Another Thing About Okra

As I’ve said before, I’ve come around about okra. Used to hate it. Love it. This is partly due to intensive lobbying by Dani Greer and Leslea Tash, but also because I was assured that baking okra would turn it good.

It did.

I’ve since come to love it all kinds of ways, even slimy. Isn’t that strange?

And here’s another thing: Okra blossoms are GORGEOUS! Okra is in the hollyhock/rose-o-sharon family, and it shows. Here are some snappies I took of an okra blossom.

okrafrontokrasideokrawantsThe ants like ’em, too.

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the topic of food presentation. Please note that I do not “plate” the food. Neither do I mug the coffee nor bowl the soup.

One is also being interviewed today at The Diesel-Electric Elephant. Toddle over and have a dekko.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character changes their mind about something surprising.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Another Thing About Okra

  1. Jo

    September 25, 2013 at 6:40am

    OK – that is pretty flower. 😀

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      Marian Allen

      September 25, 2013 at 8:02am

      It has to have SOMETHING going for it, right? 😀 We pretty well eat out of the garden and from the farmers’ market in the summer, so I’ve learned to like quite a few foods I didn’t like before. As long as it’s fresh and local. In the winter, when we eat from the store, I’m pickier.

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