Can a picky eater overcome a lifelong aversion to "branching out"?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Due to tablet compatibility issues, this blog has moved to wordpress. It can be found over here!  I hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Finally!! (For real this time...)

Our Christmas present to ourselves was to buy a tablet! So, now we have a comfortable computer again.  So as soon as I get pictures loaded on to this thing I can finally get to writing all those blogs that have been waiting patiently all this time.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So like I said, we got a home computer.  But it is a big desktop and we weren't able to find a really comfortable place to use it.  I have discovered that a key factor involved in my likelihood to use a computer is whether it is a giant desktop with a highly uncomfortable arrangement, or a little laptop that I can sink into the couch on.  So despite the fact that I have access to what is needed to write blogs, I sincerely lack the motivation and willingness to spend any amount of time on the computer.  I want to write blogs!  I have the pictures!  I have plans!  I have ideas for the future!  I just really, really, REALLY don't want to sit at that computer.  So....I would like to say there will be a new blog up soon, but if I am honest, I really think it is going to end up waiting until I get a more portable, comfortable computer set up....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

And we're back!!!

Finally got a computer, finally got it hooked up and finally got some pictures downloaded!  New posts coming soon!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Quick update

So, I am having computer issues at the moment so it may be a bit before I can update.  But I have things to tell you all!!  Some awesome stuff!  Some "if it tweak the recipe here and a little bit here it has the potential for awesomeness" stuff!!  And one "I can't believe I spent all these years -not- eating this!!" stuff.  So, stay tuned!  Once our computer heals, I will be back to the regularly scheduled blogging!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

When is Guacamole Not Guacamole?

So guacamole is full of things that I do not enjoy.  I don't like the color. I don't like avacados in general.  I don't like the texture.  And I am not a big fan of dips in general, with salsa being one of the few exceptions.  Even then, I am really picky.

Awhile ago, we were at someone's house and they brought out guacamole.  They were very proud of this guacamole.  They were a tiny bit pushy about the guacamole.  And they seemed somewhat offended when I said I didn't like guacamole.  It was....uncomfortable.  So after staring it down for awhile, I went for it.

Sort of.  I took the smallest amount possible that could still make it appear as though I were trying it.

I tasted it.  And then realized that I was being a giant sissy and that I couldn't validly consider that tiny amount as "trying it".

So I tried again.

And....other than the avocado, I really liked it.  And I liked it enough that the avocado wasn't that big of a deal.  It was like a creamy version of salsa.

I put off writing this post for awhile because, while I enjoyed the guacamole, I think I could do better if I made it at home.  I was going to wait until I tried it out myself before I wrote about it, but I haven't had the chance to do that yet and I wanted to write something up for the blog.  If I made the guacamole, I would definitely want more...stuff in it.  I would like it to be spicier.  However, not being a gaucamole connoisseur I am not entirely certain that if I did everything I wanted to the guacamole, this it would still be considered guacamole anymore rather than just salsa with some avocado in it.

So I must ask readers, do you have a good guacamole recipe?  At what point does guacamole stop being guacamole and instead becomes some other type of chip dip?  How many times do I have to type guacamole in this post before I spell it correctly the first time?  These are the type of questions that keep me up at night....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Identity Crisis

I want to change the name of this blog.  I feel like it is too limiting.  Yes, moving out from under the shadow of my excessive food standards is a part of it.  But there is more than that.  It is about expanding all food related boundaries.  

Can I make the foods that I usually buy pre-made? 

Can I ever manage to get rid of my ice cream machine?  

Can I find something new and exciting to do with a food that I use every day?  

Can I master a new cooking technique that has always intimidated me?

I want to come up with something that can encompass all of those things.  And….you know….that sounds cool.  So….suggestions anyone?  

My first idea: Panem et Circenses. 
I need input!!