While you wait on the edge of your seat for my review of To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis (that you didn't even know you would be getting), here's a link to the Women in Science Fiction book club's discussion of Farthing (that you may remember from this post). And also, this is what we had for dinner tonight:
Juice and zest of half a lemon
2 heaped t honey (or a good squeeze of liquid honey)
Pinch white pepper
1t dried thyme
1t rubbed rosemary
Pinch of turmeric
2 spring onions
1-2t unsalted butter
Put everything into a small pot on low heat to melt the honey and soften the spring onion. Meanwhile, brown some chicken, then pour the warm sauce over the top, pop in the butter, and cover with a lid or a sheet of tin foil.
Serve on rice.
I've been told by my doctor that I have high blood pressure for my age, so I should cut out all salt until it's normal again. This is bizarre to me as we don't add salt to our food or eat many obviously salty things. We also steer away from processed food, instead making our own sauces (as you may notice from what I write about food on here).
However, apparently a good portion of your daily salt intake can come from bread, so I'm going to try making bread without salt tomorrow. I've done a little research and it seems that the salt in bread is only for flavour, with one person saying that one would find that salt-free bread would taste like cardboard. But apparently it is also a yeast inhibitor (unlike sugar, which is just as yummy to yeast as it is to us), meaning that a salt free bread may need less yeast. Interesting right?
Other places one can find sneaky salt is in cereal (Mum looked in the supermarket today and couldn't find anything other than porridge that had no salt in it, but ew); dried fruit; tinned fruit, vegetables, and fish; and shop-bought baking. As you can imagine, I've not had much other than fruit to eat today! Wish me luck for the next week, I'm going to need it!
PS: Sorry for the lack of photo, I'm only a wee while away from getting my camera. I'd have it by now, but noone around here seems to know about the specials they publish in their mailers... So be patient, I'll pop a photo in next time we make it!
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