Since I have been reading Patrick Barkham’s Badgerlands; courtesy of my dear boyfriend, I’m rediscovering my inherent love of the countryside. Badgerlands certainly captures the romanticism synonymous with the English country; in particular the woods at night. As a little girl I would watch the tales of Beatrix Potter on VHS. Before the story begins… Continue reading A Place Without Humans
Toronto Pig Save have been flooding my twitter feed the past few days with regards to the Fearmans incident when a truck full of 180 pigs overturned killing 40 0f them. I chose to watch a video shared by Bite Size Vegan. I’m glad I did. I think. I’d settled in for my 6pm ‘Dinnerdate’… Continue reading I Watched a Video and Now I’m Going to be a Better Vegan
Vegan cheese is the one area in which smug omnivores enjoy ‘catching out’ vegan folk. And annoyingly there’s never been a brand I can wax lyrical about- even if I knew what that meant. ‘I could never give up cheese’ is the ultimate feeble excuse that make vegans everywhere grit their teeth. So. The fact… Continue reading I’d rather have Gary- Sainsbury’s vegan cheese review
Scrolling down my Facebook news-feed yesterday, an animal rights event captured my attention. As a vegan who after two years is still scared to ask for vegan options, I’ve always been reluctant to attend any manner of animal rights campaigns, events or similar. This particular event was calling for any activists/vegans/animal enthusiasts to accompany a… Continue reading Being Vegan is Exhausting…
Walking home yesterday, I felt agitated by the overheard remark of a stranger to his young daughter that ‘seagulls are just rats with wings,’ followed by, ‘they should all be shot.’ Such off hand, unfounded statements are ones that serve as the basis of collective mentality, often derogatory to animals that are intelligent and densely… Continue reading Know Your Pests! Do we Chastise Animals for Simply Being on ‘our’ Turf?
Our travels South brought us to Prague which, with its ever growing tourism metropolis, the choice of dining venues available to such exotic minorities as myself went up to somewhere around 7! But we quickly became regulars at a little known vegan chain called Loving Hut. Loving Hut, if you didn’t know (I didn’t) is… Continue reading Loving, Loving Hut
Napfenyes is a fully vegan restaurant, done out in an old cellar. It offers dim lighting and private booths, a salad bar, a soy ice cream selection for dessert and a small shop. It’s not so much a ‘posh’ experience as homely with a rustic, homemade-y kind of glow. The pizza choice alone was like… Continue reading NapfenYES! (Budapest) Pizza and Other Amazing Vegan Fare (Fried Cheese)!
Friends, the time has come for another one of our Eastern Europe jaunts where we will re-visit the very aptly named Hungary because that means good food in unassuming vegan treasure troves! Not only did Hungary make way for my vegan debut of ‘going for pizza,’, but my first time in a Hare Krishna and… Continue reading Holidaying in Eastern Europe? You Won’t go Hungary!
It was most refreshing to come across an article entitled ‘Sex up your Veg’ in none other than Glamour magazine as I flicked through it this morning. Especially as vegetables aren’t for once, simply dismissed as a side or obligatory accompaniment to meat (grilled chicken or fish you know how it goes). Here veg takes… Continue reading Glamour Magazine Promotes ‘Sexed up’ Veg (Yay)!
I am aware I haven’t posted for an extreeeemely long time, but since ‘Bluehost’ has begun charging me monthly to allow this banal drivel to be lingering somewhere below the periphery of the ether, I thought I’d better post something. Obviously lots of things can happen in a month, but it’s not like I’ve been… Continue reading Earthworm Jim Looks like a Mooli…