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Tuesday, 13 November 2007

one fact, word or tidbit: meme

Filed under: crossblogging,food & drink,meme — ejm @ 23:20 EDT

one fact, word or tidbit meme

That sneak Jeanne (Cook Sister!) has nominated me for continuing this meme! There are only six letters in Jeanne’s name. What was she thinking?! There are NINE (count them… 9!!!) letters in my name. I can hardly count past four….

Okay, okay… I’ll get started…

Enough whining.

Lasagne: no need to go further, really, is there?

Ice cream: I scream; you scream; we all scream…. Yes, it’s true. Ice Cream is not my absolute favourite. But it would be great if it weren’t so COLD. It used to drive me crazy when I was a kid and cantaloupe (another non-favourite) was being served for dessert. Someone would say, “but it has ice cream” in an attempt to tantalize me into retracting my decision to not have dessert. (Why on earth was it so important for me to eat dessert?! :stomp:)

Zest: whenever lemon, lime or orange juice is called for, I like to add at least a little bit of zest as well.

Apple pie with sharp cheddar cheese is one of my favourite things. Once when I was out of town for work in a small town, I ordered apple pie for dessert at the hotel restaurant. This is how the conversation went:

Server: Would you like your pie to be warm?

Me: Yes please!

Server: (smiling) With ice cream?

Me: No thank you, with a slice of cheddar cheese, if you have it.

Server: (stunned silence) …cheddar cheese?! Okay….

And the piece of pie arrived, steaming beautifully, topped with a big wedge of melted cheddar cheese! I couldn’t quite contain my surprise and the server looked crestfallen, worried that I was going to send it back. But it looked and smelled fine. And you know what? It was fabulous!

Bread: yeasted, unyeasted, wildyeasted, wholegrain, sweet, savoury, flat, toasted, broken and warm with sweet butter… who says one can’t live on bread alone? :-)

Eating: (I know… at least one other person has used that same word for “E”. C’est la vie.)

T: my husband and my chef – without him, life would be awfully dull.

WHole wheat flour is the best thing, well, since sliced bread. I always add a tiny amount to any of the white flour bread I bake. I learned this from Carol Field in “The Italian Baker”, its presence in the bread mimics hand-milled flour and lends a lovely nutty flavour.

And there you have it. The only thing left is to nominate 9 people to continue with this meme.

Keeping with the theme of the meme, to use each letter in my first name, I nominate the people who create these blogs that I like to read when I get the chance.

Oh dear. I hope that

  1. None of these people have already been nominated.
  2. Nobody minds being nominated.
  3. None of them feel any obligation to complete the meme if they don’t want to.

Emma (Laughing Gastronome)
Jenn (The Leftover Queen)
Ivonne (Cream Puffs in Venice)
Zorra (Kochtopf)
Alanna (A Veggie Venture)
Brilynn (Jumbo Empanadas)
Sher (What Did You Eat?)
Katie (Thyme for Cooking)
Danielle (Habeas Brülée)

List one fact, word or tidbit that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your first or middle name. You can theme it to your blog or make it general. Then tag one person for each letter of your name.

For complete details about this meme, please see:
Charlotte’s Web – me got skillz

  • Jeanne

    Hurrah! And with minimal whining too ;-) I knew you’d be great – and it wasn’t as it I asked for it to be done in iambic pentametre or anything :o)

    Great list of facts and I can see why we’re friends with the E for Eating thing. I’m also with you on the wholewheat flour thing – I replaced all the flour in sume muffins the other day with wholewheat flour and they were glorious.

    The apple pie and cheese story is hilarious but fully understandable as I have always had a love for contrasting sweet and savoury tastes on one plate. Marmite, jam and cheese sandwich anyone?!

  • ejm

    I suppose I should be thankful for small mercies, Jeanne. I hadn’t thought about the fact that I wasn’t required to write the meme in Chaucerian English. (Oh oh. I hope I haven’t given you any ideas for the future!)

    Muffins made with 100% wholewheat flour are good, aren’t they? Sometimes, though, I find that too much wholewheat flour can make things just a bit too Birkenstock/Granola/long-hair-parted-in-the-middle/bandanna for my taste. H.e.a.v.y….

    I always thought that apple pie and cheddar cheese was a standard thing. Am I wrong? (It’s WAY better than apple pie and ice cream….)

  • Katie

    I was going to whine because my name has a ‘K’…then I thought of Zorra….
    Okay, I’ll do it, haven’t done it before….
    Love the apple pie story

  • Susan from Food Blogga

    Ha! Zest for “Z.” I was wondering what that was gonna be. :)


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