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Coo, I'm so hungry! xVery Happy

Posted at 20th Dec 2008 - 02:36PM   Posted by Pipany   Saturday's pipture Comments: 7

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Blossomcottage's Avatar It looks lovely but I am not sure I could eat any at the moment, may be in a week or so!!
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Posted by: Blossomcottage on 20th Dec 2008 at 02:40PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Aw poor Blossom - all the more for me then Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 20th Dec 2008 at 03:07PM

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Fennie's Avatar You know, looking at this, it strikes me that there's a new and totally untapped potential billion dollar market out there for food that doesn't do you any good. Clearly it shouldn't do you any harm. But why do we make Christmas puddings out of sugar, eggs, dried fruit, flour, butter, brandy and such like? Would not the essence of these foodstuffs do instead. Would it not be possible to make a Christmas pudding out of some kind of indigestible cellulose? Recycled cardboard perhaps, with some shredded and finely powdered plastic for good measure and flavoured amply with these essences.

The pudding would look the same, taste the same, smell the same, maybe even cost the same, but it would be calorie free. Not 'lite' but entirely carbohydrate and calorie free.

Just imagine the headlines: 'Eat as much as you like, you will not put on a single ounce!' And just think of all that stodge, passing undigested through your alimentary system, absorbing on its way all the fats and the toxins, the alcohol, cholesterol and all the other 'ols that do you so much harm.

We should be de-toxed in an instant. Not only that, we should all be svelte again, slim as rakes and fit as fiddles; happy as Larry from gorging on the calorie-free pud. We would be guilt-free and those bathroom scales could be hung on the wall or consigned to the lumber room as an interesting facet of early twenty first century living.

If Diet Coke then why not Diet Christmas. Oh go on then, you can have a slice of lemon with it.

Posted by: Fennie on 20th Dec 2008 at 03:26PM

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Faith's Avatar Ahh Fennie but would it have the same 'in your mouth' feeling....can't see that happening!

Very festive pipture, Pipany. I don't actually like Christmas pud that much though - rather have trifle.

Posted by: Faith on 20th Dec 2008 at 03:45PM

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You been at the sherry bottle, Fennie?Laughing

Posted by: @themill on 20th Dec 2008 at 05:58PM

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Frances's Avatar Oh I do like that picture, Pipany. Right now, I have got some holly branched sort of holding up my rather spindly but beautifully blooming paperwhites.

I love Christmas puddings, and had quite a conversation about them in my crazy busy NY food market yesterday. It is not so easy to find them for sale over here as it used to be. Well worth searching out...we are too lazy and kitchen-challenged to make our own.

Fennie, I just knew that comment was yours before I got to the attribution line. (Must be my art history training. Some clue just let me know it was you ... and I laughed all the way through your comment.)

xo

Posted by: Frances on 21st Dec 2008 at 12:26AM

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Camilla's Avatar Lovely Pipany, and I adore Christmas Pud.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Dec 2008 at 03:10AM

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