I do apologize for the extended pause in Weird Vegetable adventures. I've been traveling and working on other projects but continue to ponder the mysteries of the vegetable universe. Today, while scraping brown rice crust from the bottom of a pot with a small wooden spoon, I got emotional about how much I love small wooden spoons. That is to say, it's getting a little loopy around here. More reports from Rio as soon as I get my head together again and stop dreaming about fossilized geckos and snakes whose faces spell out the word O V O (egg in Portuguese).
Here is another photo of my beloved wooden spoon, with other objects for scale.