Friday, August 22, 2008

The Omnivore's Hundred

Here’s a chance for a little interactivity for all the bloggers out there. Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Friday, July 25, 2008

Christmas in July

I've begun holiday knitting already. A sweater for my husband. This is my first foray into knitting w/out a standard pattern with a little help from Elizabeth Zimmerman and her book "Knitting Without Tears". Also inspired by brooklyntweed's 'Big Blue' and baldwieder's 'Brownie' version of the seamless hybrid. Both can be found on ravelry. Mine is in a beautiful natural black wool/mohair blend from Beaverslide Drygoods in Montana.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Free Pattern:

‘The Buff’‘

by Whorled Peace (

Just imagine…

Your boyfriend in ‘The Buff’

Your girlfriend in ‘The Buff’

Your coworkers in ‘The Buff’

A special teacher in ‘The Buff’

Your Grandma in ‘The Buff’ (ewww)

You will want to make one for everyone you know! Showcase a beautiful handspun yarn with this clever scarf alternative. The knitting is easy enough for a beginner but the gorgeous hand painted, handspun yarn makes the final result stunning! Each ‘Buff’ is unique and one of a kind. Not to mention quick to knit!


Easy. A great introduction to knitting in the round!


One size fits all!


Any heavy worsted to bulky weight Whorled Peace handspun yarn (a next to the skin soft merino, merino blend, or blue faced leicester recommended); approx.130 yards or 260 yards of dk weight held double

US 11(8mm) circular needle


13 sts/20 rows = 4” stockinette stitch


CO 65 sts .

Join to knit in the round. Knit all stitches until piece measures 12 inches.

Bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

That’s it!

Now go do something you never in your wildest dreams imagined you would…

in ‘The Buff’!

Let your imagination run wild…

My son likes to go to the game in ‘The Buff’…

My husband has been known to ride his motorcycle in ‘The Buff’…

Shovel snow… get the mail… run… bike… walk the dog…

The possibilities are endless… just treat yourself; spend the day in ‘The Buff’.

A Whorled Peace Pattern

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