I like meeting new people, especially people that are effervescent. I got to meet lots of friendly people at a Flavor Tripping party over the weekend. A flavor tripping party is where you eat miracle fruit / berries in some form (either fresh or freeze dried) and then eat lots of acidic things. I first read about them on the New York Times, and even ordered my own little plant.
Everyone brought something to try out – I brought sour pickled long beans and hot preserved radishes. The radishes tasted pretty nasty. The long beans tasted just like pickled green beans, and tasted like sweet pickles after the fruit.
So how was the flavor trip? I LOVE MIRACLE FRUIT. Lemons were one of my favorite things – they really did taste like lemonade. Horseradish lost its kick and was fairly creamy. Sour dill pickles just tasted like sweet pickles. Fresh tomatoes from the grocery store tasted like they were plucked out of a warm summer garden. I also think I love crappy beer – it made bud and lime taste like… sweet nectar. Ditto with The Beast (I mean, Milwaukee’s Best). Nectar, I tell ya – and this is stuff I’ll normally try avoid being in the room with if it’s open. Apple cider vinegar also tasted like sparkling apple cider. As you can see there was more to try, but these are just what is jumping out of my ever-shrinking brain.
Renee made these awesome sweet potato doughnuts with apple stuffing at the top – they were so squishy and pillowy – I loved the texture (and we got there early enough that we got first dibs on picking at the ones that wouldn’t come out of the pan. I love picking)
Bagels and lox! With nummy cream cheeses. Fresh from Brugger’s, by Life of My Mouth, which has to be one of my favorite places to get a bagel in the area.
Rice puddin’ and eggs. Total yum-fest going on. As always, an awesomely delicious time!
Sunday we ate one of the ribeye steaks in our freezer from the cow I bought into and golly, it was also good. We aren’t really Valentine’s Day type people, but if it helps, we ate it bloody and rare.