You are…ah… what you eat?

July 16, 2007

Mildly nauseous at this story on the wire at Reuters……Chinese “trucking” live rats to southern restaurants. Now… I don’t know about you but I can’t imagine a sauce that would make me want to tackle this…….

The story says:-rat.jpg

“The buyers offered 6 yuan for a kg, but as to where they will sell the rats, they would not say,” the newspaper quoted a local resident as saying, adding that villagers had to catch the rats alive.

“If we want to do that, there is no problem. We could catch 150 kg of rats in one night…but we will not do this against our conscience,” the villager was quoted as saying.

Some Guangdong restaurants were promoting “rat banquets”, charging 136 yuan (8.80 pounds) for one kg of rat meat, the newspaper said.

Anybody got an interesting recipe?  <shiver>


Eating Out: The Horseshoe Bar, Enniskillen

July 3, 2007

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Sometimes, just sometimes, in my role as designated family taxi I get the opportunity to visit parts of Northern Ireland that I love but see way too seldom! One of those places is Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. horseshoe_front.jpgI just love that wee town. The folks are so friendly that it is a joy for the visitor. On my latest trip I had too lucky encounters worthy of reporting on any internet site. So here goes…

The first was a visit to the local library where a real gentleman of a librarian managed to solve my computer access log-on problems by renewing my very-out-of-date library card! So I was able to spend a pleasant thirty minutes checking on various websites at the very best cost of all…. £0-00!

Thanks mate for your help and assistance. I wasn’t aware I could use my library card to gain free internet acces across the Western Education and Library Board area. I hope this item publicices this a little! Why have all those computers idle when their is free access. The Enniskillen Library’s suite was being well used and I think helpful librarian are responsible for that!

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Eating Out: The Exchange, Derry.

June 3, 2007

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Dropped into “The Exchange, Restaurant and Bar” at Queen’s Quay, Derry during the week. As usual, a nice quiet meal – made even nicer by the absence of smoke. What a great pleasure to eat out in a smoke free zone! I didn’t notice any less of a crowd than normal so it looks like this restaurant is weathering the “smoking-ban-backlash.”

The Exchange

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