Tuesday, October 2

self portrait challenge ~ food and me

me & chili, taken by boho boy

This could be a fun month of portraits with me and food. I love this challenge...because I love food. I thought it would be neat to start with a photo that was taken of me a few months ago when we were at a friends house in Canada.

The hosts dared us to try chocolate ice cream with chili powder sprinkled on top. I took the dare because it reminded me of the film Chocolat and I had always wondered what that tasted like.

This photo was taken right after my first bite. As you can see...I am not quite sure how I feel about the combo. Following each bite, I swirled it around on my tongue and would say, "hmmmmm", like...are these supposed to go together? I couldn't figure it out but ended up eating the whole scoop anyways!

I've never been a "matchy-matchy" person, so things that don't typically go together intrigue me. Not only food...but everything, really.

Would love to hear of some other odd food combinations you've tried.


Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

tee hee you are so damn loveable!

I am not big on strange combos-I think I am more matchy matchy.LOL.


October 3, 2007 at 4:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

hmmmm-what about peanut butter and sprout sandwich? I love those.

October 3, 2007 at 4:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger gretchenaro said...

Though I love food, I'm not one for matchy matchy adventures. My husband accuses me of having more rules about food than Hasidic Jews.
eg: I'll eat a banana (without any bruises) but I won't eat banana bread unless it has nuts and banana muffins are right out - nuts or not.

October 3, 2007 at 6:02:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Me Maw used to eat peanut butter and pickle sandwiches! Actually she would eat almost anything with pickles!

Me? Well, back in the day when I used to,.. well, umm.. lets just say I've eating things together you really shouldn't because at the time it "looks really good, man!"

October 3, 2007 at 6:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kelly said...

one of my favorite combinations is strawberries with balsamic vinegar a touch of sugar cooked into a syrup and poured over vanilla ice cream. Sounds odd but yummy.

October 3, 2007 at 6:47:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to eat peanut butter and cheese sandwiches growing up! Speaking of chili and chocolate - I think it makes a great match. Spiciness mixed with sweet is awesome :) I've had this chocolate made by a company called Viviani and they make Chili Chocolate bars. Yum!

October 3, 2007 at 7:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

veggie hot dogs, in buns, with mashed potatoes.....can ya dig it? : )

October 3, 2007 at 7:22:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peanut butter and mayonaise sandwiches. It wasn't intentional really, I confused the mayo for fluff when I was about 6. And being an adaptable sort of gal, I ate it anyway. And then I kept on eating them for the next few years. Thankfully I outgrew the habit.

October 3, 2007 at 7:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Keely Van Brocklin Emery said...

Peanut butter & cheddar cheese sandwiches.
Peanut butter & caramel toasted sandwiches.
Chicken with ketchup.

All from my childhood and all still comfort foods for me.

October 3, 2007 at 8:50:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayo and strawberry jam on a slice of toasted bread...and cornflakes with milk and a hard boiled egg...it is actually very good!

Beautiful picture by the way.

Have a great day Boho Girl!

October 3, 2007 at 10:13:00 AM PDT  
Blogger boho girl said...

omg...you guys are killin' me!

peanut butter and mayo?
chicken and ketchup?

these all are so awesome, people. keep them coming. i am totally entertained!!

October 3, 2007 at 10:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mccabe said...

this picture of you cracks me up!

have you had chili powder on a mango? i had one once on a beach in mexico, and she shaped it into a flower for me. HEAVEN.

it was the best dollar ever spent.

love you
mccabe x

October 3, 2007 at 10:18:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sister dips salty fries from Wendy's into her frosty icecream. That's strange to me but she says otherwise.

Happy Delurking day, Denise!

October 3, 2007 at 12:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BlossomingSoul said...

Doritos topped with pickles. I know, I know.

October 3, 2007 at 1:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put fruit jam on top of my swiss cheese sandwhiches...... Hmmm good!!!!

October 3, 2007 at 2:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEST EVER: Haagen Daz coffee ice cream and raspberry jello.

It must be Haagen Daz though.

October 3, 2007 at 2:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Maggie Ann. said...

it sounds like peanut butter goes with just about anything! i can't believe no one has mentioned dipping a peanut butter sandwich in chili. i learned that in middle school (cafeteria food): and still do it, only with better peanut butter and better chili.

also, vanilla soft serve with strawberry jello. my family gets disgusted, but it is delicious.

October 3, 2007 at 2:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger PixieDust said...

Chili powder and chocolate is indeed a treat (I'm Mexican, so at least for me it is, heehee), though I've never tried it on ice cream. But maybe you should have started with a true pico de gallo - that is a fruit salad, traditionally oranges, mangoes, cucumbers, and watermelon sprinkle a little lemon juice, and some ancho chili powder - YUM!

