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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sometimes you Fail, and that's a good thing.

The truth is, sometimes you try to make something and it's a miserable failure. That shouldn't deter you.

For example: This weekend.

Jo Jo Potato made the trek down south for a day of cookery and winery. She thought "Hey, remember that ceviche we had while in Mexico! We should try and make that!"
Great Idea! The only thing holding us back were the fact that we live in the Midwest. No where near fresh limes, fish, or Mexican breezes off the beach. That and neither of us had ever had ceviche prior to going to Mexico, nor had we since.

With that in mind, we made it anyway.

Jo, Kitchen Commander, and I break out the new cutting boards and start a choppin'

Though we were encumbered by some important facts mentioned above... we did have the following things going for us: Plenty of cutting boards (Thanks Queen of Howktown for finally buying that three pack at Target that you've been eying for months because you're tired of sharing the one cutting board we had in the house) and garden fresh tomatoes. We also do know our way around a kitchen, and we fit three adults in this tiny one. Go US!

Tuna Ceviche, Trout Ceviche, and good ol' Guac

We also made some guacamole for good measure. Why? [everyone answers in unison] Because it's a SUPERfood!

Ultimately it tasted like fish covered in lime juice. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't the amazing mouthwatering, 5 trips back to the buffett to get more before anyone else did treat that we'd had before. meh.

I felt like I was being a bit stuck up or something when I didn't like it, but then I looked around and my compatriots were not impressed either. I did not feel too let down, however! Now I can say that I've tried to make it, and this is where you learn about cooking, when you make mistakes. It's these disappointments that teach you about flavors and cooking methods that will help you in the future.

Better luck next time... either that or another trip to Mexico!

P.S. My parents, who haven't had the pleasure of tasting the original, loved it.

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