I’ve always been a little fussy about my vegetables, but I have always had a prejudice against raw vegetables, so much so that my mother offered to pay me $20 to eat a small side salad.Up until her passing at age 80, I still hadn’t collected what for most people would have been easy money. I would however eat most common vegetables cooked.They included corn, peas, green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, asparagus, sugar peas, lima beans, succotash and of course potatoes. In the States vegetables are just as important as the meat. In Spain the veg are usually just thrown together and cooked to mush. In England it seems that the only veg that is taken seriously is the potato. Everything else is tasteless or in the case of garden peas,like little bullets. I expected the veg to taste different because of the different soil. What I did not expect was my beloved veg to be so depleted of nutrients and taste that the only vegetable left is the potato. Now instead of being able to have my five a day, new studies have shown that in order to acquire what our five a day gave us, we now need our fourteen a day. Is it any wonder that the health food shops are making a killing in vitamin supplements?