Category Archives: Vegetarianism

You say tomato…

Is it a fruit?  Is it a veg?  Knowledge, apparently, is understanding that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  The tomato is just the best-known not-vegetable though, and is accompanied by peppers, … Continue reading

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A vegetarian abroad

I think of myself as patriotic.  Those who know me might be surprised by that, but patriotism can be defined in a number of subtly different ways.  It has in the past been considered a distinction from religion: a love … Continue reading

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Hidden perils

My wife and I had a rare day to ourselves on our ninth wedding anniversary last year.  We both took the day off work, ditched the boys with their childminder, and, after a bottle of pink fizz, jumped on the … Continue reading

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Money

I’ve mentioned in previous posts how most people don’t know how much free time they have until they become a parent, by which time it’s too late to make the most of it until the nest is flown.  One other … Continue reading

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Ginger

Had you asked me a dozen years ago how I felt about ginger, I’d’ve been pretty dismissive of it.  My experience of it at that time, as a non-cook, was limited to gingerbread and ginger ale, both of which I … Continue reading

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Nothing with a face

I have heard it said that the biggest temptation to a born-again vegetarian is bacon.  I don’t know what it is about the smell of frying bacon, but I agree it is one of the most attractive odours known to … Continue reading

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Opposites attract

I am inherently lazy. It’s part of what has driven my career: I’m always looking for shortcuts, ways of removing wasted effort, systems to do things automatically which people spend time doing manually. Because I know I am lazy, I … Continue reading

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