2014-09-26

mirrorshard: Grass stalks against a summer sky (Summer grass)
2014-09-26 12:43 pm

*dust*

I should start using this thing again. Which also means I should follow more people. Recommend me some? I'm hesitant just to do a random walk through my friends' friends, because that feels intrusive.
mirrorshard: Grass stalks against a summer sky (Summer grass)
2014-09-26 01:15 pm
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Not a Sunday roast

Yesterday, I roasted a chicken, and I want to talk about that for a while.

I've been trying to eat more vegan, partly for health reasons and partly because that's the easiest way to opt a little way out of the dietary Omelas of doing harm to animals and ecology and communities, but I'm not about to give up free-range chicken, for personal as well as ethical reasons. (It's a very resource-light meat, very low opportunity cost compared to other meat, and whilst I don't have the numbers it's comparable to processed vegan food.) Mostly, though, it's a family history thing - my mother used to cook roast chicken or lamb every Sunday, and whilst I'm not so bothered about the days of the week it's a nice thing to do. It still feels special, it gives another couple of days' food with the leftovers, and it actually works out quite cheaply.

There's another reason, too... )
mirrorshard: (Justify God's Ways to Man)
2014-09-26 06:17 pm
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Gaude, Sabaoth, John, Jericho, Jubilee, Dimity, Batty Thomas, and Tailor Paul

I had forgotten just how good Dorothy L Sayers's writing is when she's writing about something she really loves.