Sunday, July 08, 2012

I'm Up, I'm Up!

...This weather really takes it out of you. Two hours at the range yesterday had me napping that afternoon; then a bike ride to the grocer's and back in the evening had me yawning and despite leaving the various and sundry alarums set to their usual time, here I am -- and still a cup of coffee short of sensible.

8 comments:

Joseph said...

Why Roberta, then you need more coffee!!

Roberta X said...

More coffee, and, I think, Swedish pancakes and bacon. I'm on it.

Able said...

Don't have the heat, the range, or the Swedih pancakes but I made the mistake of starting to read 'Child 44' written by Tom Rob Smith and so I'm now on my third coffee and second batch of Bacon-sarnies with brown sauce (as anyone will tell you, the only civilised way of eating them).

Roberta X said...

With fried egg, or just the bacon, toast and brown sauce?

Able said...

No eggs. And toast? It's fried slice or nothing I'm afraid (although I sometimes give in to crusty bread, cut door-stop thick, slathered in butter. it's a sacrifice but my arteries can only take so much).

I follow the 'Sam Vimes method of healthy eating'. The recipe for a BLT allows for alternatives if ingredients aren't available, so I replace the lettuce and tomato (which unaccountably I never seem to have any of) with.... more bacon :)

Traditionally, I suppose, I should have that with a large mug of tea (strong enough to dissolve silverware, here known as a sp.., Oh you know) but I like my caffeine fix, so it's coffee (so strong it has to be served in ceramics as it dissolves pewter and etches glass).

It's great to belong to a culture that demands such delicacies as bacon-butties, suet pudding, steak and kidney pudding, bread pudding and spotted-dick (I meant the dessert not the condition, which cleared up nicely with the cream the doctor prescribed, thanks for asking).

We do have many other types of food on access here, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, etc, but the healthy option doesn't seem very much in demand. I heard that the one, and only, vegan bistro here, which closed within two weeks of its official grand opening, did so due to lack of business and not, as rumour would have it, because the proprietor was beaten rather badly with condiment containers and then covered in a flour, milk and egg mixture (although two men were later charged with 'a-salt and battery' - budum tish, I'll just get my coat then, shall I?)

Did you know that Chicken Tikka Masala. sounds Indian, was actually developed here? Apparently on being offered a traditional Indian meal the response 'does that come with gravy' resulted in Britains favourite curry. God, what a great country! ;-)

Roberta X said...

I have observed in the past that the "full English" (brekky) is by itself sufficient reason there should always be an England. (Wales, Scotland and the rest of the UK, to say nothing of the Manx, are on their own).

LabRat said...

Able- "Indian" food in Britain is much like "Italian" food in America; in both cases the cuisine became its own thing, legitimate in its own right, once the two cultures blended.

Roberta- Do not forget most of a mammal's energy is spent on temperature control. Not just on keeping the heat up, either.

Roberta X said...

The mammal in my photos certainly had a plan for temperature control -- there was a nice breeze hitting the side of the tree he was relaxing on.