Originally Posted by ficbot
I really like the idea of going to the grocery store with him. He dislikes going to restaurants, which has been my standard date behaviour, so I was looking for creative things to do when we go out. I was thinking, once the weather warms up a littl, of having a picnic date. Maybe I should just bring him to the store with me to buy the picnic stuff
I am actually very interested in the food stuff. He is very into organic and stuff like that. I bet there are cool things he could show me at the health food store that I did not know about. I was a bit confused though because he said he does not follow cookbooks and I don't really know how to try new things without having a recipe, so I am not sure yet what he eats
I suspect he will be perfectly happy to educate me though, he is really into the health side of food and I want to learn more about that anyway because it is good to be healthy
I also like the idea of having our own shelf at the other's place. There may be things he eats which I cannot due to my food allergies, and it would be nice to get to the point where we are not always reading labels with each other. Knowing that I can easily find stuff to eat at his place or him at mine would be convenient.
We are just starting to see each other but we really it it off! For example at the coffee shop, it was really crowded and I went to get a table while he ordered drinks. I told him I wanted a tea, but did not specify iced or hot tea, so he actually bought both and then let me pick! Isn't that sweet? It is early days yet, but I think he has potential.
aww, bless him, he sounds like a real sweetie with the tea! definately a good sign!
i understand the recipe thing- i don't really use them a lot- apart from baking-otherwise i tend to just put stuff together that just makes sense to me and in flavour combinations i know i like, and add new things here and there- its a bit like painting, you can do it by numbers, or just have an idea in your head, throw yourself into it, and just see what you end up with.
if he's eating things like veggies, whole grains, pulses, etc, and he knows how to cook each thing, then if he can't go too horribly wrong pick-and-mix ing it. its not too hard to try a new thing if you know how to cook it, and have a vague idea of what it'll taste like- if i buy something new (like a vggie or grain) i tend to look it up online, get an idea of what its supposed to be like, and what else might go with it, then play it by ear- make a few different things.
shopping for a picnic could be really good fun
an afternoon in somewhere like wholefoods would be brilliant too- lots of exploring and discussing and sharing favourite things, giving each other new ideas for things to try, or just trying new stuff together (good thing we're talking about food, that could be entirely misconstrued otherwise
). i'd get saving your pennies now though- cos trying new stuff can be expensive when you're shopping somewhere like that!
i reckon you'll get the food stuff worked out ok- my bf is still a little scared to make me stuff, but he's got a firm grasp on what are the 'jenny foods' in the cupboards, and whats not ok for me ingredients wise, so he's getting there- its just got to become habit to reach for the right margarine, etc.
when my canadian wants to make me something like say ... soup... as a 'suprise' (not telling me what kinda soup it is), so he doesn't worry, i'll go and pile up my versions of everything thats a 'maybe screw up-able item' onto the counter for him- i'll get together all my stocks, my seasonings, etc, so he can choose what to use without worrying he'll pick up the wrong one (one of his ones) by accident. that helps take the pressure off for both of us, cos i'm not worrying about what he used, or hovering over his shoulder to check on him either - though obviously cooking together for a bit until he's got familarised with your needs would be incredibly sensible- nobody wants to make their partner sick or accidently kill them- thats like the ultimate faux-pas!