Another installment of my self-imposed blogging regime – consumption, animals in the news, and animal encounters. I noticed I had two #7s so I’m skipping #10.
Oh dear, looking back it’s a strange day again. Please rest assured that not all vegans browse like me. Many keep regular mealtimes and have an unremarkable amount of carbohydrates.
- Breakfast: it’s the weekend so I have a little holiday from Sainsbury’s Fruit & Fibre which in any case is at work in its humungous box. Instead I made bread in the bread maker overnight and ate one slice with Meridian Peanut Butter and another slice with Matt’s posh aged Marmite. And Suma spread. And Co-op filter coffee. We have stopped bothering with the filter because it sinks to the bottom of the cup fine.
- Midday – a cup of Pukka Love tea, out in Gants Hill.
- Lunch – 2 Co-op custard doughnuts (yes, vegan). They aren’t very big.
- Second lunch – by 3.30pm I had sorted out the front garden, helped somebody rehearse something, got groceries, and washed up. I made a clear soup of finely chopped leek, potato and carrot with Kallo stock and herbs I grew (bay, oregano, sage), with a splash of cider vinegar and a splash of Sainsbury’s Vermouth, also vegan.
- Strange non-meal – undisclosed number Cypressa breadsticks with houmous.
- More food – a pear, a satsuma, a plum.
Animals in the news
- Over on Meatinfo I learn that the first UK Halal abattoir has been certified. I couldn’t help noticing that the commenters were overwrought about this, considering that non-Halal abattoirs are known for terror and cruelty. It’s not actually about the animals, is it chaps.
- Meatinfo seem to be saying that we can expect horsemeat until 2016.
- The Wildlife Trusts have a badger vaccination programme you could consider supporting. Contrast this with the government-funded slaughter of badgers so that people can continue to leech off the lactating mother of another species.
- Black fly on the potted black mint I have in the kitchen. I killed these with soapy water. Does anybody have anything to say about this?
- Different flies in the compost heap, where the apple waste from cider making is, along with a woollen jumper of Matt’s – and latterly the clothes moths – and even more latterly, the worms..
- Woodlice under the ox-eye daisies I pulled from the cracks in the concrete of our front path.
- A beautiful yellow and dark brown snail, of a kind I haven’t seen round here.
- More cat shit in the garden – thank you neighbours.
- The usual post-bin-day meat-related rubbish round the garden. Whiskas tin this time. Usually it’s pedigree chum. Once again, thanks neighbours.