Weird things to eat – My List.

My Blogging pal, Rory, who writes the blog A Guy Called Bloke has posted the question, what are the 5 weirdest things you have eaten.

Click below to see his post:

My Response is that growing up, I was not really introduced to exotic stuff, in fact, it would surprise you to hear the sort of things that in my family we thought of as exotic!

My mum wouldn’t eat Rice or Pasta, so if Marks and Spencers hadn’t done Spaghetti Bolognese ready meals, I’d have never known the joys of Italian food in my life. I now know the joys of real Italian food and have even attempted to make some myself.

Bearing that in mind, it was not without trepidation that I tried the following:

1) Norweigian Brown Cheese (Brunost) which is made from Whey rather than curds and tastes like a cross between Fudge and Cheese, it’s a savoury fudgy cheese…. Weird or What?

Now for my Vegetarian and Vegan friends, please look away for the next two.

2) Crocodile. I had this at an evening dinner party in the desert after watching the sunset over Uluru (it was an organised touristy thing but very nice), I didn’t like the taste of Crocodile, it tasted like Salty, Soapy Chicken…

3) Kangaroo. At the same event, I tried Kangaroo and LOVED it. This Agile animal is very much like Venison in taste and the meat is very lean, and consequently has to either be cooked quickly like the best beef steak or casseroled very slowly.

4) Ethiopian Cuisine – Now this was a really exotic experience for me (bearing in mind how unadventurous my culinary experiences had been) and I loved it. There are a few Ethiopian restaurants in London. The Queen of Sheba in Kentish Town is wonderful. The food is spiced but flavoursome and you eat it with rolled up giant pancakes (or its like pancakes), delicious,

5) Mole ( this is pronounced Molay, and is a Mexican sauce and NOT the burrowing animal), This is a very thick brown sauce, savoury and very complex tasting notes but made with chocolate. I have to say, I thought it was not very nice at all.

Please forgive me my friend, Irene, who writes the blog “My Slice of Mexico”, if you are reading this. By way of apology, I post a link to her blog below, her recipes always look really tasty.

So that is my selection. Why not go over to Rory’s block and let him know yours? let me know too, in the comments.

I have included the following word prompts:

The Other Side of Love – A weird poem.

OK. I admit it, this one’s a weird one. It was written for The Haunted Wordsmith’s Genre Challenge, see the link below:

Today’s Genre is Paranormal Romance. Not something I have written before, and I started writing a story, but for some reason, it kept rhyming, so I rewrote it as a poem instead.

Here you go.

Every night I wait here

Laying on my bed,

I can feel you next to me,

Your hand upon my head.

No one else can see you,

Though I can hear your words

To others its incoherent noise,

Like the babbling of the birds.

My love is like a radar

Tuning carefully into you,

I can sense your tender touch,

Your warmth is coming through.

You said you’d never abandon me,

And now I believe it’s true,

You’re here with me, eternally,

We’ll always be, ‘Us two’.

I find myself spending all my days

Just waiting for the time,

When I hear your ‘come hither’ call,

Those moments most sublime.

Those are the times I treasure most,

Laying tenderly with you in my bed,

Even though you are a ghost,

I love you more since you’ve been dead.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 20/March/2019


I have also included the following word prompts:

Word of the Day: Incoherent

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Abandon

FOWC with Fandango: Radar

FOWC with Fandango — Radar

Your daily word: Hither.


Picture of the Day – Out of this world.

I was tempted to post this picture and ask for people to try to identify what it is.

I think this looks so surreal, like something out of a hallucinogenic dream or a science fiction film.

What this actually is, is the ceiling of the Royal Albert Hall in London.

These weird mushroom like things that hang suspended from the ceiling and are lit up in such a weird and wonderful way are actually for the acoustics. At least that’s what I was told.

Hope you like this picture.