Food Talk Wednesday #4

A little birdy told me it had been a while since I last talked about food on here. It also told me that I risked losing my label as a foodie. So what’s a girl to do? Better safe than sorry so how about we talk about … .food today?  It’s common knowledge among bloggers that writing an intro is the hardest part of a post so how about we get started right away? Thanks again to Jenn for hosting What I ate Wednesday!

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Usually I’d keep the best for last but because breakfast yesterday was [one of] my favourite food[s] in the world I’ll spill the beans right away: it’s kabocha season! Granted, not actually. But our garden has allowed me to have a first taste of autumn’s best produce while stores aren’t carrying squash regularly yet. I know some of you are lucky to have kabocha available all year round but for me it’s a few months only. A few long-awaited months. Or this year sadly just weeks because stores around here won’t carry this very kind of squash at all so I’m limited to the ~ seven kabocha babies in the yard.

Anyway, I figure I’d go best by living in the moment and enjoying kabocha to the fullest while I can. No problem because it tates so.incredibly.amazing.

kabocha_pot

Sometimes, the best dishes grace your plate when you improvise [or can’t follow your own recipes]. Case in point: the zucchini overload in our garden and lack of cauliflower combined led to me turning my Cauliflower Chickpea Curry into a, well, Zucchini Curry.  With kidney beans because I had an open can of those. So yes, totally overthrowing my recipe but keeping the spices. The result? Delicious. And obviously more afforable using our own produce. Just wait for it: by the end of summer I’ll either be fed up with squash or sadly resert back to those at the store.

Zucchini Kidney Bean Curry

No day is complete without some …? Chocolate, right. I’ve been surprising myself with a changed taste preference here. After my recent purchase I haven’t been fancying my old favourite at all anymore. Dare I say it tastes … odd to me? Well, I guess they say tastes change as we grow up. As of yet I’d asumed this was only true in terms of more nutritious foods [can you believe I wouldn’t touch a tomato as a child and now can’t get enough of our homegrown ones?] but why not include chocolate? It’s from a bean so basically a vegetable/legume after all 😉 .

Mint chocolate

Because we’ve reached the sweet ending of this post I bid you goodbye and see you again tomorrow!

Happiness-inducing today: Meeting an old acquaintance and his cute dog and having a nice chat.

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How have your taste preferences changed in the past?

What’s your current go-to breakfast? How often do you change it up?

Tell me your favourite flavour combination: Chocolate and _______________?

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Food Talk Wednesday #4

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      I like the way you think ;). Though when it comes to chocolate bars I like them with some more flavour – like mint in this case – because plain doesn’t usually satisfy me as much.
      And you need kabocha squash in your life! Tell all your friends you’re on a mission to try kabocha so they’ll let you know when they spot it somewhere. Or maybe don’t because that’s weird – but then again, you’re on a mission, haha.

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities says:

    Omg taste preferences… YES they have changed. When I was younger, I HATED SALMON – so much so that I ran away from home when my mom tried to serve it to me… Now – I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IT!!!!! I eat it every single day if not multiple times a day! LOL! If a day goes by where I don’t have it (rare)… I feel soooo LOST lol

  2. Jessica @ Balance and Thyme says:

    Chocolate and MINT is my favorite combo, by far!

    My tastes have changed so much. I can’t believe there was a time when i didn’t like tomatoes, mushrooms, Squash (!) or onions. Thank goodness I gave them another try as I got older.

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