Words and I do not get along. Which is odd, as I enjoyed creative writing when I was in school. I always wrote in an informal, conversational tone – a natural fit with my blogging today. But, honestly, I struggle with words. One of the biggest obstacles I have with my blog is with the blog post itself. The recipes and ideas flow naturally for me. I relish in the creative process and I love matching vibrantly colored foods and photographing moods through my recipes. But, the words to describe it or to talk about my recipes? It’s a struggle.
My eldest, The Professor, is witty. From the age of two he spoke eloquently in both Farsi and English. He comes up with crazy stories and his vocabulary today is richer than mine – and he’s practically thirteen. The Professor is also rather philosophical and he’s great at finding loopholes when arguing with his ‘ole Mom and Dad.
Middle Child, on the other hand, can’t be bothered with words. When he was a preschooler, he was famous for making up words when he didn’t know or forgot a word. For example, “uneraser” and “the day after today.” I don’t know why “tomorrow” or the days of the week were so difficult for him to memorize. But even today, when you correct him, he just waves his hand and says, “Whatever, Mommy.”
So, words come easy to one child, ye, words don’t come easy for another child (and it doesn’t bother him one bit). My daughter sings her words with a laugh, twirl and a smile. English is my husband’s second language, but he’s definitely NOT a man of few words.
But, me? I’m still quiet, both in person and online. Still trying to find the right words to express the right sentiment, the right story.
What does this have to do with my Blueberry Feta Quinoa Salad?
I didn’t want to talk about how great this tasted. It tastes “great.” It is healthy, full of fiber, antioxidants and fresh ingredients. Flavored with fresh mint, key limes (picked from my friend, Linda’s key lime tree) and served with a little drizzle of lemon flavored extra virgin olive oil.
Boring words. NOT boring flavor.