I try and have very few processed foods… wholefoods, as nature intended, is the way I try and steer myself and 95% of the time I do. However there comes a time, even in a 1940s life, when you just want “Heinz Baked Beans”. Tonight was one of those times..
Heinz baked beans have been around since 1886 in the UK when a selection of Heinz goods were purchased by Fortnum and Mason to sell in their food store. Initially, they were quite luxury items because of the cost of importing from the USA however when a Heinz factory was opened in the UK in the 1930s, Heinz Baked Beans became a staple with the British people. Canned baked beans were available during wartime although the average family would have probably only occasionally had a can.
I have to say I was a little disappointed. it had been several months since I last had a can and I think my palate has changed with my healthier eating. The beans tasted so sweet and were obviously very salty as I drank quite a few glasses of water afterwards.
And because there isn’t much for a peculiar woman to do, who lives out in the woods in a freezing cold house (it’s -15C with the windchill- outside not in my house!), away from civilization, I soaked my feet in epsom salts, massaged them with my favourite peppermint foot cream and painted my toes with lime green glittery polish then huddled up under my blankets to write my blog.
Other people spend Saturday night drinking wine and having dinner parties… I chase off racoons, avoid coyotes and make sure the coast is clear of bears before I take my Beagle out to pee.
And all without a gun..