6 Weird Food Facts About Me!

Ever since I started trolling food blogs I would notice writers responding to ‘being tagged’ and ‘tagging others’. It seemed so fun and cute, grade school and cliquey. As someone who was always picked last in P.E. (gym class) and was never much of a social butterfly, I would often sigh and think, “gee it sure must be fun to be ‘tagged’”. So you can imagine the size of the grin that I flashed when I was tagged last night by Rachel of Rachel’s Bite for the ’6 Weird Things About Me’ meme :D *cue Sally Field ‘You like me, you really like me!* :)

Like her, I am answering this question from the food angle, so here goes…

1. The quickest way to make me gag is to prepare any egg dish where the white is clearly visible. The only way I can tolerate egg white is hardboiled or as a meringue. I consider any other method vile and unpalatable. When making omelettes I beat and beat and beat to destroy all those yucky streaks. If i discern them in the final product I will not eat it.

2. As a child I could not stand any semblance of meat fat, skin, cartilage, or gristle. They made me retch and I called them ‘googoo’. I am now 30 and I still think of them as ‘googoo’ and am not a huge meat eater as a result unless it is filleted, minced, or boneless.

3. Tabasco sauce is the Koolaid of pepper sauces. I could drink it straight from the bottle and sometimes did in college. (They used to put these mini bottles of it on the tables sometimes).

4. Cheese and sweet pickle sandwiches were the best school lunches my mom would pack for me. Love is a cheese and sweet pickle sandwich.

5. The sweet pickles seem to have vanished from the supermarket shelves so we have transferred our love of the green and yellow (subliminal Jamaican propaganda? :P) to cheese and bhagi sandwiches. Love is a Cheese and Bhagi sandwich.

Bhagi (also spelled bhaji) for those not in the know is what we in Trinidad call the amaranth plant. It is used extensively in cooking here, usually as an accompaniment to curried dishes or in callaloo.

From Wikipedia:
Amaranth greens, also called Chinese spinach, hinn choy or yin tsoi (Simplified Chinese: ?????; pinyin: xi?ɬnc?ɬi), callaloo, tampala, or quelite, are a common leaf vegetable throughout the tropics and in many warm temperate regions. They are a very good source of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin, and folate, and dietary minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese. Because of its valuable nutrition, some farmers grow amaranth today. However their moderately high content of oxalic acid inhibits the absorption of calcium, and also means that they should be avoided or eaten in moderation by people with kidney disorders, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis.[citation needed] Reheating cooked amaranth greens is often discouraged, particularly for consumption by small children, as the nitrates in the leaves can be converted to nitrites, similarly to spinach.

Bhagi

[Pic of mom and me picking bhagi brought home from the market. Picking is essential cos of bugs, worms, and leaves that have clearly gone to meet their maker :lol: ]

On a totally random note at the end of the school year here in Trinidad the last week of school was usually a free for all. Teachers are busy grading end-of-term exams and students are allowed to read magazines and play games ‘quietly’ in the classroom to facilitate grading. One of my happier memories was the end-of-term informal UNO ‘tournaments’. I heart UNO! :) Anyway, whenever a player only had green and yellow cards it was referred to as ‘curry and bodi’ as in

Person 1: “Ay yuh have any red?”
Person 2: “Nah dread, is only curry and bodi”

*** Bodi is what we call Yard Long Beans by the way :)

6. I am scared of compote. I think it is th3 evil. My best friend Lynn of RedSheepCrafts.com believes that she convince me otherwise, I shall wait and see.

So there you have it. Six odd food facts about moi :) I hope you are not too alarmed :lol:

Now it is my turn to tag 6 people in term :) Well it only makes sense that the first 5 ‘tagees’ would be my top 5 commenters

1. Lilandra of Where’s my DSLR? (‘d’ title always changin’ :P)
2. Marsha of So Epicurious it Hurts
3. Chennette of Lifespan of a Chennette
4. Burekaboy of Is that my Bur?ɬka?
5. Boo (feel free to reply here or in your blog)

For my 6th tag I have decided on a very intriguing and ?ɬber-serious young man. I am really curious to see if he has an ‘oddball’ side at all :) I always thought ‘oddball’ was a key component of chefology! I hope I am not wrong… :lol:

So Aidan of Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef … TAG! You’re it ;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About 

Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes"

You are here: Home // techniques, thoughts // 6 Weird Food Facts About Me!

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    wow sarina, you ARE odd! (HEHE). seriously though, i think everyone has some weirdness when it comes to food things.

    you guys have such interesting names for things down there ;P “bodi” for longbeans? i thought baji was also called callaloo – or is that just the name of the dish itself?

