Sunday, 19 March 2017
For the benefit of those of you who don't follow me regularly, I happened to be digging and shovelling at a little wood beside Greyabbey, County Down, during the week.
This wood is owned by the National Trust.
I was chatting with a fellow volunteer about a favourite topic, viz. food, and he apprised me of a certain brand of vegetarian sausages.
Geoff's wife and daughter are both vegetarian, though he is not.
However, he recommended Tesco Meat-Free Lincolnshire-style Sausages.
They are in the freezer section and are sold in packs of six.
Dear readers, I am not vegetarian.
I had a home-made rump steak burger several days ago.
However, I am not averse to trying healthy alternatives to pork sausages.
Accordingly, I purchased a packet of the said sausages.
I fried them gently in butter, fried a finely-chopped red onion, and boiled a few potatoes.
I had these veggie sausages with onion mash, tomato, and my home-made coleslaw.
I will understand if some of you are sceptical when I tell you that these veggie sausages are as close in texture and flavour to the real thing.
It is true, though.
I have consumed Quorn sausages, and the Tesco Lincolnshire-style ones are considerably better.
I am convinced that I could fool a few pals if I presented these bangers to them in a blind tasting.
In conclusion, readers, you must try them for yourselves and please do let me know what you think.