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: ?®‚Ä?‚Ä??®¬č?ě; pinyin: xi?ɬ†nc?ɬ†i), 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?ɬ©ka?
5. Boo (feel free to reply here or in your blog)

For my 6th tag I have decided on a very intriguing and ?ɬşber-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://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – yes gyul. De first man alive. De first man on he deathbed and she datin’ de next ‘moneyed papi’… and yuh know them situations done already doh happen overnight… so who knows how long that pipeline was fillin :P then she have the nerve to say ‘oh he gave his blessing’ .. the man dyin’ what he supposed to feel and say? yuh clearly showed your priorities aight? dat just get me vex!!!! nah nah i can’t forget that!

    Yuh know I notice is mostly boobz and eyez they focus on. I feel she have some middle aged hips there. So the camera pullin’ out the Barbara Walters filter? TOO FUNNY!!!

    Yuh see when chirren look like yuh dead husband.. dat is KARMA!!!>.. look at Courtney Love child… don’t get me started on COURTNEY LOVE!!!! she and Nigella should start a book club :twisted:

    • Marsha

      AHHH Yes..De Passion of Nigella!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Marsha – yes gyul. De first man alive. De first man on he deathbed and she datin’ de next ‘moneyed papi’… and yuh know them situations done already doh happen overnight… so who knows how long that pipeline was fillin :P then she have the nerve to say ‘oh he gave his blessing’ .. the man dyin’ what he supposed to feel and say? yuh clearly showed your priorities aight? dat just get me vex!!!! nah nah i can’t forget that!

    Yuh know I notice is mostly boobz and eyez they focus on. I feel she have some middle aged hips there. So the camera pullin’ out the Barbara Walters filter? TOO FUNNY!!!

    Yuh see when chirren look like yuh dead husband.. dat is KARMA!!!>.. look at Courtney Love child… don’t get me started on COURTNEY LOVE!!!! she and Nigella should start a book club :twisted:

    • Marsha

      AHHH Yes..De Passion of Nigella!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Boo – Well let’s not use weird :D How about things that are ‘totally boo’ :D I went with things that seemed to be ‘very me’ :D

    Trig – in the words of Louis Armstrong, we have alllll the tiiiiime in the world :D I thought college was Brit for high school? :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Boo – Well let’s not use weird :D How about things that are ‘totally boo’ :D I went with things that seemed to be ‘very me’ :D

    Trig – in the words of Louis Armstrong, we have alllll the tiiiiime in the world :D I thought college was Brit for high school? :)

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    EW
    I hate…what
    27 comments
    so long to scroll/read
    I forget what
    Now must scroll up and hope I find it…and remember when I scroll back down.

    Life is hard.
    Almost got distracted because I hate bhaji but I knew that wasn’t it.

    I HATE TABASCO.
    It’s yucky :-p
    I want real pepper sauces.
    I hate that those American style places come down here and all they have is Tabasco. They should have some real pepper sauce bottles in the back. This Tabasco really bugs me.
    Especially when you ask if they have pepper sauce and they say yes and bring out Tabasco.

    missed me? :)

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    EW
    I hate…what
    27 comments
    so long to scroll/read
    I forget what
    Now must scroll up and hope I find it…and remember when I scroll back down.

    Life is hard.
    Almost got distracted because I hate bhaji but I knew that wasn’t it.

    I HATE TABASCO.
    It’s yucky :-p
    I want real pepper sauces.
    I hate that those American style places come down here and all they have is Tabasco. They should have some real pepper sauce bottles in the back. This Tabasco really bugs me.
    Especially when you ask if they have pepper sauce and they say yes and bring out Tabasco.

    missed me? :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra! – :) wondered where you were :) Figured you were filling up people’s children’s heads with ideaz an ting :D Tabasco is a joke. They bring out Tabasco when you ask them for PEPPER SAUCE? Lawd help me :lol:

    You hate bhaji? :) you ain’t easy lolz :D Is easy to overcook… it’s not nice overcooked… but it’s heaven with CHEESE :)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra! – :) wondered where you were :) Figured you were filling up people’s children’s heads with ideaz an ting :D Tabasco is a joke. They bring out Tabasco when you ask them for PEPPER SAUCE? Lawd help me :lol:

    You hate bhaji? :) you ain’t easy lolz :D Is easy to overcook… it’s not nice overcooked… but it’s heaven with CHEESE :)

  • http://rachelsbite.blogspot.com Rachel

    you are hysterical! cheese and pickles? what kind of cheese did your mom use? it sounds like the cravings of a pregnant woman!

  • http://rachelsbite.blogspot.com Rachel

    you are hysterical! cheese and pickles? what kind of cheese did your mom use? it sounds like the cravings of a pregnant woman!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rachel – Cheddar cheese!! :D Oh it’s sooooo good :D Salty, sweet, chewy and creamy :) You can’t lose :lol:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Rachel – Cheddar cheese!! :D Oh it’s sooooo good :D Salty, sweet, chewy and creamy :) You can’t lose :lol:

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I eat spinach and feta…:-p

    I ate Tabasco “willingly” once in a Friendly’s. I was in school and had this craving for fries smothered in ketchup, mustard and pepper. They brought out the Tabasco (I expected this) and went searching for mustard. Needless to say roommate and friend were amused.

    I noticed the tag…will get around to it.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I eat spinach and feta…:-p

    I ate Tabasco “willingly” once in a Friendly’s. I was in school and had this craving for fries smothered in ketchup, mustard and pepper. They brought out the Tabasco (I expected this) and went searching for mustard. Needless to say roommate and friend were amused.

