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post #61 of 114
I went through a time years ago when a wouldn't eat cotatge cheese or baked beans, even though I liked them before. One day I decided to try them again, and foundd I liked them.

About the only thing I can think of that I've tried and don't like is boiled peanuts. But I only tried them once, years ago, so I'd probably try one again if it was offered me. (I was working in SC at the time... )

Oh - I'm not big on anchovies. I can tolerate a little, say in a salad dressing, but it's still not on my list of foods I'd choose to eat.
post #62 of 114
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Sorry, this just made me laugh. I can't imagine falling into a large enough quantity of fresh tuna that I would have to can some of it. Honestly, I've never heard of anyone canning their own tuna.
It's all good, lol. I had it when a family friend caught a bunch and canned and froze some. Compared to even a good factory canned albacore, it was gooood!
post #63 of 114
Thread Starter 
I love okra and beets.


I do like fennel if it is cooked but it makes my mouth itch. It is strange. I am not fond of anise flavor. I planted some Chervile thinking it is kind of pretty and I might have a use for a tiny bit. It has gone wild! It spews seeds and vomits plants everywhere. I am pulling up chervile like weeds. I don't like it! I just wanted a tiny bit!
post #64 of 114
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Originally Posted by Arianwen1174 View Post
It's all good, lol. I had it when a family friend caught a bunch and canned and froze some. Compared to even a good factory canned albacore, it was gooood!
I live in the Midwest and I cannot even imagine an abundance of tuna. It is expensive here except canned.
post #65 of 114
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I love okra and beets.


I do like fennel if it is cooked but it makes my mouth itch. It is strange. I am not fond of anise flavor. I planted some Chervile thinking it is kind of pretty and I might have a use for a tiny bit. It has gone wild! It spews seeds and vomits plants everywhere. I am pulling up chervile like weeds. I don't like it! I just wanted a tiny bit!
Sounds like oral allergy syndrome. An annoying affliction because it eliminates a couple dozen fresh fruits, veggies and nuts for me.
post #66 of 114
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Sounds like oral allergy syndrome. An annoying affliction because it eliminates a couple dozen fresh fruits, veggies and nuts for me.
Hey! you are right! I do have asthma and pollen allergies!
post #67 of 114
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did you happen to see the NYtimes article about why people hate it?
there's even several anti-cilantro hate groups out there. (but i love it!)
I used to detest cilantro. Made life difficult when my father married a Central American. Then I had an NAET treatment for a cilantro allergy, and now I love the stuff!!
post #68 of 114
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did you happen to see the NYtimes article about why people hate it?
there's even several anti-cilantro hate groups out there. (but i love it!)
I had an interesting experience with cilantro. I kept tasting this stuff in various restaurant dishes, and couldn't figure out what it was, but I hated it. I eventually discovered that it was cilantro...and now I like it. I have no idea how that worked, though - as soon as I identified it, I was okay with it. So strange.

Oh - and I forgot sticky rice. I love rice - brown rice, white rice, wild rice (I know - different plant), red rice - steamed, fried, pilaf, risotto - I don't care. Rice is delicious. Sticky rice makes me gag.
post #69 of 114
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Hey! you are right! I do have asthma and pollen allergies!
Definitely helps me to at least know what it is, even though I can't do much about it.

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I used to detest cilantro. Made life difficult when my father married a Central American. Then I had an NAET treatment for a cilantro allergy, and now I love the stuff!!
Interesting! Wish we could afford something like that, I'd totally try it.
post #70 of 114
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The rice part is fine...it's the raw fish part that I can't do.
Oh. Raw fish is sashimi. Sushi is rice flavored with sweet rice vinegar. Not all sushi has raw fish in it. Some have just vegetables, some have cooked things like crab and shrimp, some have tofu, etc.

