5 Things… (meme)

Lovely Desie of Maybahay tagged me for this meme.

Here are the questions and my answers….

What were you cooking/baking 10 years ago?
Nothing really much… I could hardly make pizza… I was just finishing school and going to work on the cruise ships. I did not know how to cook… and for the next two years I have been eating only in the crew mess on the ship or restaurants in the ports.

What were you cooking/baking one year ago?
I think that this year will be the first Christmas I will actually prepare all the dishes myself… I start seriously cooking only in March 2007.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. ripe mango fruit and generally fruits
2. Kinder Bueno, Rafaello or half white half coffee chocolate bar
3. Fruit, Cheese, Nut & Leaf Salad
4. coconut water
5. coffee with milk (no sugar) and something sweet to go with it, for instance halva

Five recipes you know by heart:
Cinnamon & Vanilla Cookies
Polish Vegetable Salad
Mushroom & Sweet Pepper Tagliatelle
Baked Carrot Fish
Mexican Spicy Bean Omelette

Five culinary luxuries you would indulge in if you were a millionaire:
1. larger kitchen with big preparing table and pantry
2. better quality ingredients
3. eating out in good restaurants (sometimes)
4. my own fruit / veggie plantation in the Caribbean
5. retro coffee machine

Five foods you love to cook/bake:
1. tiramisu
2. panettone
3. stuffed eeggs
4. medeleines
5. sour dough bread

* I apologize, I have to correct here something… I did not read the question properly, those are things I would love to cook… I have never done them before.

Five foods you cannot/will not eat:
1. red meat
2. most of the sea food
3. fish that was baked with head, once fish eyes popped out and scared me when I took out fish from the oven
4. insects
5. raw meat

Five favorite culinary toys:
1. apple slicer
2. cookie cutters
3. camera… taking photos of the food
can’t think of anything else for now

Five dishes on your “last meal” menu:
1. Perfect Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk served with roti wraps
2. Green Pea Soup with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar
3. Topless Zucchini Tart
4.“Szarlotka” – Polish Apple Pie
5. “Brudas” – My Mother’s Poppy Seed Cake

Five happy food memories:
1. my first real curry that I made thanks to Cynthia from Tastes Like Home
2. my first homemade bread
3. making my fist cookies for Zlamushka’s Spicy Kitchen event
4. feeding my daughter Marissa when she was just starting to eat
5. when I first tried Mexican food in Cozumel

I would love to find out about other bloggers as well so I’m tagging for this meme:

Dayna of Vegan Visitor
Nora of Life’s Smörgåsbord
Voidan of Cook Chinese
Gloria of Canela Kitchen
Dee and Chai of Two Sisters And Their Culinary Journey

Your thoughts…

  1. Dear Margot,
    It’s great to learn more about you. I had a chuckle when I read about the fish eyes popping. I don’t think that you will like one of the specialty dishes that we have in Singapore called fish head curry….

    Thanks for tagging me. I’ve been so busy this month, so I will join in the fun next year.

    take care,

  2. thanks for doing this Margot. it was fun reading a bit more about you.
    i hope you can post a panettone recipe-my husband and i both love it.

  3. Fish with eyes….In Spain that was considered the best part! I couldn’t even look at them..
    Great post – you’ve only been cooking 10 months? I am impressed!

  4. Margot- Thank you for visting us! We had forgotten that our blog exists, last few weeks we have been neglecting it a lot!!

    Thanks again for the MEME- we would love to take part in it. Happy Holidays to you and your family. We will see you in 2008.

    Love- D & C.

  5. Hi Margot!
    Thanks for tagging me. Unfortunately, just like Nora, I was soo busy cooking & baking cakes for all my (preaty large) family. So I’ll join the fun right after short break for recharging my batteries.

    Happy New Year to all cooking & eating guys all around the net :}

    P.S.: for now you may check few of my favorite dishes on my new foodblog: http://kulinariusz.blogspot.com Unfortunately for most of your blog readers Kulinariusz is in polish… But pics spoke for themselfs in any language ;}

  6. I just updated my meme with pics of that meat rolling-pin. I simply forgot to add them in a first place… :/

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