    I noticed the tag…will get around to it.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Oh, I told my students they are deserving of respect too.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Oh, I told my students they are deserving of respect too.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – yeah! Iz a ‘po man’s spinach and feta :D Which is funny cos I figure spinach and feta was po’ man food at some point too :lol: OMG! FRIENDLY’S!!! I forgot about Friendly’s :D Oh the flashback :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – yeah! Iz a ‘po man’s spinach and feta :D Which is funny cos I figure spinach and feta was po’ man food at some point too :lol: OMG! FRIENDLY’S!!! I forgot about Friendly’s :D Oh the flashback :D

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    And it was a Friendly’s in Hadley. I don’t think I ever went to the one in Northampton. But I did go to the bookstore across the road. I like that bookstore.

    *sniffle*

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    And it was a Friendly’s in Hadley. I don’t think I ever went to the one in Northampton. But I did go to the bookstore across the road. I like that bookstore.

    *sniffle*

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    lord…work :-) I eh get round to answering your 5 questions yet, but I home again after days of long 12-14 hour meetings, so there is hope! And of course for the weird food things – I have many weird food things…

    and YAY I have been tagged!

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    lord…work :-) I eh get round to answering your 5 questions yet, but I home again after days of long 12-14 hour meetings, so there is hope! And of course for the weird food things – I have many weird food things…

    and YAY I have been tagged!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – I miss that town :cry: did you ever go to Herrells… the root beer floats were INSANE@!! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Lilandra – I miss that town :cry: did you ever go to Herrells… the root beer floats were INSANE@!! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – Tagz r luv :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    Chennette – Tagz r luv :D

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I don’t like root beer! :-p
    But, I think I took mom to Herrells.
    I had their mint chocolate fudge sauce once…awesome awesome awesome.
    But I did like Bart’s in Amherst (much closer than Herrells) and I bought…um breakfast…etc alot there.

    I miss Amherst too. I miss Northampton too because I know there were so much things I hadn’t found yet. A new chocolate shop opened before I left. It sold solid thick chocolate drinks.

    eep

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I don’t like root beer! :-p
    But, I think I took mom to Herrells.
    I had their mint chocolate fudge sauce once…awesome awesome awesome.
    But I did like Bart’s in Amherst (much closer than Herrells) and I bought…um breakfast…etc alot there.

    I miss Amherst too. I miss Northampton too because I know there were so much things I hadn’t found yet. A new chocolate shop opened before I left. It sold solid thick chocolate drinks.

    eep

  • http://thedancingfoodie.blogspot.com Honey

    I didn’t know that you knew NoHo Sarina. I don’t get there as often as I like, but it’s only an hour or so away from here. My friend was going to school at UMass, and we’d go visit her and hang out in Northampton. There’s a really great Mexican place there that I can’t remember the name of just now.

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I went to Smith Honey :) I used to love Cha Cha Cha but i heard they deteriorated and eventually closed… damn shame… loved taipai tokyo too :D

      • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

        Cha Cha Cha closed?
        I wonder if I knew that.
        I had awesome fish tacos there once!!!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          and their quesadillas! and that kinda mango chutney salsa thing they had in the little bowl… DEEVINE!!

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            i went once
            *sniffle*

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            AWW :cry:

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            oh well

    • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

      i went umass
      i don’t think i ever went to a single-sex school!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        except for prep school is only single sex i know :D

        • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

          tsk tsk tsk

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            :)

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            :)

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            why does it keep saying comments won’t nest below this level yet i see nesting!

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            oh i see it now

            yikes my hand is cramping
            *worried*

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            oh i see it now

            yikes my hand is cramping
            *worried*

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            it teachin yuh not to challenge the nestin :)

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            haha
            i think we talk too much for the nesting

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            haha
            i think we talk too much for the nesting

  • http://thedancingfoodie.blogspot.com Honey

    I didn’t know that you knew NoHo Sarina. I don’t get there as often as I like, but it’s only an hour or so away from here. My friend was going to school at UMass, and we’d go visit her and hang out in Northampton. There’s a really great Mexican place there that I can’t remember the name of just now.

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      I went to Smith Honey :) I used to love Cha Cha Cha but i heard they deteriorated and eventually closed… damn shame… loved taipai tokyo too :D

      • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

        Cha Cha Cha closed?
        I wonder if I knew that.
        I had awesome fish tacos there once!!!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          and their quesadillas! and that kinda mango chutney salsa thing they had in the little bowl… DEEVINE!!

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            i went once
            *sniffle*

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            AWW :cry:

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            oh well

    • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

      i went umass
      i don’t think i ever went to a single-sex school!

      • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

        except for prep school is only single sex i know :D

        • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

          tsk tsk tsk

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            :)

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            why does it keep saying comments won’t nest below this level yet i see nesting!

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            oh i see it now

            yikes my hand is cramping
            *worried*

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            it teachin yuh not to challenge the nestin :)

          • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

            haha
            i think we talk too much for the nesting

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Voila! My Weird Food Facts, although I only tagged 3 people…
    chennette.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/6-weird-food-facts-about-me/

  • http://chennette.wordpress.com Chennette

    Voila! My Weird Food Facts, although I only tagged 3 people…
    chennette.wordpress.com/2007/01/21/6-weird-food-facts-about-me/

© 2010-2014 TriniGourmet.com All Rights Reserved -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright

Trinigourmet is a division of SarinaNow.com