Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Listography - Top 5 Random Things I Like

This week's listography on Kate Takes 5 is the "Top 5 Random Things I Like".  And not random like the first random things I thought of, random as in, other people probably think it is weird to like them.  So here goes:

1. The smell of tomato leaves warm from the sun.  I have no idea why I like this, I also like the smell of geranium leaves. 

2. Salt on chocolate.  Ok, I know I'm late to this bandwagon, but I've just discovered it and it is extraordinary what it does to the flavour. 

3. A cup of hot water.  Yup, just hot water in a cup, no additives, just hot water.  I discovered this when I was trying to cut down the inordinate amount of tea I drink each day, particularly in the freezing Canberra winters and I've found that I really do like hot water.

4. Reading my horoscope.  I particularly like to read multiple horoscopes in different publications and decide which one sounds the best so I can believe it over the others.

5. Pate.  This one divides the masses, you probably love or hate it.  All I can say is that all the haters are lucky for me because on more than one occassion I've got to eat several people's hors d'oeuvre.


  1. Don't worry, I came late to the salted chocolate party too, and I'm still loving it :)

    I also like the idea of doing this list and may borrow the idea from you later in the week! Nice to see your 5.

  2. Kari - please do borrow away. And check them all out at http://katetakes5.blogspot.com/

  3. I am with you on the tomato plant smell, lovely when they have just been watered in the evening too

  4. In recent months, I've found so many people who, like me, love drinking plain hot water. I thought I was strange and alone for so long! Yay us!

    Also, big tick to pate too! I love eating it mashed up with cold tofu. I like to believe this makes me a true omnivore ;)

  5. Coombe Mill - yay for someone who knows what I mean about tomato plants!

    Hannah - I'm right with you on pate, but mashed up with cold tofu? You are going to have to work hard to convince me that one works.

  6. I adore salted chocolate and hot water!! Hate pate though, so yes, more for you :)
    Heidi xo

  7. Heidi - I grew up in a family where everyone loves pate waaaay more than I do. So it was an interesting surprise to discover how many people don't like it. That said I'm not really keen on pork which many people think is weird.

  8. I also love the smell of sun-basked tomato leaves - and I thought I was weird for sniffing them...

  9. CC11 - maybe we need to start a support group - tomato leaf sniffers anonymous perhaps?

  10. Oooh I've not done a listography post in a while. I love these!

    I like the salt on chocolate too!
    I also heard a podcast where a chef took good quality ice-cream and added excellent quality olive oil and special sea salt to it. Apparently it was great!

    I think I'll do this listography topic :)

  11. Carly - ice-cream, olive oil and salt? Sounds so weird it must be yummy!