is by far, one of my favorite things to eat. I like to steam it the best. And a bit of salt. Okay. A lot of salt. But “a lot of salt” is my method of operation in most things foodie. Don’t worry about my high blood pressure. I don’t have it. Most of the times, it is so far on the low side, the nurse slaps me hard across the face, just to make sure I am there.
But I digress. Back to the lovely cauliflower.
I eat a lot of it. So I buy a lot of it. The grocers whisper behind my back as I enter the checkout line…. “Here comes the Cauliflower Queen.” I don’t mind. I wear the crown well.
As I mentioned, purchasing a cauliflower can be a bit of a spy game. What looks like a big-basketball-head of cauliflower, all snuggled into it’s plastic Dole wrapper, is anything but huge. In fact, once you open that neat package, a large base of hard leafy growth, attached to a rather significant stalk, awaits you. And once all this is trimmed an cut away, you have, something about the size of a grapefruit.
Oh, you deceitful cauliflower you. So kind to us in so many ways. But sometimes you mislead and swindle us. Cauliflower. The Perfect Vegetable. The Great Bamboozler.
So as you can see, that head of cauliflower has its highs and its lows. The goods and the bads.
But that is mostly everything in life. Every little thing on this planet has a positive and a negative. It truly starts at the atomic level. A proton, positive. A neutron, neutral. And an electron, negative.
Hey… Do you know why can you never trust atoms? … …. They make up everything! (Sorry)
But it is true. Atoms are the smallest pieces of matter, they make up all of the elements and molecules and proteins and everything else on Earth. Things like cauliflower. And Bamboozlers. They literally make up everything we see, touch, taste, smell. And that’s where it starts.
The positives. The negatives. In every little thing in this universal Universe.
Sometimes, it is hard for us to see the positive. But it TRULY is there, in everyone and every thing.
Maybe we should spend this day looking for the positives. You know….. …. It might give us a real charge.
And if not… well … behold the things you love, and give thanks.
….you know… cauliflower.
“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness. ” ~ Unknown~
“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” ~ Phillip James Bailey~