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2xy, thanks for explaining the beets aversion....I never could understand that one...beets are so sweet and yummy, but they do taste a bit like dirt and I can see that being a negative (I like that about them; they taste earthy in my definition!).
I don't mind earthy. I think mushrooms taste earthy. I've heard other people say that beets are sweet, and I don't get any sweetness at all from them. They just taste like crumbly, musty dirt to me. When I was a kid, our house had a basement with a dirt floor, and beets taste like that basement smelled.

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I'm sure it's not any different than home canning domestic rabbit, or chicken, or quail, or goat, or lamb....
To be honest, I don't know anyone who cans meat. Not even my super crunchy, hippie friends do that. An abundance of meat around here would be frozen, not canned, in most cases.

I LOOOOVE cilantro, and fresh basil, and arugula, and all those green leafy things.
post #71 of 114
Let's see:

Sardines
Pickled Herring
Oysters
All other fish except:
Shrimp
Scallops...must be really good scallops wrapped in bacon.

Pickle Loaf
Bologna
Braunschweiger
Limberger Cheese

Oh I know there are more. Let me think.

eta - Organ Meats
Chicken heads or feet
Beef Tongue
Brains
post #72 of 114
cooked spinach
beets
eggplant
butternut squash

That's all I can think of now, but I'm sure there's more.
post #73 of 114
Thread Starter 
Oh I don't like bologna either. ugh!

My family DROVE to California (which takes three days) and spent two weeks driving up and down it visiting relatives. My parents kept sandwich stuff in a big ice chest in the mini van.

To this day neither me nor my sisters can eat bologna, I didn't even really like it before that.
post #74 of 114


My Dad would eat Bologna sandwiches. You fry the bologna and then top with cheese. Most likely Velveeta type cheese.

When I was a kid I ate Bologna. But then I ate it and got stomach flu. I can't stomach the thought of eating it ever again.

Most of the things in my list I haven't tried. I refuse to try.

Add bugs and worms to the list.

post #75 of 114
My husband loves pickled herring in wine sauce and sardines. I say Get away from me til you brush your teeth and gargle!

post #76 of 114
Kiwi. They look like monkey balls.

Also peaches, because they are fuzzy. And it doesn't matter if they're in a defuzzed form. They used to be fuzzy and that's all that matters. See Kiwi.

And water chestnuts. The texture skeeves me out.
post #77 of 114
Plums
Raisins...they look like dried flies.
post #78 of 114
I'm usually a pretty adventurous eater, but there's a lot of stuff I just don't like.

-I can't do spicy. It's physically painful to me
-I can't stand salad greens of any kind. I can do mild lettuces and baby spinach, but I really don't like lettucy greens in any large quantities. They all taste bitter to me. I wish I liked salads better because they're healthy and easy to make, but I just don't. Don't even get me started on stuff like arugula or endive (Goes right to my pet iguana...she loves it!)
-Raw tomatoes. I've never liked them, even fresh, ripe from the garden. I can finally eat them in a caprese type salad, but only if each bite to tomato is accompanied by bread. I LOVE cooked tomatoes!
-Okra, Fennel, any veggie described as mucilagenous, peppers, raw onions
-calamari
-tripe or andouille sausage
-mayonnaise (omg yuck!)
-mushrooms are sorta on my list. I really like most of them (portabella and shitake...not so much!), but my body doesn't really like to digest them, so I try not to eat them.

There's other stuff...I'll think of it later!
post #79 of 114
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Originally Posted by hildare View Post
i loathe vinegar. therefore, i dislike pickles and home-canned green beans. I don't even like to clean with it.
my husband's favorite thing ever? vinegar. fun, fun, fun.
Me too, except I do like to clean with it. Perhaps that's why I don't like to eat it
post #80 of 114
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Originally Posted by oiseau View Post
-Raw tomatoes. I've never liked them, even fresh, ripe from the garden. I can finally eat them in a caprese type salad, but only if each bite to tomato is accompanied by bread. I LOVE cooked tomatoes!
I was the exact opposite for years. I loved raw tomatoes and hated cooked ones. Now, I'm good with either.
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