Good evening, reader
Just before we begin, I think I should let you know that this is about food, not dress.
I’m really struggling with flattering photos this evening, folks. It seems that as I eat, I gurn.
So this is part 2 of today’s blog. As you may know or have realised, I like my food. I like my food a lot. My family knows this, and my brothers especially know this; there have been food wars in our shared past. For some reason, I don’t think it’s acceptable to take food off your sister’s plate, just because you’ve finished and there’s still food on hers, but apparently my brothers do.
But we have grown and matured and since Conor is now working for Farmison, he thought he would extend the olive branch of brotherly kindness and send me a food parcel. This food parcel:
- Green leafy things: lettuce, spinach, fresh basil.
- Salady extras: beetroot, tomatoes, red pepper, avocado, red onion, pineapple, gherkins.
- Cheeses: brie, Applewood smoked cheddar, mozzarella.
- Meats: smoked back bacon, prosciutto.
- Condiments: balsamic vinegar, ketchup, mustard, Lea & Perrins, peanut butter, Lurpak.
as well as white and brown giant baps (Waitrose’s words, not mine.)
- Pineapple: I didn’t expect this to be such a big hit! It was an idea of Conor’s and I was dubious but willing to try. It was sweet and juicy and complimented the meat very well indeed.
- Peanut butter: Right, so I had this on a burger in Berlin and loved it but NO-ONE BELIEVED ME when I got back to the UK. But I have been vindicated: Caitlin likes it too! It is one helluva topping; try it and see.
- Applewood smoked cheddar: This was actually an impulse buy when I went to get bread earlier but there was none left after dinner. It’s usually a really strong flavour, but worked well with the burger without overwhelming it.
The real star of the meal was the meat, though: Conor, if you’re reading this, you got some serious Brownie Points this evening. It was really nice to eat decent meat, that wasn’t 58% horse/cat/iguana, and I actually know which farm it came from- how many people can say that about their dinner, eh?
I’m not normally the type to get excited about packaging, but my gosh, the wrapping on the food was exciting. It was wool. I know, actual wool. The burgers (and cheese, but we didn’t eat that this evening) came with two ice packs and this Woolcool stuff. I’m actually going to keep it, just to look at and marvel at. That’s not sad at all!
Anyway, I need to sleep. Hope you enjoyed this extra post, readers.
Disclaimer: although I have mentioned Farmison in this blog post, this was not sponsored by or at the request of this company. My brother paid for the food mentioned in this post himself, and he is getting nothing more out of this than Brownie Points and the satisfaction of feeding his studenty sister. I was not paid by them, either, and only received a darn good meal out of it.