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We Had Lobsters For Dinner Tonight.

by Anura Guruge

We have at least one big lobster dinner a year. This was the first for 2020.

We got them from ‘Market Basket‘ in Rochester, N.H. They were $5.99 per pound. Steaming on the house.

I am against cooking them in the house. Plus, I got 8. We would have needed some BIG pots for that. Much better to get them to zap them.

They were good. I just ate 2. I must be getting old. I have been known to eat 3 or 4 without much trouble.

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Latest Shortage — Metamucil — And It Can’t Be Related To Toilet Paper. (Could It?)

by Anura Guruge

Sacré bloody bleu!

Who would have reckoned?

I really am NOT sure what is worse, the shortage of TP or Metamucil? [Actually ‘Market Basket‘ had some TP — one ‘package’ (of six (I think)) per family.]

Don’t think the two shortages can be related.

Don’t give me grief about Metamucil. It is not because I am old. Well it is, BUT I have been taking it for OVER 20-years. So, it is NOT something new — unlike my old age that descended on I without much warning.

Never thought I would see a shortage of Metamucil.

They had a few assorted containers, MOSTLY those with SUGAR. That, to I, is like poison.

To be brutally honest, I can get away without the Metamucil. I eat MORE FIBRE a day than a cow. Honest. I live on fibre. SMILE.

Well, I have given you a heads up.

September 16, 2020 UPDATE — shortage CONTINUES. (click)

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — March 21, 2020.

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Selfies My Way — Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Without A Wine Glass; November 21, 2019.

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Anura Guruge November 2019

Beaujolais Nouveau day. One of the few days in the year when you are likely to see a picture of I which is NOT a selfie — but, I will invariably be holding a glass (or drinking a glass) of Beaujolais Nouveau. So, I thought I should do a selfie without the glass of wine. This was at Market Basket, Rochester, before I got home with the bottles of wine.

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Have You Heard Of ‘Erythritol’, The Healthy, Natural Carbohydrate (i.e., Sugar)?

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol

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I was standing at a ‘Market Basketsupermarket checkout this afternoon when I fancied a drink, it being a warm day. These Bai drinks were right next to I so I took one, and by force of habit, read the LABEL. For the last 6-years I rarely, if ever, eat or drink something, WITHOUT reading the label — IF it has one. I try, real hard, to limit my carbs.

So, I am NO STRANGER to Nutritional Labels and especially the Carbohydrate numbers. Trust me when I tell you that this is the first time I have seen ‘Erythritol’ on a label. I was confounded. I knew it had to be a sugar since it was listed as a carbs. What I didn’t know was how bad it would be for I.

So, I had to check.

To be fair I think the jury is still out. I am NOT going to rush off and start consuming large quantities of Erythritol. It seems too good to be true, and in my dotage I am leery of such products.

I also looked up when they started adding (the likes of) Erythritol to food labels. Appears that the FDA gave this the green light in 2009 — 10-years ago. But, reporting it, as yet, from what I can see, appears to be voluntary! That means all manufacturers do not have to list it — which would explain why I had never seen it before.

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My One Remaining Food VICE — Mediterranean Spinach Swirls (A Variant Of ‘Spanakopita’).

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Alas, my supposed restraint when it comes to food still has its limits. I can’t, however hard I try, stop eating these $3 Mediterranean Spinach Swirls from Market Basket. HELP.

It really is killing me — slowly but surely.

Who would have thought that this would end up as my one remaining VICE when it came to food.

Yes, I confess, that maybe once a month, if she grudgingly lets me, I will eat 4 – 5 teaspoons of Teischan’s leftover ice cream (with any chocolate sauce that is lurking around) at a restaurant.

That is it in terms of sweets for the last 6 years (i.e., since January 22, 2013). No cake, no pies, no chocolates, no muffins, no donuts, no ice cream, no cheesecake, no cookies … And I love chocolates, pecan pie, apple pie and ice cream.

I stopped eating nuts 10-weeks ago. And I LOVE nuts.

I drastically cut back on cheese 10-weeks ago. I could live on cheese. I now have a bit every few days.

I dramatically cut back on food 10-weeks ago. I have lost xx pounds in the last 10-weeks. SMILE. Not telling you how much. I am moderately pleased. IF I can lose another 10 pounds I would be orgasmic.

So, during the last 10-weeks these spinach swirls have been my ONLY WEAKNESS! Honest.

Who would have thought. SPINACH — BAD FOR YOU.

Over the last decade I have really acquired a taste for spinach. I eat a LOT of spinach — in multiple forms.

Spinach is said to be good for you.

But, these $3 spinach swirls I eat are killing me. I would be better eating chocolate donuts.

Even the guy at Market Basket, who makes them, told me that they are BAD for ME! 500 calories each.

I have CUT BACK — over the last 10-weeks.

I used to eat 3 every 10-days or so. Sometimes 2 a day. It was KILLING I.

Then 10-weeks ago, I went nearly a month without eating even one. It killed me.

Then I started cheating. One every few weeks.

I had one TODAY — which I bought yesterday.

It is killing.

I am SO ashamed!

This is bad.

I wish I had more control over my diet.


Oh … what happened 10-weeks ago.

That was when I had my knee surgery and discovered my blood sugar had SHOT UP to 103! 103! Damn.

Not good. I am

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Flowers Of Rochester, New Hampshire — April 29, 2019.

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Taken in and around Rochester, NH with my new Canon EOS RP with a 24-105mm lens. Most were taken at the ‘Market Basket‘. Now that the days are getting warmer you will see more and more pictures of flowers. You have been warned.

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My Latest ‘Wheels’ — Maybe The Spiffiest Of Them All.

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My very first time. Always wanted to try one out. Never had the guts.

Yesterday I had no choice. Wow. Easy to drive and very maneuverable. You can turn it on a dime.

Had bad luck though. No, NO, contrary to Teischan’s fears I did NOT run anyone over and I did not play bumper cars with any carts though I pretended like I was going to.

Had the battery on TWO — yes two — die on I! That wasn’t funny.

Hoping that this is not going to become a habit. I like to be mobile on my own two feet.

Oh, this was at ‘Market BasketRochester, NH.

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Flowers Galore For 2019 Valentine’s Day — At Concord ‘Market Basket’.

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YOU know I can’t resist taking pictures of flowers — particularly so during the height of winter in New Hampshire when the temperature is in the 20s FAHRENHEIT, we have a few inches of snow on the ground and a foot or more of fresh snow on the way.

These were at ‘Market Basket‘ in Concord, New Hampshire. To be honest, I didn’t take pictures of all the flowers. It was quite busy and I didn’t want to get in the way of love-struck folk trying to buy flowers.

But, please ENJOY. Happy Valentine’s Day 2019.

P.S., I did buy two bunches of daffodils — that being the Welsh in I.

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Flowers For The Holidays, ‘Market Basket’, Rochester — December 8, 2018.

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Yes, of course, I miss taking pictures of flowers. No flowers outside anymore. Just snow, ice and grey. But, plenty of pretty flowers inside.

I had a few minutes to spare today while shopping at ‘Market Basket‘ in Rochester, New Hampshire. So, I couldn’t resist.


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