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memes, surveys, etc.

…so beautiful (cough)

summary: recipe for chicken livers, inspired by two recipes in SAVEUR magazine (issues #127 and #117); …so beautiful… information about Beautiful Blogger Award; (click on image to see larger views and more photos)

chicken livers Did you know that fried chicken livers are insanely delicious? How is it that I didn’t know about this delicacy before?!

The first time we were to have them, I said that we HAD to have onions with them. T agreed and asked if I preferred them cut thinly or diced. Here’s how the conversation went:

me: Thinly sliced. They caramelize better.

he: Caramelize?? I’m not cooking them! They’re supposed to be raw.

me: (silent agonized shriek) Raw?! No. When have you ever been served raw onions when you get liver and onions?

he: They’re always raw.

me: (perplexed) On a blue plate special? They’re never raw. (resignedly) But if you want them raw, you can have them raw… I’ll caramelize some onions for me.

he: Okay. Okay. Both ways. (brief pause) Should we have bacon too?

me: Of course!

we: (happy sighs)

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Happiness is… a new (to us) juicer

summary: new (to us) juicer; fruits vs vegetables; happy 101 award recipients (meme); (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

Moulinex juicer I mentioned yesterday that on the weekend we purchased this juicer for $2 (yes, once again; that’s TWO DOLLARS).

When we got home, we immediately made carrot/ginger juice. Because that’s what we had in the fridge. The ginger was a good addition. It masked the decided carrot flavour. I decreed that we had to go out immediately to get some fruit.

I far prefer fruit juice. T, on the other hand, prefers vegetable juice. Which makes zero sense to me. This is the same man who complains bitterly if I suggest that we should have more than two vegetables for dinner. Continue reading

recent commenters’ meme

summary: recent commenters’ meme; recipe (sort of) for pasta with beet tops and pecans

That sneak, Jeanne (Cook Sister!), has tagged me for a meme. Not only has she said that I HAVE to do the meme, she has also given me the following piece of advice when she filled out her recent commenters’ meme questionaire:

Do a Beouwulf-themed parody post featuring eggs and toast. You know you want to ;-)

It’s true, of course. I do want to do Beouwulf-themed parody post featuring eggs and toast. But I haven’t yet finished reading Beouwulf. And naturally, it would be completely wrong to do a parody without having complete knowledge of the original.

But I can immediately do the first part of Jeanne’s formidible task. I don’t very often get directly to memes (I’m still working on Paz’ “10 photos” meme), but Jeanne said I HAVE to do it…

Last 10 people who have commented

  1. Jeanne (Cook sister!)
  2. Pat C (no website listed)
  3. Dee (choos & chews)
  4. Susan (Food Blogga)
  5. Gailann (no website listed)
  6. Kalyn (Kalyn’s Kitchen)
  7. Jude (Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté)
  8. Tanna (My Kitchen in Half Cups)
  9. Susan (Wild Yeast)
  10. Piedro Molinero (Halloumi Cheese)

But WAIT, there’s more!

Now answer the following:

  1. What is your favourite post from number 3’s blog?
  2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you?
  3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog?
  4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from?
  5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be?
  6. Have you every tried something from number 9’s blog?
  7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you?
  8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog?
  9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly?
  10. How did number 5’s blog change your life?
  11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person?
  12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person?
  13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently?
  14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing?
  15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)?

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100 Canadian Foods to Consume (meme)

meme: Maple Syrup & Poutine’s 100 Canadian Foods to Consume: How many have you eaten?

Canada Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) I first saw this list of 100 “Canadian” foods to Consume on Jasmine’s blog, “Confessions of a Cardamom Addict“. Made in response to VGT Omnivore’s Hundred, Danielle (Maple Syrup and Poutine) came up with a list that focused on the top 100 Canadian items to consume. I’m not so sure that they are specifically Canadian foods but it was fun to go through the list anyway. (We’ve been through this before; it’s not so easy to say what is Canadian food: Mmm…Canada (2008), Taste Canada (2005))

I have been all across Canada (except into the territories) and tried many local things. I’m not sure if I counted correctly on Danielle’s list, but I believe I got 51% edit 25 October: make that 50%…. Hmm, does that mean I’m not really Canadian?

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The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred (meme)

meme: Omnivore 100: How many have you eaten?

I don’t fill out that many memes but I saw this meme “Omnivore 100: How many have you eaten?” on Katie’s (Thyme for Cooking) blog.

The list is from Very Good Taste on the 100 foods any self respecting omnivore should try at least once. Like to play along?

  • 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.

Okay, I’ll bite…

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