You also ate meat, drank milk and ate home cooked meals which, by today's standards, would be too rich in carbs and fats. Nothing fancy, just whatever came from the store or the garden.
This is awesome. I would love to eat food I raised in the garden :)
Originally Posted by TheCrabbyTabby
And farm fresh eggs.
YES. My old neighbor raises chickens as pets and we would get eggs here and there. Ohmygod couldn't even bring myself to eat grocery store eggs for a while. They're so much tastier, its subtle but they're so fresh and delicious and full of flavor!!!!
Originally Posted by Olympia
Hhaha.. we live in the suburbs and we sneak pigs into our yard and butcher them. (omg not live pigs, we buy just whole pigs!) We use everything.. even the feet to make soup, the head and ears to make gelatin... back in Poland you'd torch the pig to burn the hair off and eat the skin as well... Raw meat is popular as well (don't go ew because steak tartar is considered a delicacy here!) I hope I'm not sickening anyone.. probably Laki.
I go gaga for raw eggs mixed with cocoa powder.. best thing ever...
Actually while it sounds gross and I wouldn't want to live in the same house, I agree with using everything. Waste not, Want not! (as the old war propaganda posters convinced citizens)
Sorrry to bring this all back up! lol It's just... You guys are so chatty when I'm in bed! Actually we watched the movie "The Prestige" last night. Awesome movie!
Small farmed animals are probably a lot better than large factory farmed meat. The city's largest chicken supplier here has gotten slaps on the wrist for draining their pig processing sludge into a popular leisure lake a few years back but nobody can touch them because they supply the city and probably the island with chicken (and some pork).. Disgusting. That's politics.
Even still, I don't think I could sit and eat a chicken dinner from a small farm. I know the meat is a lot healthier and fresher and without hormones but I have such a girly heart that I would think of it as someone's pet.!!
Like when chef Gordon Ramsey got turkeys for his kids to raise and kill for thanksgiving...
@silverfang- new girlies!! Oh boy! Cannot wait to see them!