Sunday 12 August 2012

Sunday Social (10)

Linking up with Ashley and Neely for the Sunday Social
  • If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    When I was younger I'd have said chocolate without hesitation, but my tooth has got less sweet as I've got older. I'd probably go with raspberries; refreshing yet not too sweet (and lacking in most of the major food groups!).
  • What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food?
    I might not have that sweet tooth, but it is still chocolate - for preference Guylian - and when possible one of their 'special' ranges like Opus.
  • What's the weirdest/craziest thing you've ever eaten?
    I'm not sure about weird/crazy but I've eaten some unusual things; snails (quite a few times), pigeon (hopefully not one of those London street ones), hare (in a casserole), goat (in Jamaica of course) - although the craziest, if received wisdom is to be believe is the hot dogs from the street vendors in New York (!).
  • What foods do you avoid at all costs?
    There isn't much I won't eat (although there are plenty I'd rather not) - the only things I've come across that I can't abide are ochra (also known as lady's fingers) and tapioca (seriously, a milk pudding made of something poisonous if eat raw... how long did it take to work out you needed to cook it?!)
  • What meal reminds you of your childhood?
    It's hard to come up with just one... probably the traditional Sunday roast with beef, roast potatoes and yorkshire pudding (as I'd never be bothered to cook all that); or the oxtail stew with pearl barley and dumplings my Gran used to make. For desert it is all those milk puddings, semolina, rice pudding and tapioca... or a good apple and rhubarb crumble with custard.
  • Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.
    There is a soup that I make (especially in the winter) - follow the link for the recipe. There are lots of similar recipes out there I'm sure but mine came about about 15 years ago when I was sharing a flat and on my own at home. I couldn't be bothered to go shopping and so lunch was 'whatever is in the fridge' which was pretty much vegetables. The best thing about he soup is you can mix and match vegetables, as long as you keep a bit of garlic and chilli for 'kick' it will always be filling and warming.