I checked my email this morning and then turned off the computer and that was it. Computer death. It has been coming but I was hoping the computer would last a while longer. However I have phoned around for quotes and I hope it won't be too long before I have a shiny new one.
I am at the local library and I can use their computers, but I won't be posting every day for a little while, but I still will try and come down fairly frequently.
A special apology to the new readers I have through MyBlogLog, and all of you other lovely people that like to read my bits and pieces.
Anyway apart from the death in the family I have been thinking about turnips. Yes you read that correctly. Now that oranges and other citrus fruit costs are jumping four or five times it is time to look elsewhere for our Vitamin C.
We have been brainwashed folks by the orange producers of America. Yes indeedy, do you know the humble turnip is awash in Vitamin C. You can bake it, mash it, scallop it and even juice it and it has about a third of the calories of an orange. Plus oranges can really be detrimental to anyone suffering from athritis or heartburn, ulcers etc.
I don't know about you but I have seen enough nubile maidens (I use that term loosely) on TV advertisments sporting themselves with a glass of orange juice in hand. You never see a movie or sit com where people eat breakfast without the ubiquitous glass of orange juice. Recently there is one where some guy is inside an orange that comes through a railway tunnel to offer the luscious beverage. Give me a break.
Where have the marketers for the turnip been. Have you ever seen an ad for turnips. Europeans ate turnips for centuries as a staple before the potato arrived. Compared to the potato the turnip is a nutritional powerhouse.
I wonder if in the days when English sailors took limes on their ships to prevent scurvy and thus became known as Limies, if they had taken turnips, would the Australian call us turnipies.