Tomorrow’s morning shift changed to afternoon so no need to rush to bed tonight. Good thing too – I’m not tired and wouldn’t sleep.
I’m going to go with Rose’s cardboard box ageing to start with. It has the advantage that I can put a batch in one box and take samples from that one batch.
Poundland sell vacuum bags for clothes – you just connect the bag to a vacuum cleaner. They’re bigger than I would like but at two for a pound I’ll give them a go. I’ll just put one small batch into the room temperature vac-pack without whisky, since Anonymong has tried it and ithe result wasn’t good.
I’ll skip the jars. Already tried it with whisky and brandy and it looks good although I haven’t yet tested them. I need to work with what I have and limit the experiment to fit.
I think the first test should be in one month. If nothing much has changed, the next will be at six months.
I’ve been wondering why the Islamic fundamentalists aren’t furious about supermarkets selling Halal meat to just anyone without telling them. Ordinary Muslims won’t care at all, but to the fundamentalists, Halal is only for Muslims. We infidels aren’t allowed it. Those feeding it to infidels are taking a big risk.
To me, meat is meat. I don’t care if someone uttered an invocation over it, it doesn’t affect me at all. Those of other religions do care and to them, it’s spiritually tainted. The issue I care about is that in this country, we have laws about humane killing that don’t apply to Kosher or Halal meat on religious grounds. So who is in charge of the country, Law or Religion?
That lot is not tonight’s rant. I am easily distracted…
Pre-diabetes is now a Thing. It means you don’t have diabetes but you are not living as directed so you might get it and then you’ll be inconsiderate enough to expect some of that NI you paid over the years to cover the treatment you’ll need. That money is for treating people from other countries, paying people to tell you how to live and personal parking spaces for people who wouldn’t be adversely affected by being lobotomised. How dare you think that just because you’ve been paying for healthcare all your working life, you are entitled to it if you need it?
This particular article comes from the food industry who believe in all this crap because they see a way to a) make money (fair enough, it’s what they do) and b) get on the good side of the Puritans (they might want to ask the vapers how that one’s likely to work out).
Now, if they made healthier crisps and sweets that still tasted good, I’m all for that. Crisps are deep fried and then coated with salt. Can you make them taste like they’ve been deep fried without deep frying them? Go for it. Never mind the salt, I have plenty. The industry is always experimenting. That’s a good thing.
But this –
Yet this ‘time bomb’ may also be an opportunity for the food and drink industry, who can help to defuse the risks of progression to diabetes through lifestyle changes and the development of healthier products and ingredients.
Now hold on, private sector. You are not supposed to be forcing lifestyle changes on us. Any company that tries will never see a penny of my money again. I have no option with the public sector, they take tax by force, but I have an option with you. I, like everyone else, can refuse to fund you. Think on, food and drink industry, think on.
This ‘pre-diabetes’ nonsense is not the end of it. Even when it gets as far as the shampoo industry siding with the Puritans to combat ‘pre-dandruff’ it will not be the end of it. There is no end.
It has to be stopped. But with so many idiots falling again and again for the ‘if we side with the Puritans they won’t come for us’ game even though they have seen what happened to all the others, the question is…