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Eating Quirks

Any one for Blaem . . . Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meal . . .

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Gorgeous, gorgeous sausages and bacon from Fern - thank you again.

When I was serving up our Sunday fry up I had to be careful not to put the eggs next to the baked beans on HS's plate.

I cook with mushrooms because I like the flavour they add to the dish, but can't eat them . . .shudder . . .slimy texture . . .bleah . . .

And so I was wondering what other food quirks some, or all of you might have . . . .

Posted at 13th Apr 2008 - 01:54PM   Posted by Westerwitch   Eating Quirks Comments: 15

Faith's Avatar Well I said somewhere on Coo or Blogger that I like eating sausages with marmite and you all thought that was quirky.

I don't like runny eggs - have to have them hard, whether they are fried or boiled. I won't eat poached eggs. You couldnt make me - disgusting and slimy.

Hub3 and eldest daughter like oysters - waste of money eating a mouthful of sea-water tasting jelly.

I don't like squid, octopus and avoid that.

Quirks are different though aren't they - the sort of 'I eat lime jelly with pickled onions' type of thing?

Posted by: Faith on 13th Apr 2008 at 02:40PM

Rock hard popped eggs, mushrooms if they are sliced thinly and are crisp,Toast as got to be brown i can't stand this warm bread they serve in some cafes yuck! and i always ask for what i want and if i don't get i complain Rolling Eyes yes i'm one of them customers Embarassed

Posted by: Bodran on 13th Apr 2008 at 03:48PM

Cant stand sausages hot, nor fat ones , but I will eat chipolatas cold.

I adore cheese and fruit cake, and Stilton spread on Xmas cake is my idea of delish. Occasionally I'll lob in a pickled onion or 10 too.

I can't abide baked beans with other foods, although I will eat them with dry toast.

I like vegetable based soups, but wont eat one that has meat in it.

Posted by: ZoŽ on 13th Apr 2008 at 04:20PM

Pondside's Avatar Really dark, crispy toast. Cold milk (freezing cold). Mustard on chips. Strawberry jam on fried eggs (I recall a few 'yechs' when I posted that on a blog). Cold pizza the morning after the pizza party.
Can't abide sugar in tea or coffee.

Posted by: Pondside on 13th Apr 2008 at 04:26PM

Fennie's Avatar I'm just a glutton! Will eat practically anything if home cooked - perhaps that's my quirk, not too keen on processed food or supermarket cakes/pies etc. Like oysters, mussels etc. Love mushrooms, love sausages, though have to say a little prayer that the piggies have had a good life. They are so intelligent and no different to dogs, really. Love spicy tomato ketchup made by Stokes. Dislike fruit out of season, grey bananas and gritty apples and fish not absolutely fresh. Oh and hate chicken unless free range and organic (even then don't care for it hugely). Love black pudding. Love fry-ups, pancakes for breakfast - Pondside - and real Canadian Maple syrup.

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Apr 2008 at 05:02PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh yes I don't eat very much pork as pigs are indeed very intelligent. Almost never eat lamb - how can you eat something that plays like a child.

Love cheese and onion and marmalade toasties. Intrigued by fried eggs and strawberry jam.

HS likes mayonnaise on chips - very Dutch.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Apr 2008 at 05:33PM

oh good, I was wondering when someone was going to rant about this!
I have a horror of all knobbly bits and jiggly bits - used to spend hours dissecting my food when I was a child.
Also truly hate the unexpected, like celery bits in chicken salad or a very strange jello concoction I met in canada once, with little knobbly veggie bits- yeeuch!

Posted by: Bluebird on 13th Apr 2008 at 06:19PM

Milla's Avatar Yes Bluebird, got it in one. No stretchy bits, no knees, nothing with a suggestion of a negligent remainder of sinew. Nothing clattery. So that's a no to dubious cuts of meat, to aubergines, to mussels, to oysters. Nothing too watery, either. Toast, I am a bit of a princess about. Not too well done, so not crispy and crunchy in the middle but softish, yet still retaining bite. And buttered up to the edges, nothing slapdash please. One piece marmite, the other Tiptree Strawberry jam. And it goes without saying, a big no no to strawberry jam (whether Tiptree or not) on fried eggs. Unless you're pregnant.

Posted by: Milla on 13th Apr 2008 at 06:48PM

Cait's Avatar Yum Yum!

I love your word blaem, it beats brunch any time ---- we have a lot of blaems in this house!

Don't think I have any foody quirks. Don't like anchovies or avocadoes.

Posted by: Cait on 13th Apr 2008 at 07:25PM

KittyB's Avatar Can't bear fish that tastes of fish; most seafood in fact; ham or bacon that tastes of pigs; casseroled lamb or venison - oddly scenty; eggs - what's to like? they're vile every which way; offal of any sort; and until recently, mince in any form. I too am a food dissecter, and am always the one who gets the gristly bit. Point in case - today I cut a chicken and bacon caesar sandwich in half to share, I picked up a few stray shards of bacon from the plate and found a bit of bone or cartilage or something... needless to say, S got the whole sandwich to himself. Boo.

Posted by: KittyB on 13th Apr 2008 at 08:20PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Tomatoes ...vile things ...all those sqelchy seedy bits ...yuk...runny eggs ......egg custard tarts ...they should be banned ...and HE loves them. Wont touch lamb ...not terribly fond of the smell of pork cooking....avocados...yuk...crab...same...chicken soup ...arrgghhhhh

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 13th Apr 2008 at 09:42PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Oh for pity's sake you lot! Nothing remotely quirky here except that baked beans OBVIOUSLY only go on buttered toast (and are piping hot). Scrambed eggs are ALWAYS hard and ditto omelettes and only a tiny bit of running yolk in fried or poached. Gravy is disgusting on meat (unless a nice bearnaise sauce on steak or some kind of fancy sweet jus - and then it should NEVER EVER touch the vegetables or, heaven forfend, the potatoes - unless mashed when it's possibly allowed, but only a teeny bit). Jam is very bad unless marmalade on toast or rhubarb on warm scones (or jelly on meat or cheese).
Pork pies are scrummy - but obviously one takes out the jelly. Black pudding absolutely gorgeous but large globs of fat should always be removed.

You lot are just WAAAY too fussy.....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 13th Apr 2008 at 10:41PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Apr 2008 at 10:56PM

Frances's Avatar Arriving at this table way late, but I like almost any meal that I did not have to cook myself! And double that admiration if I didn't have to do the cleaning up afterwards, too.


Posted by: Frances on 14th Apr 2008 at 01:55AM

Milla's Avatar Frances has it in one - but still wouldn't take on jam on eggs. This should be moved to the food and drink forum as sure many other "I'm not fussy but sensible whereas you ARE fussy" ideas could be drummed up all round. (where's that ghastly winking yellow face when I need it??)

Posted by: Milla on 14th Apr 2008 at 03:46PM

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