An Update!

Well, I think I mentioned about the whole “coming out via leaflet” thing? Here we go: an update! My housemate eventually found the leaflet (it helped that I, with the help of a friend from uni, moved the leaflet from under a pile of books on her desk to under her duvet) and she reacted really well. as well as you really can react to a leaflet under your duvet saying “so you think your housemate is asexual” with a glorious picture of my face underneath it.

Note: I’ve been trying to not describe my face as being hideous or ugly, which I do casually a lot like I’m trying to prove I’m not a narcissist. So if I describe myself as wondrous and perfect, that’s why.

This post is literally just an updating you (and by extension, me) on the goings on in my life. So… where to begin. Well, I went to a Buddhist meeting last week which was unexpectedly taxing on the old vocal chords (chanting for an hour. You really don’t appreciate how little you talk in day-to-day life until you talk constantly for an hour) but somehow calming. I very much lost track of time, which was interesting.

I’ve also started meditating again, which has had two effects: 1. I fall asleep so much quicker, it’s ridiculous. 2. I’ve realised how anxious and stressed and weirdly self-conscious I get on a daily basis. So that’s nice, and probably explains why sometimes I get so tired I just curl up on my bed and stare at my elbows.

my perfect, beautiful elbows.

er, what else. I’ve been eating so much soup recently that I’ve rediscovered my absolute loathing for broccoli. Broccoli does not deserve to exist on the same mortal plane as chocolate, I’ve decided. And no matter how much you dilute it with carrot you can still taste the fucking broccoli.

And then there have been a couple of exams. Guess what I’m procrastinating about right now? That’s right, medieval polyphony and German nationalism. How’d you guess?

oooh an update on the soup situation! so you know how ages ago I was like “ugh soup, I just eat it for the vitamins”? Well now I like it! I actually sometimes don’t even need bread to eat a bowl of soup, so that’s exciting. Not that bread is expensive or anything, I just don’t really want to be eating half a loaf of bread every lunch.

Well, I think that’s basically it. Have fun, kiddies. And as always, good night, friends. Good night.

What do you get when you put carrot soup in the freezer?

Something that looks remarkably like carrot ice cream, and the taste of regret. This might have something to do with the fact that I put cream in the soup, I guess, but I’d never have expected ice cream. Not that I ate it like ice cream, because I think that would be weird even for my standards. It definitely gave an extra element of weird to melting it in a pan and then dipping bread into it. Ice cream sandwich, anyone? (and that’s samm-widge, by the way, not sand-witch. I don’t want a sandy witch, thanks)

Anyway, it’s nice to know that you can freeze soup. Because it’s become apparent to me that I really do have a soup saturation level, and if I have to eat soup every day for a week every time I make it I’ll probably end up going stir-fry crazy, and nobody wants that.

Actually, to tell the truth, I ended up feeling that way about meatballs too when I ended up eating them twice a day for half a week. Don’t judge, you’d do the same if you ran out of everything except a packet of 24 meatballs. I think my flatmates must’ve thought I really, really, really loved the damn things, although I’d have thought my expression of sorrow and angst would’ve put paid to that assumption.

So this year I’m making a pledge! Instead of making food and then eating it until I get sick to the back teeth of it, I’m going to make food and then freeze it. Yeah, in your face meatballs! You’re not the boss of me!

Oh, for the record, I don’t think soup is really improved by the presence of cream. You can probably skip it, unless you desperately want to recreate vegetable ice cream.

What do you get when you put carrot soup in the freezer?

Something that looks remarkably like carrot ice cream, and the taste of regret. This might have something to do with the fact that I put cream in the soup, I guess, but I’d never have expected ice cream. Not that I ate it like ice cream, because I think that would be weird even for my standards. It definitely gave an extra element of weird to melting it in a pan and then dipping bread into it. Ice cream sandwich, anyone? (and that’s samm-widge, by the way, not sand-witch. I don’t want a sandy witch, thanks)

Anyway, it’s nice to know that you can freeze soup. Because it’s become apparent to me that I really do have a soup saturation level, and if I have to eat soup every day for a week every time I make it I’ll probably end up going stir-fry crazy, and nobody wants that.

Actually, to tell the truth, I ended up feeling that way about meatballs too when I ended up eating them twice a day for half a week. Don’t judge, you’d do the same if you ran out of everything except a packet of 24 meatballs. I think my flatmates must’ve thought I really, really, really loved the damn things, although I’d have thought my expression of sorrow and angst would’ve put paid to that assumption.

So this year I’m making a pledge! Instead of making food and then eating it until I get sick to the back teeth of it, I’m going to make food and then freeze it. Yeah, in your face meatballs! You’re not the boss of me!

Oh, for the record, I don’t think soup is really improved by the presence of cream. You can probably skip it, unless you desperately want to recreate vegetable ice cream.

On the subject of soup

Is it just me who hates vegetables? I can eat raw carrots like a champion, and green beans hold no fear for me. But broccoli is just a bit watery and leek is better avoided like the plague. Not to worry though, I won’t be getting scurvy any time soon! (I drink too many smoothies for that.. sshhh)

Here is my super-duper recipe for a soup that will sort out all of your vegetables for the day, leaving you free to enjoy a vegetable-free dinner. Or not, as the case may be.

You will require:

Carrots
Parsnips
Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes
Onion (ONE. NO MORE. IS OK WE BLEND NASTY ONION)
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
Some water

Now, the precise ratio is less important than this: you need probably a 1:1 ratio of parsnips to sweet potatoes, a 2:1 ratio of parsnips to potatoes, and a 2:1 ratio of carrot to parsnip. This ratio is useful because it helps maintain that perfect orange colour which we all know and love. Carrots and sweet potatoes are orange, so it’s fine.

Then, once you’ve peeled/diced your veggie-tables, place in a pot with the stock cube and enough water to cover it. Boil for approximately 45 minutes/however long you can be bothered.

Blend.

Serve with crusty bread and a massive cup of tea.

 

This soup will fill you with so many vitamins you won’t be able to see straight. And it’s got … er, fibre. And… minerals? Carbohydrates from the bread…? er… yeah… something… it’s good for you… maybe