Catching Points - a food blog

Saturday, October 18, 2008

BBM 10 items or less

It's funny. Last BBM (which you can read down below, because I haven't posted anything else since then, stupid me), I waited and waited for my package and it never arrived. Instead Stephanie was a sweetheart and sent me a package.
This time, I was much luckier and acctually was one of the first to recieve my package.

See the list and follow the links here.

Rice and grits from the Carolina plantation. I got most excited about these and even though I'm on a GI diet at the moment, I can't wait to use these somehow!!

American tea. I've never tried american tea, I didn't even know there was anything called that. Interesting.

Sugar covered pecan nuts. These were deadly sweet but delicious ;) I gave them to my friend Kara as she loves all nuts. She was thrilled!

Charleston Chew. I've had these before as we have an american food store, and they mostly sell sweets. I like the chocolate flavoured ones more haha.

I also got some lemon marmelade and some nicks and nacks...
12 kitchen labels, a museum bookmark, metal tags and something I'm guessing is a christmas ornament in the shape of a sweetgrass basket.
Now I'm off to thank the person who sent me all these things, here!

NOTE apparently this post is blocked because of as put in an email "something that rimes with corn"... hmmm if anyone knows which part would cause this please leave me a note ;)

OH and if anyone who uses blogger, knows why I keep getting an error code saying bX-pier7a when I try to post, again please contact me...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

57 out of 100 beat it!

Taken from Dispensing Happiness
...a list of things every omnivore should eat.
It's taken from Very good taste... and what he wants you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. (There's nothing I wouldn't try once)
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

I had to look alot of these things up through google because they aren't named that here in Sweden. But I'm surprised to say I have 57 out of 100. WOW! And alot are things I can't even get a hold of here!

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

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
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas

32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel

49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky

84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse

90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa

94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta

99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Monday, July 14, 2008

BBM thanks to the absolutely lovely Stephanie!

I never got my BBM pack. Well not the one intended for me and I had just gotten to peace with it, because it's someones time each time and this time it was mine, when... I found a big box waiting for me!
Stephanie, who is hosting Blogging By Mail sent me some things and I'm thrilled!
This is what I got:
- Bathstuff from the Worldmarket. Peppermint scented...
- Popcorn, HOT mmm can't wait to try these!
- Heinz Ketchup, a really small bottle that I'm giving to my nephew, who loves small bottles.
- A cute serving dish, silver coloured. From the Worldmarket
- Torani hazelnut flavoured syrup... for my coffee!
- Worldmarket mermaid drink markers... I have a mini bar and these fit right in!!
- Bamboo Picks, well with these and the drink markers, I guess I ought to have a cocktail party soon!
- Chowards Violet
- Clark bar
- Fruit Stripe gum
- Nutella
- Scharfenberger chocolate
- Newtree ginger chocolate
- Vosges Red Fire Bar (chili chocolate)
- Loa chocolate covered macadamia nuts

And wow, that's all I think.
I haven't got much to say about the candy yet cause I haven't tried much as I'm dieting. I did eat some of the chocolate though... Scharfenberger, which I got in 3 flavours, semisweet, bittersweet and extra dark. I love dark chocolate and this went straight to the top list of flavours! I also had to try the chili chocolate and ginger chocolate and I liked both. Although I love a more spicier chili flavour. Preferably one that slightly burn the lips. Mmmmmm

I think Stephanie is an angel. She didn't have to send me a gift, I was ok with missing my pack. Sad but ok, and I was just looking forward to next round! Now I didn't only get a ton of cool stuff and candy, I got inspiration for next round... I'm gonna raid my mums shop for a cool dish. She's got alot of 50-80's stuff that I just love. It all depends on the reciever of course.

PS, myc amera's broke, took the picture with my cellphone. Sorry but it was either that or no picture at all.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Welcome Back Catching Points!!

The best thing about Blogger is, that it keeps your post forever.
I have a blog in here that was like a diary 5 years ago. Imagine reading that.

Anyway. I abandoned wordpress, which gave me nothing but grief. Everytime I fixed one bugg another appeared. Out of the blue. It was like having a virus on your harddrive except it was on my boybeater server. Nope, gone it had to go.

I'm planning on posting here every now and then. Get up what I'm eating now and how it makes me drop pound after pound! You'll love it! I get to eat fat!

I'm also waiting for my Blogger By Mail package. I sent mine of weeks before it had to go, but no sign of recieving one.... I'm probably one of the packages not even shipped yet. It would be the icing on an already miserable month. Yes I'm bitter...

I haven't got a reciepe for you just yet. I'm gonna write about GI one of these days aswell. I wont be a daily updated blog, for one of those go to for example Annes Food. She just posted about the BBM package she got.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


I've fixed my wordpress blog and I've moved this blog to my old domain!!!
No more waiting for Blogger to stop screwing up! No more uploading problems or slow connection times!
What are you waiting for???



Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm going insaaaane!

The reason I haven't been such an avid food/recipe blogger lately (besides the fulltime studying) is that I'm trying to put up my wordpress blog. Everything is going fairly well except the fact that I want a page for the archives (ie archives/index.php) and store all my archives there instead of having all the links on my index page. Is there ANYONE out there who knows how to do this??
I'll send you a thank you package with some swedish treats! JUST HELP ME???
email me (, be sure to put the topic as wordpress or it'll go straight to my junkmailbox! Remember, gifts for you!!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Cottage Cheese as a lunchbox

I'm trying not to eat too many sandwiches, so for lunch lately I've been mashing some avocadoes up, mixing them with a splash of lemon and loads of tabasco (Some like it hot...) and then mixing that mash up with some Keso, our very own swedish cottage cheese. I just press the mixture back into my cottage cheese box and bring that to school, eatit at lunch adn then throw the plastic box away. Very convinient and tasty!