It being the summer holidays, it felt like a great day not to do much. I started it with a blueberry mug muffin for breakfast, and spent the day in the same theme - trying out new recipe ideas and having fun with food. We have friends coming over for dinner today, so I made a cheesecake recipe from a family friend. Hopefully it tastes good, but the decoration was by far the most fun bit I got slightly childish with the instruction "Add fruit to the top"!
I also spent some of the afternoon on the allotment, gathering whatever we could find out there. Two of the weirdest vegetables we grow are black beans and rainbow chard. They make quite a pantomime pairing as the evil villain in black and the brilliant hero in coloured lycra:
We also got some broad beans which are going to turn into pâté at some point (at least according to my dad but we'll see.) On to the second part:
Today I tried worms for the first time:
Apart from being a slightly weird idea, it was actually ok. I tried cajun spiced mealworms and 'chocolate chirp cookies' which were cricket and chocolate chip. Although it was probably the strangest thing I've eaten, it didn't taste very different to an ordinary biscuit. These statistics give you an idea of why chirp cookies could be the next big thing:
Cows produce 100 times more emissions than insects.
1kg of meat from a cow needs 20,000l of water, and 1kg of meat from an insect needs 25l.
So, cricket burger for dinner?
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