We didn't put much in our garden this year. We planted zucchini, broccoli, tomatoes, and green peppers. Fortunately, all the plants thrived and we've had lots of fresh produce. However, all these homegrown vegetables have reminded me of something: produce isn't always picture perfect.
Our green peppers are funny shapes and often come with sun burned spots. Our tomatoes almost all have cracks from the heat. The broccoli is scraggly, and even some of the zucchini are weird (like the one that ran into the edge of the garden box as it grew.) The stuff that comes out of our garden rarely looks like something you'd get at a store.
The good news is, funny looking produce is still delicious. Plus, there is something very satisfying about cooking with freshly picked vegetables, despite imperfections. That said, when I shop for produce at a store, I always go for the pretty stuff. Why is that? A perfectly shaped pepper doesn't taste any better.
Do you judge produce by the look too or am I just being weird?