Mint

The world is like a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn. -Mary Maclane

Butternut Squash

noun 1. is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It grows on a vine.

Banana Peppers

noun 1. is a member of the chili pepper family. It is often pickled and used as an ingredient in sandwiches. It is a variety of the species Capsicum annuum. Its shape and color resembles a banana. Its flavor is not very hot, and as is the case with most peppers, its hotness depends on the maturity of the pepper, with the most ripe being sweeter than younger ones.

Jalapeno

noun 1. is a medium-sized chili pepper that has a warm, burning sensation when eaten. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches  long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red.

Basil

noun 1. Basil, originally from India, is best known as a culinary herb prominently featured in Italian cuisine, and also plays a major role in the Northeast Asian cuisine of Taiwan and the Southeast Asian cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves may taste somewhat like anise, with a strong, pungent, often sweet smell.

Eggplant

“I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.” -Ursula K. Le Guin

Peppers

“Some olive oils are even rated as zero-cough, one-cough or two-cough. But you don’t feel the sensation until it is deep in your throat. It’s not like hot peppers, which burn everywhere.” -Gary Beauchamp

Cucumber

“He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sun-beams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.” -Gulliver’s Travels

Asparagus

“Are you casting asparagus on my cooking?” -Curly Howard

Bell Pepper

“We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables – the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers – to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.” -Jane Elliot