Friday, October 26, 2007

Confession


Oh, the shame!

After all this time; after all the effort to cook and eat responsibly.

Wasted on 'fresh' chantarelles and beautiful, but aptly named, trompette de la morte. From France.

The food miles. The hideous expense.

I am deeply, deeply ashamed...


14 comments:

The Illustrated Garden said...

It's okay, Lucy. We all have our weaknesses! Thanks for an interesting and thought-provoking blog.

Wendy said...

Extenuating circumstance. Forgiven. :)

Susan said...

How did you fix these, Lucy? Butter them up or enhance some eggs?

You "scold" yourself for weakness, but I call it strength. I know how innocuous the trumpet of death is, but still...wonder how such a name came to pass, considering the destroying angel. There's no equivocating with THAT one. : O

Sophie said...

Don't worry Lucy - I'm a firm believer that it is what we eat and do *most* of the time that counts. It's the odd lapse that gives us the break we need to be able to carry on shopping responsibly for the long term.

I have to say this because I am constantly eyeing up the asparagus from Peru in my local supermarket. It talks to me every time I walk past it...

Lucy said...

Thanks guys, but I still can't quite believe how much they cost...in every way...

Val, thank you for stopping in- your illustrations are wonderful to have found.

Wendy, you have made my day! I feel better because, as you are a teacher, I'm sure you get all manner of excuses. Thank you.

Susan, I'm not sure what I'll do yet...I think butter or olive oil on grilled polenta. Wendy has some great ideas from a recent visit to Finland. It's a fascinating name - they do look like black trumpets from the underworld!

Oh, Sophie, what is it about the pull of things like Peruvian asparagus? You are, of course, absolutley right, but there's that twinge of guilt. Every single time I pass the two paper bags on the kitchen bench...

Another Outspoken Female said...

Ah all our guilty little food mile secrets! Mine is coffee from Columbia and Pinot Grigio from Friuli!

Cynthia said...

Hey Lucy, good to see you back!

Truffle said...

What a lovely indulgence. Very understandable.

Rosa said...

But just think how much more guilty you'd feel if you didn't use them and threw them away!!

katiez said...

Sometimes we just have to indulge!
Think of it as your contribution to some poor mushroom gatherer in France (yeah, I know, not true, but you can think of it...)

Anh said...

Oh Lucy what is there to be ashamed of? These mushrooms are fantastic, please enjoy them! :)

shula said...

How much can a koala bear?

I understand completely. Probably would have done the same.

winedeb said...

Lucy, guilty? No way! Mother Nature provided us with these wonderful goodies to enjoy. Do not disappoint her!

vegeyum said...

I read the other day that vegetables from ANYWHERE are cheaper (environmentally) than meat grown locally. Your photo is magnificent and worth the expense (money).