Irish Dried Cat

First, let me give you a little background on “Lucky” — the mummified cat that one Domestik Goddess reader discovered (most unexpectedly!) in the roof of an old thatched cottage in Ireland…

A while back, you might recall, I wrote about the fascinating old tradition of hiding ritual objects in houses as protection against evil spirits and witchcraft. And I mentioned the old boot — a tiny child’s riding boot, well worn, and just the one — found many years ago in the chimney wall of my grandfather’s old farmhouse in New Brunswick, Canada. That tiny old boot was an object of great fascination all through my own childhood, and I longed to know the story behind it.

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Make Money Online By Drinking The Green

You know how you be get chatting with a friend, and suddenly you both just get silly? That's what happened with Sue Clark and me, the other day. Not face to face, over a cold one after work -- because Sue lives in Maine, where she reigns over Lighthouse News -- but online, over at The upshot was that Sue came up with a new way to "get rich quick"...

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Roadkill or Haggis?

I’m not a picky eater. But no, I’ve never eaten roadkill — nor do I plan to start.

I don’t care how freshly mown-down-by-passing-car the flattened pheasant or rabbit or deer might be, the plain fact is that (country girl, yes, but) I’m just not enough of a redneck to want to eat it.

Or that hungry.

And why do I bring this up?
Hey, hey, it’s the Food Tasting Meme!

As you can see from my list of “ate that” and “won’t eat that” — below — my tastebuds appear to have led a fairly sheltered life as far as the foods of other cultures are sampled. Part of that is lack of opportunity; and part of that is from not asking the names of what’s on the buffet table. Sometimes it’s just best not to know…

On the other hand, at least I have no fear of strange meats (as long as its not been scraped up off the highway), and tend to be willing to try almost anything… once.

I think the only thing that I’ve already eaten and won’t eat again is a Big Mac meal. And that’s mostly because (a) I’m not keen to be super-sized, and (b) why bother? Just sayin’.

So, where do you stand on food adventures?
Which have you tried, or would you try, of the 100 taste sensations on the omnivore’s list?

The Omnivore’s Hundred

  1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
  2. Bold all the items eaten.
  3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or eating again)
  4. Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

To make the filling out of this form and generating the HTML for it a bit easier, reddywhp has played around with some PHP. Go to and fill it out there. After filling it out, you will be given the code to copy and paste into your blog.

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich (more…)

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