Food, Glorious Food

Organic Food BoxToday was the kind of day I wish my entire life could be like. I did wake up feeling a bit blergh, but once up things became joyful.

I had porridge with seeds, sultanas, ginger and honey for breakfast. I make the best porridge in the world, except maybe for Basil. I have had a few failures in my time, but I have now established a winning formula. Went into town with my Mum. Got all my recycling taken care of (cheers, Mum), and paid my National Insurance. Renewed my rental contract, paid some money into the bank (better than taking it out!), and came home. Cleaned my lounge/kitchen, including mopping. Did my laundry. Ate a Danish pastry, and had a cup of tea.

It was productive at work, which meant I was able to do more work in less time. Always a good feeling! Found out I have indeed got a raise – although I don’t know how much yet. Contract is on its way.

On to the main part of this post: Abel and Cole. They shoved a leaflet through my parents’ door recently, and I noted the lack of a delivery charge. I assumed that the food would be stupidly expensive, but I checked it out anyway. I’m glad I did – it’s cheaper than Waitrose, sells EVERYTHING, and the ordering system is a dream. I had my first delivery today.

Result? Favourable. Since it wasn’t stupidly expensive I thought they might skimp on the quantity – but I got a veritable mountain of oranges and apples, plenty of broccoli, and a fair number of potatoes and onions. I also got fennel, which was fascinating. Opening the organic food box was rather like having a present – surprising, and awesome.

I also got milk, bread, beans (of the hippie variety), oatcakes (absolutely delicious), ham, yogurt, goats’ cheese and juice. The goats’ cheese was pretty expensive for a tiny amount, but I’m always stunned at how expensive cheese is anyway.

They let you mark items as ‘dislikes’ – so I was able to get rid of all peppers. Some people might ditch mushrooms. Etc. You can get rid of up to fifteen things.

Anyway, I am enthused. It means I can budget much more exactly, since I am hopeless at mental arithmetic and a sucker for impulse buying. It also means I get a random variety of veg, and I am helping support organic local farmers and such like. Yay! Plus I get really excited about the delivery – and excitement and surprises are good.

So yeah, for dinner I had baked potato with egg mayonnaise and salad – none of which came from my box since he didn’t turn up until 6pm, and I’d already started. But for the next few days I am well set. My salad was awesome, by the way, just greens, seeds and oil and vinegar dressing. I love food! Food is awesome! YAY!

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