Share Your World: 2016 Week 32

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

New in the Migros at last

Mostly British products that are not sold so much in Switzerland. One of which is lemon curd, a spread on the bread, or to add a lemon flavour to a cake mixture. It is made from lemon juice and mixed with egg. You can make it yourself, but cannot keep it very long because of the fresh ingredients.

Crumpets

Crumpets are also something I like very much in England: toasted with butter and perhaps jam. If I am in England I usually bring some with me to Switzerland.

However, need no endless supplies of anything. I have grown accustomed to other countries, other food, throughout my 70 years, so why be so fussy. I like english sausage that Mr. Swiss tells me taste like sawdust with a bit of meat. I am sure if I had an endless supply of the same food it would soon bore me.

 

What is the worst thing you ate this last recently?

The Swiss national sausage, the cervelatSome time ago Mr. Swiss suggested fried cervelat sausage (the Swiss national sausage that you can eat cold or fried) with pasta for lunch. I did not have a better suggestion so decided OK. I usually eat these sausages cooked with fried potato. I don’t mind pasta, Mr. Swiss would eat it with every meal, I would not: just now and again. I discovered that these sausages with pasta are not the hightpoint of 5 star cooking and I found the meal absolutely not appetising. You can bring me your Swiss sausage in a salad, or fried, but not as a noodle accompaniment.

 

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

Cooking tomato sauce

 

 

 

No absolutely not, unless I happen to be sleeping, then I am very comfortable, somtimes too comfortable. I have to have action, be it just reading a book or on the computer, even cooking one of my 5 star meals. Sitting around and wondering what to do next is for me a complete waste of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy.

List? No thankyou, it is too late. I had my last career change 8 years ago and now have the best job I ever had. I am my own boss, have no fixed working hours, and can organise the day to suit I, me and myself. I don’t even have to worry about getting enough sleep. My job allows me to compensate. The State even pays me for doing nothing as well as my ex work place. What could be better? Of course, there are days when the work pressure gets a little too much to bare, and I have some health issues, but don’t we all. For that we have pills, medicine and all sorts of remedies. Yes, life can be fun – who needs a career, just keep to your medicine timetable. I am at the top of my class – a super golden oldie. You can hear my joints creaking before you see me.

 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I survived again last week, although there were a few health obstacles on the way, but I made it until today so what could possibly be better?

There are so many things to look forward to I do not know where to begin. My diabetes tablets, checking my sugar household, avoiding food containing lactose, being careful when I walk and not putting the bread in the fridge instead of the bread bin (golden oldie moments of forgetfulness and confusion?) and of course above all, my golden oldie midday sleep. There are untold possibilities of a perfect life style.

Share your World: 2016 Week 32

13 thoughts on “Share Your World: 2016 Week 32

  1. I don’t think I could handle eating in other countries. I had enough problems when we moved to Texas from South Carolina. The food is different here. At first, we could not get Duke’s Mayonnaise, but now we can. We still can’t get country ham or fat back here. If you eat out here, you are going to get a spicy meal.

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  2. I can get crumpets and usually treat myself to a packet each fortnight but lemon curd I’ve not had in ages. I am not sure if it is available locally. I should find out as I’ll be thinking about it now.

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  3. Ah! But this Golden Oldie keeps her sliced bread in the ‘fridge deliberately, as I buy a brand without preservatives which I use only for toast, and the ‘fridge is the best place to keep it. Of course, I do occasionally get the two breads mixed up and the ‘to be sliced’ loaf ends up in the ‘fridge – or once the oven – while the sliced ends up in the bread bin. Then with mouldy green spots on, it gets thrown away, and i hate waste!

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    • We call Feldsalat Nusslersalat and I like it very much, although it needs a thorough wash before eating. We usually mix it with sliced hard boiled eggs. I have heard from a few expats that it is something they miss. Someone that lives in Argentina even took some seeds with her to plant. The apron was a gift from England from my friend. I sort of grew up with crumpets. I love the way the butter melts into them after they are toasted.

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