Puddings & Toyboys

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Daily Archives: 19 September 2013

VeGducating Thomas: Beetroot

Continuing in the VeGducating Thomas series, I am happy to report that Thomas is also partial to a beetroot stalk.

I class beetroot as a hard-core vegetable.  It is a reddish, purple colour.  That alone puts it into the high-risk category.  I pegged an innocent, though scary-looking stalk in Thomas & Phinny’s cage & sat back to watch events unfold.  It did not take Thomas long to investigate this strange thing.  In fact, the brave boy went ahead & tasted it.  I believe he liked what he tasted.  Later on, when he was out & about, he discovered another piece on top of the cage & had to try that too.

This bravery was undertaken before seeing the others try it.  I was pretty impressed.

Phineas did have a brief lick but did not embrace the stalk like Thomas did.  It has been awhile since I have offered beetroot to Cagney & Bezukhov (see post All Things Pink) but once presented with the stalk I was pleased it did not take them too long to remember that they used to like sucking the juice out of it.