------------ ---------- Diary of a Goldfish: Five a day

Diary of a Goldfish

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Five a day

A load of applesThe Tesco delivery came early, before I was awake. [...] accepted it and put most of the stuff away. But when I came through to the kitchen, I found a carrier bag bulging with apples. I checked the receipt and realised that instead of ordering six apples, I had in fact ordered six kilograms of apples. Which is about eighteen pounds, or thirty-seven decently sized apples. And I'm the only one who eats apples.

"Didn't you notice?!" I demanded. "When these arrived didn't you think that this was an awful lot of apples for one person to eat in a week, especially considering all the other fruit we've got in?"

"Well yeah," he said, "but I assumed you felt a bit constipated."

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Blogger mcewen said ... (7:41 PM) : 

Tesco delivery! I'm homesick already.


Blogger fluttertongue said ... (8:35 PM) : 

I once got a whole carrier bag of ginger.


Blogger S. said ... (10:51 PM) : 


Pie, pie, pie!

(I just put up a recipe for berry pie, but it works just fine for apple.)


Blogger Attila The Mom said ... (2:53 PM) : 

Oh dear! LOL

S is right. Apple pie, or even an easy apple crisp sounds in order!


Anonymous Sara said ... (3:05 PM) : 

I could easily eat that many apples all by myself in a month. ;)

Yes, pie, muffins, pancakes, crumble, cobbler, cake, homemade applesauce. Maybe you can bribe people to help you peel and cut with the promise of free goodies.


Anonymous andrea said ... (3:34 PM) : 

The words "Tesco" and "delivery" in the same sentence! I may have to go lie down ...


Blogger Lady Bracknell said ... (5:37 PM) : 



Blogger jabber63 said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Hahaha - you can put apple in everything, even curry!

could you maby slice some of it up and dry it?

I've givern up on delivery shopping all the sites are a nightmare to use, its takes me and my mum well over an hour to do a shop, and then it arrives and we've got the wrong stuff.

Once there where two deliverys with my mums surname, so we ended up with someone elses shopping!


Blogger Mary said ... (9:46 PM) : 

The only truly trustworthy shopping-deliverers are ones like Iceland and Somerfield, where YOU go round the store, YOU put your chosen goods in the trolley, you go through the checkout, you pay, you check and confirm how many bags there are... all they do is drive it to your house later that day or the next morning.

OK, so you do still have to hike around a supermarket which is a problem in itself. But, at least you know what you're buying.


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (10:19 PM) : 

Thanks everyone. Funnily enough, nobody has suggested cider, which was AJ's contribution...

I'm actually getting through them. We had some with salad and I've been munching them - six down so far. I also let my Mum know, and she'll take a few off my hands.

They are red and sweet, so I'm not sure they're suitable for many cooking projects, but I'll look into it.

Tesco isn't too bad in itself - once they substituted some sun-dried tomatoes with chestnuts, which I didn't really understand...

Mary - trouble is we're off the road just now. Which presents the second problem that anything I forget, we're stuck without for the week. As you might imagine, I generally forget something.


Blogger seahorse said ... (10:55 PM) : 

That did make me laugh, as I did the same thing but in reverse. I wanted a big bag of apples, as in one big bag, put 1 into the amount box and got one apple. Here's another recipe for you. Baked apple charlotte. V easy: http://thefoody.com/pudding/applecharlotte.html

Or loads of appley stuff here



Blogger Kev said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Made me laugh too. I have made ordering mistakes like that on more than one occasion, and tried to pass it all off as quite intentional, and perfectly normal. Never works though.

Enjoy the surfeit of apples!


Blogger cusp said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Oh God, who hasn't made this blunder ? What amazes me is the way they pack home delivery stuff. We once had 1 orange in a bag on its own and when we ordered 6 packs of rice cakes, ecah pack had its own bag ---- and when you ask them about it they say it's in case the bag splits with the weight of goods inside. How much does a pack of rice cakes weigh for God's sake ?*!


Blogger marmiteboy said ... (2:43 PM) : 

I have had one apple in my fruit bowl for two weeks. It would therefore take me 1 year and 3 months to eat all 37. I bet at least some of them would go bad before I managed then all.


Blogger midwesterntransport said ... (8:56 PM) : 

ooo, apples with that good sharp english cheddar? yum yum yum.

when i was in london for three months, one of my favorite meals was this:
an apple
a hunk of sharp sharp cheddar
hot chocolate
easy scones, warmed in the oven and buttered

somehow the cheese in the u.s. isn't quite as sharp.


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