Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Faux Pas.

I went grocery shopping yesterday morning and quite by accident bought "gatenkaas" instead of "geitenkaas," the first being made of cow milk and the latter of goat milk. By the time I found out, I was already toasting bread and had opened the package of cheese, and I decided to go ahead and eat it anyway. I felt like indulging and eating cheese because I had been looking forward to it so much.

It tasted very good, although it gave me a bit of a stomachache, and I ate quite a few pieces of toast with it because I am a glutton for punishment. As a result, all day long my intestinal system was very noisy, to say the least, and last night I had to make a quick run to the bathroom. 

So that again reminded me that no, I really can not eat cow milk products. It's fun and tasty to try them once in a while but the aftermath is something else and not worth it. I better stick to goat milk products and the next time I am sure I will not make that mistake again.

I bought brussels sprouts, endive, spinach, curly kale, carrots and potatoes and I will be making mashes with them. All the vegetables are fresh and packaged to keep in the crisp drawer of the refrigerator. The Exfactor, who is coming over for dinner tonight, will be getting endive mash because he asked for that one in particular. It will be my pleasure to make it. 

The endive is finely chopped and stirred uncooked through the hot mashed potatoes where it will go a bit limp making for a tasty dish. You are supposed to serve this with bacon cubes stirred through it and a good sausage but since I can't handle meat, I will not do that.

I bought the best bread from the "warm baker." It has different grains and sunflower seeds and it is a pure indulgenge to eat. It is almost a shame to share it with Tyke and he is still eating his own bread which is almost as good. He likes his new kibbles up to a point but still prefers his liverwurst sandwiches and who am I to deny him those? 

Gandhi is thriving since she stopped drinking milk and it must have been bad for her all along. She only drinks water now and has gained weight. She used to be such a skinny cat but now she looks much healthier. I think the fact that Tyke has stopped pestering her also helps because she can go anywhere now without him bothering her. His raging hormones were just too much for her.

I think all of us women can empathize with that.


Wisewebwoman said...

My mother always her mash with a good lettuce and scallions and it was wonderful.

Haven't made it myself, must do so.

yes, milk can be a b*****.


Maggie May said...

Oh dear, hope you feel much better soon.

Maggie X

Nuts in May

CorvusCorax12 said...

sounds yummy, i like mash too, sorry about the tummy troubles though

Rob-bear said...

Sorry to hear of your "inner discontent." Glad you lived to tell the tale. Trust the rest of your winter will proceed fairly uneventfully.

Bear is off to hibernate. See you in the spring. Blessings and Bear hugs until then.

Rudee said...

It's not like eating goat cheese is punishment, but I do think if it were me, I'd miss some of my favorite cow's milk products. It must be hard to follow strict dietary rules.