Like many of you, when I ate broccoli as a kid…

13 Mar

I would imagine I was a giant eating trees.

Now whenever I eat steamed kale,

I imagine I’m a dinosaur from the Primeval World at Disneyland.

photo courtesy of Matt Brady

37 Responses to “Like many of you, when I ate broccoli as a kid…”

  1. Sam G March 13, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Have you ever eaten this broccoli?

    • Janet March 15, 2011 at 9:26 am #


      • Sam G March 15, 2011 at 10:50 am #

        The math in nature

  2. MARTA March 13, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    haaaaaaahahaahhahaahhaha I never ate broccoli agrrrrrrrrr hahahahah no me gusta!!!

  3. Ali M March 13, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    this is worth actually typing out – laughing out loud!

  4. Melody March 13, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    And brussels sprouts were brains. lol

  5. Debbie M. March 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    LOL, too funny! For me, spinach was always seaweed.

  6. Thoughts Appear March 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I was obsessed with broccoli when I was younger. I used to grab it from the freezer when my mom wasn’t looking. She pretty much always caught me though since at 4 I wasn’t very stealthy.

  7. leendadll March 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    made me laugh!

    though… why are you eating steamed kale?!? bleh!

  8. carol March 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    have you tried baked kale chips?

  9. KLMZ March 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I have a friend who, whenever he eats broccolini, pretends that he is the ‘gentle Brian-saurus.’ It’s really adorable.

  10. ChiTown Girl March 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    You’re so silly!

  11. Tamara March 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    I just love you. That’s all. I always, always smile when I read your blog.

  12. mrcelofan March 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    ¿ Y estornudas como los de Parque Jurásico ? 😉

  13. Mighty Morfin March 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    That’s a good one Jorge!! I like the picture of the dinosaurs from Disneyland!! I actually didn’t like broccoli until I worked at a daycare and a few kids took the challenge with me to try broccoli for the first time…it worked! Not only did I get some kids to eat and like broccoli, I was hooked as well!! Thanks so much for all you share with us, dude! Have a great day!!

  14. Jules March 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    So, yeah, steamed kale. What does it taste like? I never see it at the garden centers where I live so I’m guessing it doesn’t like to grow out here. Or maybe I need to grow it from seed? You’ve got me curious to try it.

  15. Sam G March 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Kale’s pretty good if it’s cooked right

  16. Lurkertype March 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm #


    The Jorgesaurus is a gentle creature, very jovial, loyal, and humorous.

  17. JS March 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I love steamed kale! And broccoli! And dinosaurs! And seeing you have a sky-high cameo on my favorite show. 🙂 Nice one.

  18. Donna Becker March 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    my granddaughters call broccoli ‘little trees’! Just found your blog ( actually i just watched ALL the Lost episodes on Netflix in one sitting and Im a bit rummy).. am I too late saying how sorry for the loss of your sweet dog? I know how much that can hurt.

  19. The Rev March 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Hey Carol, my wife made kale chips last week. AWESOME!

  20. DANIEL ELCHE March 14, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I love the broccoli on the grill with a little oil and salt.

  21. Claudia March 14, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    You are hysterical.
    I have the TV on trying to find out which roads are flooded and come online and have a good laugh from you.
    Thanks Jorge!

  22. Dan March 14, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    hahaha awesome!!!

    I usually cook spaghetti with broccoli & shrimps, (in less than 15 mins)

    this is how it looks like:

    (If you wish I’ll post the recipe)

  23. Sam G March 14, 2011 at 7:21 am #


  24. Jeff March 14, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Who’s the smaller dinosaur supposed to represent?

  25. jennY March 14, 2011 at 10:46 am #


  26. jackie March 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    lots of butter and garlic..then roast all veggies you really don’t works.

  27. kake79 March 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I’m surprised no one’s commented on Jorge’s choice of Giant. The wonderful Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride. I love that movie!

  28. Katherine March 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Hahaha! You are so awesome.

  29. Melinda March 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I think I like reading your site because you remind me so much of my husband. He’s going to love the kale/dino connection. Might actually get him to eat more of it.

  30. Janet March 15, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Kale is good for you, Jorge. Eat your Kale, and don’t poop in the garden!


    (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

    P.S. You’re not THAT big!

  31. Matt March 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    Wow, I’m indirectly famous now! 🙂

    I took that Disneyland dinosaur photo! I’m a regular reader of your blog and laughed at the dinosaur comparison, then looked closer and closer at the photo and though it looked awfully familiar (but then again, thousands of people take photos of that dinosaur), so I compared with my website and found a match.

    Here’s the gallery where that photo originated:

    I’m not a photographer by trade, I upload them for friends, family, and everyone to see so you’re free to use it as you see fit, but it would be unbelievably awesome if you could add a “Thanks to Matt Brady for the photo” below it or something like that.

  32. Johanna March 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    I was totally on the train on Saturday and saw those awesome dinosaurs. Do you have an annual pass? It’s only $35/month for Premium… I’m there almost weekend. It’s a sickness, but a good one.

  33. 3kids3cats1dog March 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Somehow your blog linked to mine about broccoli! That is cool. Unfortunately I am the only person in my house that likes broccoli. Small world.

  34. Tammie March 19, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    When I was a kid, my siblings and I traded veggies. (I ate the baby peas, my brother ate the broccoli, my sister ate the creamed corn.) My mom is… well let’s just say you will never get food poisioning from undercooked food at her house. All veggies were thoroughly boiled:oP I like crisp, plain steamed or raw veggies. I could live without meat, but I married the son of a butcher, and just getting him adjusted to not eating meat every day has taken 20 years. I do remember eating broccoli at a friend’s house once as a child and thinking that it looked like a little tree.

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