I love french fries and pickles, bologna wrapped in tortillas, peanut butter & barbecue chip sandwiches, and dipping barbecue chips in vanilla ice cream... to name a few...


October 3, 2007 at 3:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger PixieDust said...


I love Chocolat! Beautiful movie...


October 3, 2007 at 3:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger madelyn said...

When I saw the film Chocolate
I was so fascinated with the
chili in the hot chocolate and
tracked down a recipe and then
experimented with it -
using really lovely good
dark chocolate and soy milk
(vanilla) and chili! and
I absolutely loved it:)
and then I discovered Dagoba's
hot chocolate mix with chili which
is divine:) at a local shop where I
buy my organic fruits and vegetables
and vitamss:)

annnnnd - i love fresh mango
tossed in my tofu curries:)

sweet photo!

October 3, 2007 at 3:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger tammy said...

my very favorite snack is popcorn with reeses pieces mixed together. the popcorn must be piping hot in order to melt the reeses pieces a bit! yum...


October 3, 2007 at 4:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, okay!!! Stop it already! Not that I'm judging anyone here, but EEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!! LOL!!!!
All of a sudden my husband's pickle and butter sandwiches are splendid gourmet fare.

October 3, 2007 at 4:56:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

i love your face in this photo. too cute!

there is a place in austin that serves an ancho chili fudge pie, it's insanely good. i love that combination. i also like to sprinkle cinnamon on my chocolate ice cream.

in amsterdam we had dark chocolates from a chocolatier like in the movie: one had black pepper and one had gray salt. yum!

i like strawberries with balsamic and chopped basil, salads with grapes and havarti cheese and watermelon with feta cheese.

i also must admit that i have indulged once or twice in the peanut butter and mayo sandwiches with sliced banana and a drizzle of honey. i know, i know.

i might have to do this month's spc!

October 3, 2007 at 5:32:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm. I love trying new things, but I think I am more, as you say, "matchy-matchy" - my husband on the other hand . . .well, lets just say he's no Mikey.

I'm new to SPC, nice to meet you all.

October 3, 2007 at 8:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at this Irish pub and had a Guiness with a shot of vodka and a dash of hot sauce! Suprisingly, it was quite good!

October 3, 2007 at 9:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Indie Mama said...

you know my husband still teases me because i went through a stage in college when i LOVED cheese and pickles (and not the yummy expensive cheese, after all, i was a college student - no, kraft american singles and pickles from the jar). = )

btw - i make pancakes with vanilla, cinnamon, and a chopped up chocolate bar that has chili powder in it. the tastes work wonderfully together, and the pancakes are sweet enough (but not too sweet) so you don't need syrup.

October 4, 2007 at 11:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger rubyslippers said...

i second the chili on mangoes! who knew? but it is delicious! My weird combo is from ages ago when i was vegan: Kale Almond Butter Sandwich. You have to saute the kale in soy sauce first then voila you've got you're protein and veggies all in one. Seriously you should try it, it's surprisingly good. I've converted a few people...

October 4, 2007 at 6:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Karen Travels said...

Junior Mints and popcorn...yum!! Although it doesn't sound as strange in comparison to some of these other combos!!

October 4, 2007 at 7:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't really try weird combos of stuff because I find taste to be a very strong sense and I'm afraid of anything new and weird. Maybe I should get out of my comfort zone. I must admit to being curious about this chili powder and chocolate. Good for you trying something new.

October 4, 2007 at 9:02:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this picture...that moment when you are deciding...he he...glad that you enjoyed the new combination and that you were brave enough to try it! I don't know that I would have been quite so brave.


October 5, 2007 at 8:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Delena said...

I just love cheese whiz and strawberry jam on toast. I don't think you can buy cheese whiz in the US, just cheese dip. I also love steak with sour cream on top.

October 5, 2007 at 6:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

As a kid I ate ketchup and butter sandwiches, called Uncle Ken Specials, named after my Great Uncle Ken, who concocted them. I tried pickles dipped in chocolate sauce when I was in middle school and it was surprisingly not disgusting. I also used to dip carrots in orange juice. And I'm totally with Jummy's sister on the hot, salty french fries dipped in a frosty or shake. Oh, and I went to college with a guy who put grape jelly on his grilled cheese sandwiches, which totally creeps me out.

October 6, 2007 at 10:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

i haven't had a chance to see what this months theme is. this should be a good one. i need to play along this week...

October 8, 2007 at 6:40:00 AM PDT  

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