Spinach gets my vote. Not only is it delicious and a nutritional powerhouse, but it is totally versatile. You can eat it raw or cooked and you can add it to just about anything, making that anything infinitely better. I'm surprised that some clever purveyor of spirits has not yet thought to add it to pitchers of beer on St Patrick's Day. Far superior to green food colouring. You get your requisite green colour, but instead of some nasty chemicals, you get nutrition.
What food item would you add to everything, given your druthers?
But all thoughts are not on produce around here lately.
I'm still very saddened by Alex Chilton's death last night. I had just started getting familiar with the music of Big Star. In fact, the day before he died, I bought my first Big Star cd.
Prior to Big Star, Alex Chilton was in the Box Tops, who had a number one hit single in the 60's, with The Letter. Do you remember that song? Sure you do ... get me a ticket for an aeroplane, ain't got time to take a fast train... Amazingly, Alex Chilton was 16 at the time.
There have been all together too many untimely deaths in music recently. Since Christmas alone, we lost Vic Chestnutt, Jay Reatard, Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, and now Alex Chilton. Gordon Lightfoot, thankfully, is still alive.
Here's a little Big Star -