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Quite the adventurous girl. No fear, this one. That is both a blessing and... not so much a blessing sometimes. Today my eldest daughter, Olivia, went trout fishing with Steve, so Anna & I hit up the Saltscapes Expo

http://www.saltscapesexpo.com/

A local expo, featuring everything Atlantic Canada, food, jewelry, music, more food, wine, whiskey, home & garden decor, ... more food.

Anyway, one exhibitor, Bill The Oyster Guy, had a chest of ice filled with local oysters & was giving a shucking demonstration. I watched, waiting to get one. He handed me an ice cold one, freshly shucked. I chose from a selection of toppings, from traditional hot sauce & lemon, to an interesting cider vinegar/shallot combo. I went with a dollop of cocktail sauce and enjoyed my oyster. Little voice next to me pipes up, "may I try one please?". Bill The Oyster Guy, somewhat surprised, gives me a look for the "OK", I give a small nod and he proceeds to select a small-ish one, shucks it, and passes it to Anna. I ask if she wants anything on it... she opts for a cocktail sauce/lemon squeeze combo. She brings it to her lips and, down the hatch... and it stayed down.
Then, "may I have another one, please?"

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She also sampled wild mushroom stuffed ravioli with gruyere and walnuts made by a local five star hotel chef, a mini shrimp cocktail, a sample bowl of smoked sweet potato and mussel chowder, lousy with big, fat mussels, fudge, maple candy, gourmet sausage samples, cookie samples, etc. Surprisingly there is no tummy ache.
 

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What an adventurous palate for such a youngster! I applaud Anna, and you and Steve for raising your girls to try different things and not be afraid of things they haven't seen, tasted, or done before. Good on ya! :)
 

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Both of my girls (so far) are pretty adventurous. Last year one of Liv's New Years resolutions was to try different ethnic foods, so I decided it would be fun to plan a once a month (or so) ethnic restaurant outing. We have so far been to a Thai, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Greek, and Lebanese restautant. Next will hopefully be authentic Mexican, Chinese & Vietnamese.
I plan to take full advantage of this phase, if it is one, for as long as it lasts =)

They haven't liked everything they've tried, but they are trying, and that's the fun part! They are also getting a little taste of other cultures. Their favourite so far being the Greek culture, specifically the flaming saganaki, and the smashing of plates while yelling "OPA!".


I liked that too =)
 

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Wonderful adventurousness!!!!

I'm not that adventurous on things I've never tried before but I would have loved the raw oysters (with just fresh lemon juice, please) and the mussel chowder.


 

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Both of my girls (so far) are pretty adventurous. Last year one of Liv's New Years resolutions was to try different ethnic foods, so I decided it would be fun to plan a once a month (or so) ethnic restaurant outing. We have so far been to a Thai, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Greek, and Lebanese restautant. Next will hopefully be authentic Mexican, Chinese & Vietnamese.
I plan to take full advantage of this phase, if it is one, for as long as it lasts =)

They haven't liked everything they've tried, but they are trying, and that's the fun part! They are also getting a little taste of other cultures. Their favourite so far being the Greek culture, specifically the flaming saganaki, and the smashing of plates while yelling "OPA!".


I liked that too =)
I taught my youngest stepdaughter to try everything at least once - just a taste. If she didn't like it, she didn't have to eat it. Jenny learned that as she grew, her tastes changed, and she came to love things that she didn't like when she was 5 or 6.

The strangest thing she really loved was czarnina (Polish duck blood soup). When Jen first tried it, at age 5, we didn't tell her what it was. She'd always finish the last of her Dad's and one day, asked if she could order her own. We said yes. When she did, the waitress about fell over. She asked Jenny if she knew what it was (by then she did) and she said "Yes, I know, but we eat the duck, so why not the soup, too?"

Her older siblings, on the other hand, wouldn't touch anything they hadn't already had and knew they liked! :rolleyes:
 

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Woo Anna! I love that she does that T, but given that she's your kid, it doesn't surprise me. You up yet, btw? ring ring time??
 

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How cool! I was a pretty picky kid - good for her for being open-minded :)

How is Olivia's riding going?
 

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That is great, Theresa!! There's nothing worse than having a picky child. :)
 

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Too cute she asked for another oyster. :) My boys are the same way - they will at least try everything. It's nice not having picky kids.
 
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