18 February 2008

Happy President's Day

I had a lovely long weekend that, sadly, is coming to an end. I spent a couple days with my sister and her children down in Oxford, Ohio. We made my visit into a fun foodie experience by visiting the local winter farmer's market and Jungle Jim's. I purchased lots of fun goodies that will be showing up in my blog over the next few weeks.

In other news, Michelle at Cooking the Books tagged me to share a little bit about myself. Wow... I have never been tagged before. How fun ;-)

Here are the rules according to Michelle:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names, linking to them.
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

  • I have an overly-sensitive sense of smell. Scents can ruin my day! I get nauseous when I smell food cooking for a long time. I am incredibly picky when smells bother me - just ask my sister.
  • My dad mows my lawn. I know, I am pathetic. He seems to enjoy the exercise and doing something nice for me, and I definitely appreciate it. I have no interest in pulling out the lawn mower after a long day at work. (Although I could probably use the exercise myself!)
  • My dogs are both named after my favorite movie.
  • My favorite movie is Bull Durham.
  • If I could live anywhere in the world, I think I would move back to St. Paul, Minnesota. (Of course I would drag J along with me to St. Paul in this scenario!) I lived there for a year after I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is a lovely city with a lot to offer - I love the people (Hi Erica), the restaurants, the markets, the bars... everything. Alas, Minnesota doesn't have one important thing - my family so I guess it is Ohio for me.
I tag the following people:
Laura at The Spiced Life - she is my sister, so let's see if she can think of 5 things I don't know.
Karen at Test Drive Kitchen - she is the reason I broke down and bought Ellie Krieger's cookbook, and it will be fun to get to know her a little better.
Kristi at The Global Kitchen - she is an adventurous cook. Check out her blog for any international eating ideas.
Joe at Culinary in the Country - Joe is a blogger's hero... who knows if he has the time to participate, but I do admire his blog.
Cate at Sweetnicks - she just had the cutest baby so I don't know that we will hear from her anytime soon, but I wanted to point out her great blog anyway (and recently redesigned!).

Come back tomorrow to check out the best Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto ever!

For tonight, I finally got around to taking a picture of my guacamole. I first blogged about guacamole here - it is still as delicious as ever.


Erica said...

Yummo. I want some Guac.

Well if you EVER want to come back to Minnesota you know we would love ot have you here. And now I'm so much of a better foodie and friend that I could show you so much more. Minneapolis is the bomb... there's ssooooo many places that I'd love to take you. Maybe on your next visit you and J can meet here. :) Plus, I need to come to Ohio at some point too!

Karen said...

You are so kind to invite me to play tag :-) I did realize I wasn't sharing much except my cooking stories, so this gave me a nice opportunity to share a bit more. Thank you so much for reading my blog and I can't wait to hear how you're enjoying Ellie's book.
I just added the "tag" game post to my blog.


Josie said...

erica- seriously, I need to come visit where we have some time to hang out and not be running around for a wedding... and go eat more momo's!

Karen- eventually I will get around to reviewing a recipe or two from her book, but for now it is gorgeous to read! thanks for playing tag :)