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I think this would be pretty easy for me! The only thing I eat off that list is sugar (not much) and cooking fat, I guess they weren't talking olive oil.

Hummm though I do rely heavily on hummus, harrisa, tofu and pulses.

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Dmitri Gheorgheni, Post Editor

smiley - rofl I'm imagining trying to find tofu during World War II. Or hummus.

I don't know for sure, but I doubt olive oil would have been easy to get in the UK in the 1940s, due to shipping problems. Just my guess. smiley - erm

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Olive oil used to be availalbe in the UK.....at the chemists.

(That's the drugstore to you USAians)

That's as recently as my childhood/ teenage years, so the 60s and 70s.

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Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Wow, that diet is something, KB, I'm really looking forward to read about how you made out on it. I know that with so little smiley - cheese, I'd lose weight.

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Yep, it would be very vegan/veggie friendly! I'm trying to stick within the spirit of it, so nothing too exotic. I am allowing myself frozen veg though, since it tends not to be as mushy as tinned.

But I steadfastly refuse to boil everything into a 1940s-British-cook-style pulp! smiley - laugh

And I'm zealously guarding my special tasty dry-cured bacon. I think that will be a Saturday morning treat. smiley - drool

Tell you what, though - it makes for very healthy eating!

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Malabarista - now with added pony

Is that why you suggested lunch out on Friday?

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smiley - laugh

No, that was cos the market idea went nowhere. smiley - winkeye

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Post 8


This experiment is having an odd effect on my shopping habits. I'm finding myself buying all these delicacies I can't have!

Lunch today with Bea and Mal was a little victory, though: I bravely resisted the urge to steal the butter off everyone's tables.

I find myself turning into Homer Simpson. I keep lifting the lid of the little box of Camembert, prodding it lightly for ripeness, and drooling...

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Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

smiley - rofl May I ask you why you have undertaken this interesting project,KB. It seems a bit draconion to do on a whim. Are you writing it up for some publication or is it the result of a bet with one of your relatives?

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TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Certainly an interesting project. I'll be keeping my eye on progress reports.

TRiG.smiley - cheese

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