I'm a true believer in trying new things.
How else could you build your palate and know-how in the worlds of cooking and eating?
Take these frozen baby octopi, for example.
I knew I liked octopus because I've tried them before, but I had never cooked them before...
...so I decided to give it a go...
...and I made this flavorful chick pea octopus salad with them.
It's examples like this that make me excited when I see new products...
...like Buffalo Hot Eggs (can't wait to break these bad boys open).
But I guess there are also times that I may go a little far.
The other day, when my mom's dog scoffed at the cookie I tried to give him...
...I decided to try it myself.
It wasn't until I winced from the molasses (which I don't like) that I even thought about possible doggie ingredients (ie crude protein) that my body wouldn't care for.
Fortunately - apart from the glucosamine creme that probably helped my hips and joints - everything appeared kosher.
But now I know that I don't like molasses...
...not even in doggie cookies.