Those Peas Were Kind of Bitter


Once in a while I like to photograph my food and today I had an especially good lunch in a little out-of-the-way Italian place.  Italian food is one of my favorites (aren’t they all?) so I was particularly happy when I found out that’s where we were going.  The menu wasn’t huge and that also made me happy.  I think too many choices just confuses people; especially hungry people.  And did you ever notice that when you have a group around a table, almost everyone asks,”what are you having?”  I finally narrowed it down to two choices:  pasta pomodoro or tilapia.  As you can see, I chose the tilapia, cooked just like veal piccata and served on a bed of fresh spinach, accompanied by fresh pasta in olive oil and garlic.  I could have said no to the freshly grated parmesan cheese but I didn’t.  Not on your life!

Side note: you’ll notice the capers on the tilapia.  Well … when my son got out of the Army, I thought I’d make him a nice, home-cooked meal, so I prepared chicken piccata, complete with capers, etc.  He ate everything on his plate and said, “Mom, I really don’t want to hurt your feelings but those peas were kind of bitter.”  When I explained that they were capers, he laughed a huge belly laugh and told me that it would take him a while to get used to “civilian” food again.  Namaste’

“Civilian” Food




8 Comments Add yours

  1. Patti says:

    Loved it, made me smile. Your food looked yummy too. Seems like you go out to lunch a lot. What’s up with that?


    1. Well, remember I once said that my idea of a great kitchen was a wall of vending machines? I was kidding about that but I still don’t like to cook, so I take advantage of every opportunity to let someone else do it. Love you tons!


  2. zannyro says:

    LOL, LOL! I LOVE capers…”bitter peas” ..LOL!


    1. We still laugh about that from time to time. He tries to deny he said it, but I was there 🙂


  3. Seasonsgirl says:

    Cute story we love capers in our house 🙂


    1. They add just the right amount of pizazz to certain foods. We like them, too. Thanks for the like and your comment.


  4. sybaritica says:

    The picata style tilapia is a clever idea!


  5. Boomie Bol says:

    Ha ha funny!!!


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