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    wow sarina, you ARE odd! (HEHE). seriously though, i think everyone has some weirdness when it comes to food things.

    you guys have such interesting names for things down there ;P “bodi” for longbeans? i thought baji was also called callaloo – or is that just the name of the dish itself?

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    googoo?!! i love googoo! LOL. specially the chicken googoo (triangular gristly gelatinous part of it). googoolicious, if you ask me. i think you need to contact oxford and have this word added. LOL :)

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    googoo?!! i love googoo! LOL. specially the chicken googoo (triangular gristly gelatinous part of it). googoolicious, if you ask me. i think you need to contact oxford and have this word added. LOL :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Burekaboy – Bodi is longbeans yes, which reminds me I have to write up my saim post in your honour :) … Bhaji the plant is also callaloo the plant.. i said so above :) There is no dish called bhaji but there is a dish called callaloo … hehehe

    googoo = :cry:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Burekaboy – Bodi is longbeans yes, which reminds me I have to write up my saim post in your honour :) … Bhaji the plant is also callaloo the plant.. i said so above :) There is no dish called bhaji but there is a dish called callaloo … hehehe

    googoo = :cry:

  • http://www.haveworld.blogspot.com Hassan Voyeau

    Curried bhagi? Never heard of that before?¢‚Ǩ¬¶

  • http://www.haveworld.blogspot.com Hassan Voyeau

    Curried bhagi? Never heard of that before?Ǩ

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hassan – for real? you never had bhagi, rice and dhal? I have that way too many times a month… I’ve had it in vegetarian roti more than a few times too… Which part of Trini you hiding? :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hassan – for real? you never had bhagi, rice and dhal? I have that way too many times a month… I’ve had it in vegetarian roti more than a few times too… Which part of Trini you hiding? :)

  • http://www.haveworld.blogspot.com Hassan Voyeau

    I eat bhagi but not with curry in it. Think about it, bhagi is not cooked with curry. It may be eaten with something else curried but it does not contain curry.

  • http://www.haveworld.blogspot.com Hassan Voyeau

    I eat bhagi but not with curry in it. Think about it, bhagi is not cooked with curry. It may be eaten with something else curried but it does not contain curry.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hassan – True. I’ll edit to clarify :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Hassan – True. I’ll edit to clarify :)

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    no, here i was referring to word callaloo and not bhaji; my bad, i wasn’t clear.(but there are quite a few indian dishes called bhajis which are different kinds of vegetables prepared in a specific manner as well as fritter type things commonly known as onion bhaji — amongst other kinds that can be substituted).

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    no, here i was referring to word callaloo and not bhaji; my bad, i wasn’t clear.(but there are quite a few indian dishes called bhajis which are different kinds of vegetables prepared in a specific manner as well as fritter type things commonly known as onion bhaji — amongst other kinds that can be substituted).

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Burekaboy – uh ok :) nice to know :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Burekaboy – uh ok :) nice to know :)

  • Marsha

    Thanks for the tag Nikki…I will do the weird things list…
    Even though I am comfortable with meat and preparing it. I really have to NOT think about it too closely when I am touching raw meat, or I gross myself out hahah

  • Marsha

    Thanks for the tag Nikki…I will do the weird things list…
    Even though I am comfortable with meat and preparing it. I really have to NOT think about it too closely when I am touching raw meat, or I gross myself out hahah

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – me too!!! :) And I don’t know how you cooked that fish with it watching yuh the whole time :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – me too!!! :) And I don’t know how you cooked that fish with it watching yuh the whole time :lol:

  • Marsha

    Girl I aint tell yuh I love fish head!
    I was the only one who used to eat it at home but like they find it looking good when I eat it so they start too. It does taste so good! Believe me yuh missin out!

  • Marsha

    Girl I aint tell yuh I love fish head!
    I was the only one who used to eat it at home but like they find it looking good when I eat it so they start too. It does taste so good! Believe me yuh missin out!

  • Marsha

    Oh yeh..I’m doing the Nigella (my version) fried chicken

  • Marsha

    Oh yeh..I’m doing the Nigella (my version) fried chicken

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – ARRRRGGGGHHHH *runs screaming out the room* …. *pops head back in and sees the word Nigella* *runs off again* :eek:

    • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

      grrrrr

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        lolziez :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – ARRRRGGGGHHHH *runs screaming out the room* …. *pops head back in and sees the word Nigella* *runs off again* :eek:

    • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

      grrrrr

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        lolziez :D

  • Marsha

    Yu don’t like Nigella???
    But what de…?!!!!!

