There is no accounting for taste. It’s one of life’s mysteries. I’ve raised two sons in one household with identical food choices, but only one of them loves fruits and vegetables. I continue to re-introduce different foods, he continues to eschew most of them. Broccoli is not on his short list. He says it’s too bland.
Today, he turned a corner! He invited a young friend to stop by to see the new garden. Together they swept gravel from the path. With joy and pride he trimmed small florets of broccoli to send home with his mate. He then nibbled on one of the organic florets and pronounced: “I like it because it is bland.” Three cheers for second chances and the power of a garden.