With the eyes all squinchy too. Certain things are just . . . gross. No matter how you slice it, stuff like . . . okra, for instance . . . is just slimy and doesn't taste good and I see no reason why I should eat it. This makes me picky? I'd rather think it makes me, say, the possessor of a delicate palate. Discerning. Able to state my preferences.
OK, so I'm picky. There are certain foods that I would rather not eat. Until a month ago, two foods that were definitely on that list were Yogurt (oo! Slippery! Sour! Curdled! ALIVE!) and Honey (oo! Sticky! Sickly Sweet! Remembrance of the childhood hate of Bit O'Honey candy! Gloopy!). Never would either pass my lips in an unaltered form (seriously mixed with plenty of other foods? maybe). Just, instant Yucky Face.
And then. Then! While I was in Greece, I was presented with (certainly did NOT order, oh no) a breakfast of Greek yogurt -- just called "yogurt", mind you -- drizzled with honey. Omigod, not one but two! foods that I don't like, mixed TOGETHER in a bowl for fuck's sake, that I'm supposed to consume for breakfast, a meal I don't even eat. WTF? Tom's just like, try it! and -- with a sense of vacation adventure, but fully prepared to make The Yucky Face -- I DO!! And, holy shit, my immediate thought is WHERE HAS THIS FOOD BEEN ALL MY LIFE???? And that is how this:
has become a daily staple in my diet. I am right now counting down the hours until it won't be unseemly to stuff my face with some more. Seriously, if you haven't tried this particular combination before, go right out and get yourself some because, like properly prepared fiddleheads, this is the food of the gods. Mix in a little granola and I see no reason to really ever have to eat anything else. It's that good. Low calorie, full of protein, the definition of deliciousness. You can even buy it with the honey in a cute little sidecar, all ready for the mixin'.
All of which leads me to wonder . . . hmm, if I mix some other of Gross Foods together, might the same thing happen? I'm thinking . . . banana and eggplant? cooked fruit and offal? marmite and fruitcake?