It’s about trail mix, you see? ASLIRT. Trail mix. Or trails mix I guess.
- What are your favorite and least favorite nuts?
I guess pistachios are my favorite, but I want to shout out two non-nuts that are nutty enough for consideration: cashews and pumpkin seeds. Although I certainly don’t dislike them, I’m beginning not to be thrilled about either walnuts or pecans, exept in a pecan pie.
- What are your favorite and least favorite berries?
My favorite are blackberries, with strawberries a close second. My least favorite are raspberries, which I will eat if they are placed in front of me but will not place them in front of me myself. You know those berry mixes in the freezer aisle? I don’t buy those because a third of those mixes is always raspberries. I’ll be darned if I’m going to pay for them. I will make my own blueberry-blackberry-strawberry mix myself, thank you.
- What are your favorite and least favorite tropical fruits?
It’s a sad thing that I have lived in the tropics pretty much my whole life and do not love tropical fruit. I guess I’ll go with lychee as a favorite and mango as a least favorite, although there’s a local tradition of pickling green mango, and that’s pretty good eating, I guess because I just love vinegar so much. In recent years, I’ve taught myself to like banana. I am now trying to do the same with papaya.
- What are your favorite and least favorite varieties of M&Ms?
My favorite are peanut butter, with rice krispies second. My least are either those berry-flavored ones the mint ones. I dig mint with chocolate (those Hershey Cookies & Mint bars are amazing), but the mint in the M&Ms is disgusting. It tastes like brushing your teeth and eating chocolate at the same time.
- What are your favorite and least favorite raisin-containing foods?
My favorite are cinnamon raisin bagels. My least favorite might be bread pudding. I eat them when they’re in there, but I can’t help feeling like they’re degrading a perfectly good bread pudding. You know, it’s also true of rice pudding with raisins. Let’s just keep raisins out of any pudding.