I always love learning odd little tidbits about other people. It’s even funnier when it’s opposite what you assumed about someone–I wanted to see if I could start something…
Post 10 Random Facts About Yourself
One of my main reasons for reading other blogs is the human connection many make when writing–it would be boring and like reading an instruction manual if the personality of the writer didn’t come through. The pictures are always nice too, but there are blogs I’ve been reading for 5+ years solely because I’ve taken an investment in the narration of that person’s life/career/blog.
10 Food-Centric Randomosities About The Spicy Bee
- I hate blue cheese — It tastes like feet. It triggers my gag reflux (and I do not have a sensitive palate or stomach). It’s extremely puzzling to my husband, who, of course, loves it.
- I tend NOT to follow recipes — I might start from a recipe or two, but I usually stray based on my intuition. Sometimes (mostly really) everything turns out beautifully! Every great while, I ruin something.
- I believe you can ruin something with too much hot sauce — Seems counter-intuitive with my site, no? I like a lot of spice–but sometimes, I don’t want to be miserable, and it’s very easy to make yourself miserable if you’re too liberal with the habanero hot sauce.
- Of all the things I cook, my favorite food is still pizza — Of course that’s closely followed by sushi, udon, truffle fries, guacamole, and tacos. I have a theory it’s still my favorites because I eat it so rarely. To answer the next question–the sauce is key. Favorite toppings include onions, pepperoni, and black olives.
- The weirdest thing I’ve eaten to date — raw urchin (uni).
- I’m an impatient drinker — By this I mean, I get bored pretty easily with what’s in my glass. For this reason, it’s a big deal if I ask for seconds of anything, be it alcohol or otherwise.
- I make all my cat’s food myself — Most people pick up Fancy Feast or a dry food of choice for their felines, but since we adopted our little kitty (Bonsai), I’ve always fed her a raw chicken diet (with the proper supplements of course!). She’s turning 5 this year and is a crazy strong cat. The only drawback is because she knows her food is made in the kitchen like human food, she’s hard to keep out.
- I only just bit the bullet and bought a KitchenAid — This was a long time coming. We had money gifted from our grandmothers to purchase our mixer, but with the moves and lack of kitchen space leading up to now, we felt it best to hold off. I’m so glad that we did! We ended up with one that likely wouldn’t have fit under cabinets at our old place. I try to use it at least once a week, even if it is just to make muffins or whip potatoes.
- 100% of the time when I travel, I know where I’m going to eat LONG before I know where I’m going to sleep — if it weren’t for friends and family, I would likely sleep in a booth at a Steak ‘n Shake or some other 24 hr establishment. Sometimes we cut it really close and have to stay further out than we’d like because we’ve been spending too much time researching restaurants, fun food-centric stores, and dives (below amazing fish tacos from Parrilla in Bend, OR).
- Putting a refrigerator only (no built in freezer) in the kitchen and a deep freeze in the basement is the best kitchen decision I’ve ever made — the extra fridge space is glorious.