Breakfast: Rolled oats with kiwifruit, almonds and flax seeds
Lunch: Pasta with lentil spinach sauce
Dinner: Pan seared cured arctic char and potatoes with salad
Baking/sweets: Crème brûlée
The pasta I had for lunch was very delicious. It looked really green, it looked really great. I took a photo. But when I saw the photos on my computer, I was shocked. Its best if I don''t describe what I saw. I am usually not too fussed about the quality of my photos but this one was exceptional. How could something look so great to our eyes but the camera has other ideas? Without any photos to post, I decided to take an outdoor photo at night without a flash, to stop the camera from seeing things that I did not want it to see.
The ever so generous ping from ping’s pickings has given me two awards in one day. I am honored. And I in turn give the award to you. If you are reading this, you deserve this award.
Source: Cioccolato Gatto
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Daily Mail
Supermarkets have been fooling us. While this article describes what is happening in the UK, the practice is widespread.
Marks & Spencer sells 11,000 tonnes of 'Lochmuir' salmon a year. 'Lochmuir' salmon sounds pretty special. However Lochmuir does not exist. The location was invented as part of branding. 'Oakham' chickens don’t come from Oakham, they come from farms across East Anglia, Scotland and Northern Ireland. And there is no Willow Farm where Willow Farm chicken comes from. Feeling cheated? There’s more.
"Quaker Oats Oat so Simple Raspberry and Pomegranate flavour porridge" contains no raspberry or pomegranate, only flavourings. "Homepride Beef in Ale" cooking sauce has no beef stock and only 4 per cent ale. "Covent Garden Wild Mushroom soup" contains only 0.6 per cent dried wild mushrooms. And here’s a funny one. "Tesco Mango & Passion Fruit Smoothie" contains 47 per cent apple juice, 23 per cent mango purée, and 4 per cent passion fruit purée. Looks like a big deliberate typo happened.
This is not illegal. Locations can be invented for branding purposes, unless a product is protected geographically such as cognac and champagne. But I’ve drank Kyrgyz cognac, which is nice, and Russian champagne, which we won’t talk about. I guess it is not a crime unless you get caught! Don’t quote me on this.