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Friday, March 24, 2017


24th March 2017

Just want to wish my lovely husband a very Happy Birthday today.

Haven't written much on my blog lately . But here is a Six Sentence challenge for this week, using the prompt : Point


Do you use butter or margarine and why do you make that choice  and is there any point in spending at least twice as much to have real butter?
I lick my lips and fingers as butter melts and drips from  my toasted rolls, while I ponder that for years when we were bringing up the children we chose, for reasons of cost and many mouths to feed, to buy cheap margarine.
Because, isn't it true that you wouldn't want your margarine dripping down your chin or to bite into thick lumps of it in your sandwich, which means that you eat less or none at all,  being as it's not the tastiest accompaniment to your fresh bread.
But  the children have left home and so now we spoil ourselves, eating nearly half a pound of butter each every week.
My mother and my grandmother both had butter in their pantry or fridge all the time, having no time at all for the unnatural alternative and mum would bring her own with her ( only Kerrygold would do) whenever she came to visit.
It has become, for me, one of the pleasures of life, which I don't want to give up but which I have to watch carefully because I am eating a lot more bread and new potatoes, both tasting so delicious with the added knob of butter.


  1. Oh yes, give me real butter please! After years of using the sticks and tubs of chemical crap touted to be so much healthier, we now know it isn't really. Real butter does indeed taste wonderful on bread and muffins and veggies and pretty much anything! I think of it as a sweet indulgence, and if it's going to kill me, better that than something nasty like bland yellow paste in a tub! :-) Enjoy! The next time I get out the butter, I'll think of you and smile! XOXO

  2. Only butter will do for my Sweetie, and if you read the chemicals that are in the other, you will understand why. We've only had butter here.

    Wishing many happy returns of the day to your Husband!

  3. The more we learn of alternatives for our health's sake the more we realize they are not much short of poison. The secret is moderation in all things especially those things you enjoy the most! Great six sentence story.

  4. Oh dear, I think I'm going to be a lone voice here! I dare not have butter in the house because I wouldn't be able to leave it alone! Hot toast dripping in butter, butter filled baked potatoes, buttered scones.....I'm dribbling just thinking about it. I lost an enormous amount of weight not long ago and I don't want to pile it back on. So I have boring Marg and leave it alone!

  5. Interesting! Growing up, (for reasons totally non-remembered) I would not touch real butter, totally preferring margarine. At some point my taste buds or something switched and I now would not touch margarine. Funny about tastes and such.

  6. Oh, I never liked margarine, but for the same reasons, my mother served it instead of butter and I would rather do without. She always used it when baking to save money. I found out that margarine contains trans-fat which is worse for your health than the dairy fat in butter. So enjoy, I do!


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