Friday, 15 May 2009

You win some, you lose some...

After my last post about the cheese, here's another about food. I was horrified tonight to discover that Walkers have started adding MILK to their salt & vinegar crisps. They were my favourite flavour - and about the only crisps I could eat. And I loooove crisps.... Definitely not amused!

Why on earth do companies insist on adding things like milk and yeast to EVERYTHING as a flavouring? I really can't understand the need for this. One of my favourites is 'sea salt with crushed black peppercorns' flavour kettle chips - why on earth should they need to contain yeast??? Kettle foods obviously think they do! Grrrr.

That's now After Eights I can no longer eat since they started adding butterfat to them. Bournville I can no longer eat since they started adding butterfat to it. Green & Black's Ginger chocolate (and probably all their other flavours too) I can no longer eat as they've started adding milk to it. And now Walkers crisps too ..... Maybe someone is trying to tell me something about healthy eating ....

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Cheese on toast !!!!!!!

After several years with no cheese - I had cheese on toast for tea tonight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw a lactose free cheese advertised a few weeks ago, and finally one of the local supermarkets in Ayr has started stocking it (Morrisons). It's pretty good. It's not quite Orkney cheddar, or Arran cheddar, but it's MILES better than all the dairy free cheeses I've tried. It's a little rubbery in texture eaten 'as is', but melted onto cheese on toast it's really good. It smells like cheese, it melts like cheese, it tastes like cheese. Yippee!

Monday, 4 May 2009

About time I posted again

Thought it was about time I posted here again. My wrists have been a little worse after seeing the specialist so it's been enough coping with placement without trying to do any extra like posting on my blog.

The first week of placement has gone well. Busy, tiring ... but fun. I'm still really enjoying it - despite all the hours spent every evening on paperwork. It's a holida today so that meant an extra day for all the planning and writing up, so I was able to take a little time off over the weekend. My friend Lorna came down to Ayr for the day - she's been working in Canada since I moved down here, so it was great to catch up.

Weather's been horrible today - cold and wet. Not exactly a nice day for the beach .... Ayr's getting noticeably busier now, with lots of folk out on the beach at all times of the day. And the ice cream vans have been out - and a giant inflatable ski slope (was going to go back and get a photo of it to post but I guess with the weather today it'll not be out!).