Cauliflowers, Peppers & Potatoes – Getting Dis Mama All Excited!

11 Oct


What turns you on? What gets you really excited to the point that you sigh, smile and feel all fuzzy inside?

Vegetables get me, I’m bloody serious mind!

Especially the lovely piles of fresh veggies at my local market, man they make me happy!

Of course Bradley Cooper comes a close second, with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc hot on his sexy tail for third place.

Ahhh... sigh!

Ahhh… sigh!

Naturally there are other more intimate things that rev my engine too (ahem) but my mother might read this and shout at me, so I’m sticking to the veggies.

I’ve written about Canarian markets before and you can read that post right here, theres’ something both soothing and frantic about them and I just bloody love them.

High tech till - you rock!

High tech till – you rock!

They’re busy, loud, exciting and you get called ‘Guapa’, which means beautiful in Spanish, by all the traders, which feels great as I stand there in my scruffy leggings, Weetabix sploged top and un-manicured nails.

This is the kind of shopping I do straight after the school-run, it’s my release after the chaos of the daily morning madness in my gaff, it requires no make-up, no high heels and, more often than not, no bra.

Cute trader, with teeth, sporting traditional Canarian rain hat.

Cute trader, with teeth, sporting traditional Canarian rain hat.

Of course I always buy too much.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought home bundles of artichokes even though the preparation of them scares me shitless and I don’t really think I like them.

And I can never resist that extra kilo of oranges as the toothless delivery guy wiggles them at me and asks if I’d “Like a suck, they’re really juicy!” I buy part out of embarrasment and part to avoid him jamming another quarter of dripping orange into my hand.

I can’t cope with eating my oranges in this fashion, I like my orange on a plate, with a knife and a tissue. I can never rip the flesh off properly so I stand there with the whole piece rammed into my gob, smiling my orange peel smile like an fruity-toothed buffoon, with pith stuck in my teeth and juice dribbling down my chin!



But my passion for potatoes began a long time ago.

I remember, pre kids, getting all animated about a box of new potatoes and exclaiming to a friend, “Oh my god, how bloody gorgeous are these!” she looked at me dumbfounded and said, “Sarah, they’re f**king spuds, are you for real?”

Big Spuds, baby spuds, beautiful spuds are we

Big Spuds, baby spuds, beautiful spuds are we

Yes I was for real, I was 20 years old, but even then I adored the look of good produce.  Food was and still is damn sexy in my eyes.  And, yes I love shoes, fancy bras, pretty dresses and new perfume but take me to an amazing market, throw in a couple of cocky stallholders and someone to cart my kilos of grub home for me and you’ll hear me sigh.

So to further feed my addiction I captured some veggie porn images at this weeks market.

Go on… admit it, you’re diggin’ my root vegetables ain’t cha?

sexy local carrots looking mighty fine

sexy local carrots looking mighty fine

Perky pumpkins, love, love, love!

Perky pumpkins, love, love, love!

Pretty cauli-flowers!

Pretty cauli-flowers!

And just one more pic for all you non-believers out there.



What gets you excited in the foody world, drop me a message in the comments below?

All comments duly appreciated and probably eaten with relish! x Mwah x

10 Responses to “Cauliflowers, Peppers & Potatoes – Getting Dis Mama All Excited!”

  1. Mr N Cole November 19, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Broad Beans and Bananas.

    I need not elaborate.

  2. Have a laugh on me October 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    This delicious email went to my spam folder – oh the horror, to think that I have missed out on Bradley Cooper perve! Love veggies do look so good and fresh – love me a good spud also – especially baby ones. Umm my favourite vegetable? vodka😉

    • losingmylemons November 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      Oh f**kerty foo flaps! I’ve only just found your comment… I am officially the crappiest blogger in the world!

      OMG I am so with you sister, my favourite veg is wine! xxx

  3. Dinnae October 15, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    just found via another post about body image and daughters, and oh my, you are FUNNY. :) can’t wait to read more.😀

    • losingmylemons October 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Ohhhh fabbo! I better get bloody cracking then ain’t I! lol x

  4. sharon October 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm #


  5. Sue Sharpe (@suesharpe1) October 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    I get excited about the fruit & veg market, too, I just love the colours and smells, the freshness of it all.

    • losingmylemons October 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

      Hi Sue! Thank you for commenting. You’re so right… Tescos just doesn’t push my buttons anymore! xx

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