Friday, 5 November 2010

Out and About

I didn’t cook last night as we went into Cambridge to support our friend Chris Priestly at the book launch for his new book The Dead of Winter. He writes for young adults—but his books are a darned good Gothic horror sort of read. This book was heavily influenced by Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Check him out!

Afterward we went to the Rainbow Café—all vegetarian and mostly vegan and 100% yum. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Cambridge.

Spiderman ate:
IslaMorada Key Lime & Black Bean Pasta Bow Ties
Deliciously unusual sauce of tomato, black beans, limes & flavoured with aged balsamic vinegar, with a hint of oregano & garlic, served on pasta bow ties & garnish. Can be served as Risotto on rice (gf). Optional cheese.

I ate:
Ethiopian Mesir-Wat (Lentil Bowl)
Lentils, seasonal pumpkin & more, made with our special “berbere” spice mix & homemade vegan “Niter Kibbeh” - “Ethiopian butter” - to give a true authentic flavour. Served with turmeric rice & salad.

And for pudding I had lemon and blackberry vegan cheesecake and Spiderman ate a slice of cherry cake with toasted almonds on top. Double yum! We ended up walking a total of an hour and half last night-- to and from the train station and to and from the bookshop where the launch party was-- those desserts were hopefully burned off!

So I leave you with the lyrics to a song that was one of the earliest pricking of my conscious as far as animal rights goes. It is from my favourite Christian thrash metal band from the 80s (yes they DO exist)  called Tourniquet.

Ark Of Suffering

You think it's alright to destroy God's creation
They don't have a voice so who cares how we're treating them here
If you read His word you should know that he blessed them
I know your defense is to say "God said dominate them"
Do you think dominate means to kill just for sport
Wear the fur from their backs
train them for circus acts
Take our pets to be gassed once their "cute" age is passed
Don't you see in their eyes how they trust us
but man in his sin turns that trust into horrible pain
When God says to man give account of your life's work
we must be prepared to reply "Your creation I have loved"
Locked behind steel cage
forced to take drugs we've made
cut them up just to show
what we already know
Before they die...
who will hear them cry

Gen 1:20-30, Hab 2:17, Ps 145:9, 16-17, Ps 150:6, Ex 23:11-12,
Jon 4:11, Prov 12:10

Happy Friday to all and happy bonfire night to us!

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