04 June 2008

triple dog dare challenge •

I was viewing some of the recipes from the Joust the other day, when I ran across this post by Peter from Souvlaki For the Soul. Aren’t those photos just gorgeous? In that beautiful conglomeration are beets and parsnips, two vegetables that I just do not have any kind of association with. Why is that? I lamented to my husband that there are so many items in the grocery store that I just pass by, without even giving them a second thought, just because I have never eaten them before. Or had a bad experience with growing up. My mother, when she fried eggplant, would laugh at me because the smell would literally run me out of the house. I hate brussels sprouts, though my sister raves about them. My little darlings have never eaten a turnip, just because I have never picked one up at the grocery. That is about to change. Introducing: the Triple Dog Dare challenge. 

Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] NOW it was serious. A double-dog-dare. What else was there but a triple-dare-you, and then, the coup de grace of all dares, the sinister triple-dog-dare.

Schwartz: I TRIPLE-dog-dare ya!

Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Schwartz created a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the triple-dare-you and going right for the throat!
From the film A Christmas Story.

The Very Simple Rules:

Every month The Dog will dare you to pick up a specific item that you have never had before. This month will be FRUIT

Post about your experience on your blog. You can create a dish if you would like. Or not. Our main objective is just to try something new. 

Include the Triple Dog Dare logo with a link to this announcement in your post, and then update later with a link to round-up.

Send an email to: okaramountain.tdd(at)gmail(dot)com (this is a special address)by the 27th of each month.

  Subject Line: Triple Dog Dare
  Your name and location
  Your blog URL
  Link to your Triple Dog Dare post.
  If you would like, a photo of your item or experience, 200 x 200 pixels.

After all the entries are in, I will post the round-up, and randomly choose (with the help of a little darling) the winner of a “Major Award”. 

Mr.Parker:  It’s a Major Award!

Swede: Shucks, I wouldn’t know that. It looks like a lamp.

Mr. Parker: What is a lamp, you nincompoop? It’s a Major Award. I won it!
Swede: Damn, hell, you say won it?
Mr. Parker: Yeah, mind power, Swede; mind power.
From the film A Christmas Story.

This month’s major award will be a two hand-painted wineglasses, which you can use to wash down your chosen entry if need be! (Photo will be up soon)


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About the Triple Dog Dare Logo

The dog in the logo was created by my oldest darling. She fashioned the drawing after our “precious” (I do not call him that) dog, Pippin. Pippin was not named after the apple variety (though the girth would apply) but the character from the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.J.R. Tolkien, the inquisitive and lovable hobbit, Peregrin Took. Pippin, like his namesake, lives to eat. Almost anything.