I Can’t Like Everything, I Guess

I consider myself a relatively adventurous eater in that I will try almost anything once. I don’t promise to like it, of course, but I’ll try it. I’m also not all that picky. Pickier than my husband, yes, but in general I feel that I do okay. However, I have to come clean and admit that I am really not into the Chinese cabbage and bok choi from our farm share. I like the bok choi stalks — the crunchy white parts. The texture and taste actually reminds me a bit of water chestnuts. But the leafy part? Not so much. And the Chinese cabbage? Not at all. The flavor is so much stronger than I expected raw, and I didn’t like the texture in the stir-fry I made for lunch. I feel guilty, like I should like these things because they’re so beautiful and healthful. But the fact is, I just don’t like them one bit. Drew isn’t so crazy either.

So I don’t know what to do with them now. I might leave a few stalks out for the bunny that has been hanging out around the house and see if he might enjoy them. I hate wasting food, but I guess on the bright side, if we end up not eating them, at least they’ll be feeding our compost bin which will provide great fertilizer for our plants. What are some things you feel like you should like, but you just don’t?


  1. Mike says:

    with a fun name like bok choi how can it not be good! I think bok choi would make a great dog name!! sorry, it has been a LOOOOOOONG day πŸ™‚

  2. Lisanne says:

    Everyone in the world loves cheesecake but me. I feel like I *should* like it, but it’s just yucky. I can’t stand it. πŸ™ Also, seafood. I don’t like most seafood (well, I’m OK with shrimp sometimes and lobster if it’s in something, like a dip, and I love crab Rangoon at Chinese restaurants). But everyone raves about it … I just wish that I liked it.

  3. Shannon says:

    I hate tomoatoes, pickles, sweet potatoes, grapes, beets, spinach, and any kind of melon to name a few… but everything I hate Lorelei LOVES… btw… typing this without my glasses on to so ingore any mistakes…

  4. Cristen says:

    I really don’t much like potatoes and being Irish and German I always feel like there’s something genetically wrong with me! Seriously though, baked, fried, mashed, etc – no love for the potato. I eat them but if something else is offered, I always pick that. I also don’t have much love for tomatoes.

  5. plum says:

    I don’t like grapes, yogurt, sausage, beans (except baked), most green vegetables, and beer. There’s tons more because I think I’m the pickiest eater ever, but that’s all I can think of right now.

  6. Lisanne says:

    Oh! I forgot beer! Yeah, I don’t like beer, either. I like it *in* things, like beer bread and beer-cheese fondue, stuff like that. But to kick back and drink one? Ick. πŸ™

  7. Tamara says:

    I like most any vegetable except Okra. That stuff makes me sick. It’s to snotty! Yeah, that’s the only thing I can think of when I think of Okra.

    I am also not into red meat. Once in a blue moon I will crave a nice steak but for the most part I don’t like beef.

  8. jesser says:

    I too am desparately trying to figure out what to do with all of these greens we’ve gotten from CSA (been nothing but greens & radishes!!). I’ve got two cookbooks on hold at the library and have been scrounging message boards for suggestions … so far? Stirfry. Add butter. Add bacon. Cut up and put with milder greens. I still haven’t tried it. We’ll see. πŸ˜›

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