Five Things About Us

Posted By Kerri


First off, let me talk about this picture. Having finished writing this post I realised that I didn’t have a picture to go with it and I’m not keen on posts without pictures, they look out-of-place compared to all the other posts and less interesting. I thought I’d have a hunt around for an interesting picture that we hadn’t used before and remembered that we took lots of photographs for our Christmas cards this year. As I was searching for those I came across this picture and I have absolutely no idea what it is. It’s dated 03.12.07 so I looked back at our post from that day to check but we didn’t publish this picture or make any reference to it. I can only imagine it was something that went wrong and we decided not to mention it (we don’t do that often as we’re keen on being warts-and-all) so I’m stumped. Answers on a postcard if you have any idea!

Ok, back to the matter in hand. We’ve been tagged three times for this meme by:

Su-Lin at Tamarind and Thyme

Donald at Mr Orph’s Kitchen

Pixie at You Say Tomahto, I Say Tomayto.

The rules are:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them)
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their Blogs

1. We chose our pseudonyms because in the same week we started Dinner Diary I realised one of my life’s ambitions: to own a Stephen flour shaker. Kerri makes up the other half of the very famous dancing couple and is also a commonly used spice. Genius!

2. Stephen holds the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits and is soon to embark on the diploma.

3. My earliest food memory is eating cold baked beans from a tin in the first house I ever lived in, I think I was two years old. Baked beans are probably my most hated food now and I can’t even be in the same room as someone who’s eating them.

4. Stephen is strongly considering entering Masterchef next year (I’m too scared).

5. We regularly dream of opening a pub/restaurant so that the many hours we spend thinking and talking about food can one day become our real jobs. In reality, we’re both worried about getting fat and drinking too much so will stick to our day jobs of marketing (me) and programming (Stephen).

I tag:

Claire at Claire’s Cake Bake
Jules at Domestic Goddess In Training
Penny at Penelope’s Pantry
Antonia at Food, Glorious Food
Niamh at Eat Like A Girl

Feb 3rd, 2008

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  1. Antonia said,

    I love those flour shakers!
    And Stephen – best of luck with the diploma. I work in the trade and completed mine a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed it, although it is hard work!
    Thank you for the tag – I have done this one actually (with two bonus facts, as it happens!). Here it is…

    If I have a moment soon though, I’ll come up with a few more facts..!

  2. Kerri said,

    Ah, I remember you posting that now Antonia – sorry about that! Don’t feel compelled to do another one, I know how hard these can be.

  3. Stephen said,

    Hehe I know what that is because I made it; it’s a tortilla which contained tomatoes in addition to the usual egg and potatoes. I cut it into three and had a slice for breakfast three days running. Yummy.

  4. Stephen said,

    Congrats on getting the diploma, Antonia, glad to meet someone who has done it! I am doing it just as an interest, so I feel like a bit of an outsider because most people who do it are involved in the trade in some way. I’m sure I’ll enjoy doing it too even though it will undoubtedly involve a lot of hard work. Every now and then, I comment on the wine that we’ve had with dinner and add the post to the “wine” category, but don’t do it as often as I should.

  5. Donald said,

    Are you kidding me? Programming, is what I do EVERY day. Cooking is what I want to do EVERY day. Java, please, perl, I’ll give one to my lady, the truth is, you know as well as I do, nothing compares to good eats!

    Keep up the excellent work here. Thanks!

  6. Pixie said,

    Thanks so much for participating! Are you sure that’s a tortilla? looks like a pizza to me 🙂 Ooh Masterchef! How fab would that be! G- I would be way too scared too.

  7. Su-Lin said,

    Thanks for playing along!

    Y’know, I just cannot watch Masterchef as I spend the whole time shouting at the contestants and shouting at the presenters and gah. I shout myself out.

  8. Kerri said,

    I do the same Su-Lin! I’ll try not to shout at Stephen if he makes it though!

  9. Stephen said,

    It’s strange to think of the possibility of being on the other side of the camera. I’m not sure I could do it with a straight face. For example…

    I can imagine handing a dish to Top Chef and Restauranter John Torode and Ingredients Expert Greg Wallace (TCRJT and IEGW for short) and saying something like “I hope you enjoy this excellent PLATE OF FOOD”.

    If they ask me what I think of the competition I’ll say “Cooking doesn’t get any tougher than this!”

    If I make it through the “invention test” and into the next part where they cook for a “busy lunchtime service” at a restaurant “in the heart of London’s busy West End”, I’ll say “for now I can relax, but I am looking forward to tomorrow’s two more daunting tests!”.

    In all, I think I’d probably get kicked out for making a caricature of their carefully formulated television program 🙂

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