Sunday, May 11, 2008


What's Mother's Day without brunch? I visited a nearby Irish import store and bought all the ingredients needed for a traditional fry...rashers, bangers, white pudding and black pudding.
(Vegetarians may want to avert their eyes.)
I know you're jealous.


Lydia said...

that's cold sister

Lin M. said...

I'm Scot. . how about I trade you a black pudding for some Haggis.

No. .

Man, you can't GIVE that stuff away.

Earl said...

Actually, I have just returned from cooking Mother's Day breakfast at our church, and I spent forty minutes washing dishes after, so I have spotless dishpan hands, oh, so clean.

tyskkvinna said...

As a German, I think we may be the only group of people available to out-do you on that one. ;)

Gregg said...

All right Breda, you seem to have forgotten the soda bread, tomatoes and butter. Not to mention the tea with fresh cream.

I'm just sayin.

Breda said...

Lin - I really think haggis is a joke that Scots serve only to tourists. ;)

Gregg - there were tomatoes and even beans but sadly, no soda bread. I didn't have time to make it.

phlegmfatale said...

I LOVE black pudding, and I actually like haggis, too. Just another sucker tourist, I spose! :P

SpeakerTweaker said...

Am I the only poor sap that doesn't know what I'm looking at here?

Come on, someone let me in! If't there be food, I'm interested.



Breda said...

tweaker, black pudding=blood sausage=yummy!

Assrot said...

Vegetarians and Vegans such as myself don't mind that people eat meat or that people hunt and eat what they kill.

What we are against are the large corporations and the senseless waste and abuse they bring upon the animals. Many of us do not eat meat for health reasons due to the sick and diseased animals large corporations are putting into the human food chain.

If you doubt me, go see for yourself. Look on Youtube for a movie called "Earthlings". It is not for the feint of heart. It shows the cold, hard truth about what American Corporations are feeding its people and why you might want to rethink it.

You are much better off if you must eat meat to go hunt and take your own game.

The movie is 1 hour and 35 minutes long. It will change your life forever if you dare watch it. If you don't, I understand. Most people don't want to know.

If you do watch it, please do not let your children see it until after you have seen it and decide if as a parent you want them to see something like that.

Please don't shoot the messenger. I am not against meat eaters and I am not against hunters that eat what they kill. I am against corporate America poisoning the populace, severely abusing animals with no mercy and getting fat and rich off it to boot.

They laugh all the way to the bank and most of the owners and employees of these places don't eat their own products because they know what's in it and how badly the animal was abused to obtain it.

I am also against trophy hunters that kill needlessly so they can hang an animals head on the wall and brag about it.

Hopefully, you won't hate me after this. Many do but all I do is show you the irrefutable truth and let it speak for itself.

Have a nice night,

P.S. - Beings you are a librarian, your library might have a copy of the "Earthlings" movie on DVD.

Gregg said...

I for one have no problem with either your personal choice, nor with your attempts to educate people. I have no doubt that there is a lot of unsavory practices in the meat industry. Some I have seen, some I have not. Which is one of the reasons that I try to purchase entire animals from small ranchers or farmers where I know how they have raised their livestock.

OTOH, I have no problem with trophy hunters who donate the rest of their kills to charities, or even to the less fortunate.

Though I do have a problem with trophy hunters who just let the rest of the animal go to waste.

Less said...

OMG!!! Blood Sausage!

I love it!!

I had one guy here in ChiTown that made really GOOD Haggis (I know, that's an oxymoron and unpossible...), but his blood sausage sucked...

The Remittance Man said...

Jealous? Too bloody right I am! I can't get decent black pudding outside of the nether reaches of hell (otherwise known as Johannesburg).

Hope you enjoyed it though.