|Mexican sausage and rice|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, kiwifruit, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Mexican sausage and rice
Dinner: Spinach, tomato and bean soup, toast
On Reuters I read something which was quite interesting but potentially totally useless, and I thought this was definitely worth sharing! Japanese scientists may have found the answer as to how dogs can walk barefoot in the snow. Dogs have a “heat exchange system in their feet”. The system uses warm, oxygenated blood to heat the cold blood that has been in contact with a cold surface before returning it to the heart and central circulation. This helps maintain a constant temperature in the foot pad, even when exposed to extremely cold conditions. However not all dogs thrive in the cold, it depends on the breed. If you have a dog and you live in a cold country, check whether your dogs feet has a heat exchange system before taking him or her out for walks.
Sometimes I wonder whether some scientists have too much time and money to study things like dogs feet.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Bite my cake
Pumpkin ricotta cake with balsamic vinegar reduction
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: The Guardian
Controversial or bad news for vegetarians. Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian, it is made with calf rennet.
The law states that cheese is only allowed to be labelled Parmigiano Reggiano or parmesan if it meets a number of criteria, including being made using calf rennet. So parmesan cannot be made without calf rennet.
Restaurants continue to classify parmesan cheese as vegetarian but now there are campaigns to highlight this error.
I remember sometime ago I made a dish with pesto. My friend who does not eat cheese enquired what was in the dish. I said pesto, and no cheese. That’s when I found out that pesto contains a small amount of cheese, probably not all pestos.