After reading several posts on this week’s ffwD recipe, beggar’s linguine, I found it amusing that the recipe was met with a lot of hesitation amongst the Doristas*. Whether to include a certain ingredient in their pasta caused a great deal of contention. That ingredient? Raisins.
Though many Doristas ended up enjoying the recipe, several across this corner of the blogsphere noted that raisins were not welcome in their beggar’s linguine and opted to omit the dreaded raisins, including myself. This resistance made me laugh because there are those who do not welcome raisins in any dish at all. Including myself.
I realized that one’s preference towards raisins is pretty polarizing. Sure, you can say there are those that don’t mind them, but to that I say, make a decision and choose a side! There’s no “I’m a member of both teams!” (By the way, I’m kidding there. Everyone is free to feel “meh” about any food they want. Ha!)
But, back to the yucky raisins. I’ve found that once someone is opposed to raisins, the feeling is rather strong. So strong, that my baby sister (Codename: DSN Engineer) found and emailed the entire family a comic strip that articulated her feelings:
This comic became a running joke in my family so quickly that we gave DSN Engineer this t-shirt for Christmas: Bottom line: screw raisins of all kinds. For my family, give us fresh grapes any day, green or red!
*Thank you Trevor at sis.boom.[blog]! for coining that phrase.
On a different topic, I received another Stylish Blogger Award from Ryan at Ryan Bakes.
As such, I have four things I must do. First, thank the blogger that gave this award to me. Thank you, Ryan! Ryan’s blog is fairly new compared to most bloggers I read, but her take on many dishes is refreshing and unique. It’s pretty clear she knows her stuff when it comes to making fun dishes! Make sure to check out her blog!
Second, I have to share seven things about myself. Hmm, I’ve done this several times plus doing a “wish list” of foods I want to make. Now, I’ll switch it up and name seven foods I’m looking forward to baking with now that warmer weather is around the corner (and when they’ll be fresh and in season!):
As the third part of receiving this award, I get to pass on the award to up to fifteen other bloggers. I’d like to pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to the following:
Finally, I must inform the recipients of this award. Done and done! Thanks again to Ryan at Ryan Bakes for giving me this award!