30 January 2009

Friday Five: 5 Food Questions

I got this meme from Kate at Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails. Feel free to use this on your blog and leave me a comment with a link so I can see your answers, too.

1) Describe a recipe you’re still chasing.
Teacakes like my great-grandmother used to make. I've tried many recipes, but haven't found any that taste like hers.

2) Describe your specialty in the kitchen.
Vegetables & herbs. I love to eat vegetables & herbs. I love to grow vegetables & herbs. I belong to a CSA and get local organic vegetables every week. Finding different ways to use them is one of the things I enjoy most. Second specialty would be breakfast and third would be my pound cake.

3) What would get you kicked out of the foodie community?
Hmmm. Maybe that I sometimes like to go to Arby's or Sonic and get jalapeño poppers.

4) What was mother’s best and worst dish?

Best: My Mom always made the best ham and raisin sauce that we would often have for Sunday dinner.
Worst: My Mom was an Extension Home Economist. Often they had to develop recipes using bulk foods from the Federal Government. We were the guinea pigs. The very worst I ever recall involved powdered eggs. I've tried to block it from my memory. Fortunately we didn't have to suffer with things like that very often as my Mom is a wonderful cook.

5) What basic, well-known food have you never eaten? Why not?
Kobe beef. I stopped eating red meat in 1984.

6) BONUS ROUND! Dish on a Food Network Star that you love or hate.
Trying to focus on the positive these days: I LOVE Ina Garten. She always seems so relaxed, enjoys her friends and in general has a great time in the kitchen. Her recipes are wonderful and easy for a person to prepare at home without needing a zillion ingredients or having to go out shopping for obscure ingredients all the time. And she gets things prepared ahead of time for entertaining, so the hostess can enjoy the party too. I aspire to be more like her.

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Kate said...

Thanks for participating, your answers were fun to read. I love the concept of CSA, and enjoyed the service when I had it, but the service was so unreliable, it wasn't cost effective (stolen veggies, missed deliveries, late deliveries with bad produce, etc). Finally, I joined a community garden and have a public plot which gives me all my herbs and many of my veggies, and I've made many new friends. That's made up for it. Still, I'd love to go back to coming home to a fresh box of fruit on my doorstep. That was always such a treat when it went well.

Becky said...

I enjoyed the questions. That's terrible about what happened with your CSA. I've been a member of ours for 5 or 6 years now and just love it. But your community garden sounds great!