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Most Wonderful Tastes (Of Normal Foodstuffs)

As the year ends and the new begins, lets celebrate the simple joys of food. A piece of raw broccoli or cauliflower while food prepping, a hot slice of bread w/ butter or EVOO, a fresh garden tomato. What are your favorite simple joys? "Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free..."

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  1. ripe avocado. it's back in my daily rotation now that i'm living in Southern California again, and i couldn't be happier about it!

      1. Cheese. Chocolate. So many things.

        1. Warm sun kissed cherry tomatoes, picked off the vine

            1. re: huckfinn

              Freshly picked sweet corn-raw.

              Stopping, while digging clams, the shuck one, rinse it in the sea, and scarf it down. Motivation to keep digging.

              1. re: huckfinn

                Big +1 and bonus points for snagging it from your favorite local farmstand as I do all summer!

                Yellow pear tomatoes straight from the deck.

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  my yellow pear tomatoes were so disappointing this year.... fresh off the vine, still warm from the sun, yet mealy.... but the green zebra ones, those rocked my world. some s&p, a drizzle of balsamic.... that was my lunch for months. if you add some nice raw clams, THEN i'm a happy girl :-)

                  1. re: kubasd

                    Tomatoes did not fare well in many parts of the U.S. this year. Here's hoping for a better crop in 2010.

                    1. re: pikawicca

                      that is for sure, i it made me sad