  • Marsha

    Yu don’t like Nigella???
    But what de…?!!!!!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – she’s an evil jammette

  • Helen

    Hi Sarina,

    I remember picking bhagi from the backyard for my mom to cook. It grew wild like a weed. It had sort off a purplish/pinkish tinge to its leaves.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – she’s an evil jammette

  • Helen

    Hi Sarina,

    I remember picking bhagi from the backyard for my mom to cook. It grew wild like a weed. It had sort off a purplish/pinkish tinge to its leaves.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Helen – HI! :) Did you have fun stripping the stems? That is my favorite part :) It used to grow HUGE and wild in the ravines near where I grew up too :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Helen – HI! :) Did you have fun stripping the stems? That is my favorite part :) It used to grow HUGE and wild in the ravines near where I grew up too :)

  • Helen

    Ours weren’t huge. Now, only after you mentioned it, I remember having to peel the skin off the stems. Ahhh, fond memories of being a kid. Sooo, long ago. I have never seen bhagi here in Canada but then again I have never really searched it out.

  • Helen

    Ours weren’t huge. Now, only after you mentioned it, I remember having to peel the skin off the stems. Ahhh, fond memories of being a kid. Sooo, long ago. I have never seen bhagi here in Canada but then again I have never really searched it out.

  • Marsha

    Nah Nah You have to tell me what she do and when…is because she marrid that Satchi and Satchi fella?

  • Marsha

    Nah Nah You have to tell me what she do and when…is because she marrid that Satchi and Satchi fella?

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – lolziez… look how you in this bacchanal thing :) Horning her dying husband is so not cool. Plus she don’t season her meat and wiggling her boobies and lashes at me is a major turnoff. Cook some damn food. And put salt. But I guess if that’s what’s been working for her why stop now.

    • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

      she HORN her dying husband???

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina
        • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

          oh lord

          see
          i wish people would just not publicize celebrities’ lives
          such a waste of space and time…(i don’t mean you…because i remember details like this too and it annoys me)
          i’m happy to know she don’t cook good
          gah!
          gag!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            me eh care. me glad to know. i am an E-holic :D

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            me eh care. me glad to know. i am an E-holic :D

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            E-holic as in E!??
            You and Chennette!!!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            daz meh gyul :D

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            o lord!
            addicts!
            she say oh i only watch the red carpet
            HA!
            loads of people get married and divorced and married and divorced and if a forum i visit don’t post it i don’t know
            but she..!

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            o lord!
            addicts!
            she say oh i only watch the red carpet
            HA!
            loads of people get married and divorced and married and divorced and if a forum i visit don’t post it i don’t know
            but she..!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – lolziez… look how you in this bacchanal thing :) Horning her dying husband is so not cool. Plus she don’t season her meat and wiggling her boobies and lashes at me is a major turnoff. Cook some damn food. And put salt. But I guess if that’s what’s been working for her why stop now.

    • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

      she HORN her dying husband???

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina
        • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

          oh lord

          see
          i wish people would just not publicize celebrities’ lives
          such a waste of space and time…(i don’t mean you…because i remember details like this too and it annoys me)
          i’m happy to know she don’t cook good
          gah!
          gag!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            me eh care. me glad to know. i am an E-holic :D

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            E-holic as in E!??
            You and Chennette!!!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            daz meh gyul :D

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            o lord!
            addicts!
            she say oh i only watch the red carpet
            HA!
            loads of people get married and divorced and married and divorced and if a forum i visit don’t post it i don’t know
            but she..!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – and her accent… gord… ex lax anyone

    Not that I feel strongly or anything :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – and her accent… gord… ex lax anyone

    Not that I feel strongly or anything :lol:

  • Marsha

    Yuh have meh rollin’!!! well ah did find dat the marriage come fast after de death, but ah didn’t know about de hornin!

    She dont season, is true, but she does give meh ideas and I does season it up.
    What ah want yuh to notice is that she does mainly wear black (she lose weight recently so she start with some colors) But the camera does be hazy on she to hide she lower body….

    She chirren does look like the dead husband

  • Marsha

    Yuh have meh rollin’!!! well ah did find dat the marriage come fast after de death, but ah didn’t know about de hornin!

    She dont season, is true, but she does give meh ideas and I does season it up.
    What ah want yuh to notice is that she does mainly wear black (she lose weight recently so she start with some colors) But the camera does be hazy on she to hide she lower body….

    She chirren does look like the dead husband

  • boo

    i will have to think about that to do it! i can not think of anything weird off hand but maybe that is just cause i am used to me :)

  • boo

    i will have to think about that to do it! i can not think of anything weird off hand but maybe that is just cause i am used to me :)

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    You’ll have to be patient – I’ll respond as soon as I can. Got to go to sleep now and get up early for college tomorrow.

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    You’ll have to be patient – I’ll respond as soon as I can. Got to go to sleep now and get up early for college tomorrow.