playing tag

I was tagged the other day, by Nancy of Play With Your Food. I don’t really have any good recipes to report on today, unless you want to hear about oatmeal or leftovers, so I figured I might as well play. The rules are,

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Because I’m lazy, I’m going to ignore numbers 4 and 5 – I never forwarded chain letters, either. But should you feel inclined to pick up the meme, please consider yourself tagged.

In any case, here are my six random things:

1. One night in Florence, I ate for dinner nothing but a single, fresh yellow bell pepper. What can I say, I’m a tightwad.

2. I really, really like Cheetos and potato chips. Sweets I can take or leave, but salt and grease are my drugs of choice.

3. I was named after the author Jessamyn West. I share this honor with a number of other people.

4. I have three cats of whom I am very fond, but I still consider myself basically a dog person.

5. As well as being involved with blogging, photography, music, gardening, cooking, and working a day job, I am also a handweaver. Yes, I have too many hobbies.

6. I once played for flute master Louis Moyse, for a workshop. When I finished, he kissed me on top of the head. I’m still not sure why.

That’s it! Feel free to pick up the theme, and drop me a comment!

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The Omnivore’s Hundred

in the pantry

Since I started working on this post, it seems like everyone’s been doing it. I guess I may as well finish up and post before I’m suddenly behind the times…

This was a fun challenge from the blog Very Good Taste, featuring a list of foods every omnivore should (theoretically) try. Some are unusual and challenging, some not so much – depending on what part of the world you’re from.

Here are the rules for anyone who wants to take part:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (not opposed, but not very interested)
3.
Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (does a county fair booth count?)
16.
Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Raspberry good. Cranberry OK. Guava disgusting)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream Continue reading

The Omnivore's Hundred

in the pantry

Since I started working on this post, it seems like everyone’s been doing it. I guess I may as well finish up and post before I’m suddenly behind the times…

This was a fun challenge from the blog Very Good Taste, featuring a list of foods every omnivore should (theoretically) try. Some are unusual and challenging, some not so much – depending on what part of the world you’re from.

Here are the rules for anyone who wants to take part:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea (not opposed, but not very interested)
3.
Huevos rancheros

4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart (does a county fair booth count?)
16.
Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes (Raspberry good. Cranberry OK. Guava disgusting)
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream Continue reading