Let's be honest. Fall vegetables are kinda ugly.
We are talking about gourds, tubers, and fungi, most of which are the color of dirt.
Some have freakish bumps and bulges; others have bizarre stripes, speckles and spots. Most of them look like alien life forms.
And while they can be delicious - especially when laden with olive oil, salt and pepper - these funky fellows rarely show up on any culinary top ten lists.
But I admire them. Despite their earthy inelegance, I appreciate that they show up every year, unapologetically and authentically just being themselves. Warts and all.
I think that I could take a lesson from them.
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