i'm not going to pretend to be poor.
i am able to go to the grocery store and buy whatever i want.
therefore i am not poor.
however . . . my refrigerator recently broke and i had to throw out much of its contents (which actually were pretty scant in the first place since my roommates don't cook and i have like one friend left to occasionally cook with (hi veda!) and nobody loves me and i can't cook for just me, it's too depressing, so i just eat leftovers from work or oatmeal or frozen chocolate frosting.)
BUT today one of the chefs at work gave me a huge bag with cardoons in it. and i was going to play "iron chef i have nothing but cardoons and pickles and olive oil in my apartment."
until i got home and realized they were not only limp but also moldy!!!
and i ate leftovers con hot sauce instead.
and i have no tales of cooking cardoons for you.
though they looked like a challenge. spines and all.
cry cry cry.