19 September 2008

my sewing machine...

is somewhere in there. really. I decided to rearrange my whole house and this is what I got in my back room.

I have nothing new and crafty to show. Instead I borrowed this from soon, then.

100 foods to try or not to try:

Want to try it?

Here’s what you do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.

2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.

3) Italicize any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos Rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile (does alligator count?)
6. Black pudding (no. way.)
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
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns. Cacoila?
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea ( that sounds awful.)
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O shots
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more ( single malt Scoth?)
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini (blech, gin.)
58. Beer above 8% ABV (blech, beer.)
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis (ewwww)
69. Fried plantain ( my brother makes awesome fried plantains!)
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette (see # 68)
71. Gazpacho7
2. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom Yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers ( had edible flowers on my wedding cake)
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor ( it sounds soooo tasty!)
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Is forty-four bad? I suppose it's an excuse to get the husband to take me out more?

How many have you had?


Allison said...

Woah... you ate road kill... and a snail!? Yes, I think your hubby needs to take you out more! ;0)

Laura said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I found your blog via Crazy Mom Quilts and really like your projects. I've seen this list around a lot lately--maybe I'll have to do it myself. I'm pretty impressed that you've eaten roadkill!!

I wanted to let you know that a clotted cream tea is not actually referring to tea made with clotted cream--which does sound disgusting. But--a cream tea is a type of traditional English dining experience. Usually they are only served until the early afternoon and consist of tea and scones. The scones are served with a variety of jams and toppings and clotted cream is one of them. It is not gross at all--basically it tastes like a less tart, slightly runnier cream cheese or maybe marscapone. It's especially tasty to spread some clotted cream on a scone and then top with jam. Yum.