This is about my obsession with things I can't explain. NOTE: I said things "I" cannot explain. There very well could be an explanation, I just haven't bothered to search it out because then I would deflate the pleasure of fantasizing about what "I" think it is. It's like reading the answers to the sudoku or crossword puzzle before you start it.
Have you ever cut open a pepper and found more than just seeds. I don't mean bugs or anything like that, but more like a growth. A tumour perhaps? Something like this:
I plucked it out for further investigation.
Do you suppose this could be pepper cancer? It's an abnormal growth. Cancer starts with abnormal cell growth. Cells are born and die constantly but sometimes they don't die. Instead, they mutate and you end up with abnormal growths... tumours. Do you think this is the vegetable equivalent to a tumour? Is it safe for us to eat something that's had a tumour? More questions popped into my head. Thoughts of how to treat the poor little pepper did too but I decided it's not in my best career interests to pursue that further.
What do you think?
You know, it kind of looked like a heart when it was still attached. OH NO! I ripped it's little heart out with my bare fingers! Oh well, I'm sure if it actually did have feelings, they pretty much stopped the instant I cut it's body in half.
Other than that, the vegetarian thing is going along nicely. Mr. B left a comment stating that "salad is what food eats". As you have probably guessed already, he's one of the carnivores I mentioned. He'll be home tomorrow. I'll be sure to let the world know if vegetables kill him. ;)
I've discovered that the Little Prince is happy if salmon is on the menu. Apparently it satisfies his meatetarian needs... so far. Tonight we had herb crusted salmon, rice cooked in vegetable broth, and pan roasted green beans. Yummy! Photos will be added to the new site. Fruit juice and soft drinks are officially off the menu. I just might die without my Coke Zero but I'm going to give it the old college try. What in the world does that mean anyway? Water with lots of ice and a splash of lime cordial has been accepted by all as a soda replacement. A teaspoon of cordial is a lot less unhealthy than a soda with ounces of sugar and chemicals. Progress!
That's all for now. I have to get to bed. I leave you with one more question. Below is another photo of myself and the Magpie. Don't we look positively angelic? ;)
Meat sweats have been replaced by an organic glow. So lovely.