Pastry

For the past 4 years or so I have tried very hard to avoid fat in my diet, due to a high cholesterol level caused by a thyroid deficiency. However, with my various health issues currently  being controlled by my thyroid medication and my recent increased level of exercise I have been tempted by some of the delicacies on offer at the Ramsey Saturday Farmer's Market.

Last week we were "obliged" to buy some tarts from the local Goat Farm stall in the market - just to be polite of course. I had the goat cheese and spinach and P had the goat cheese with caramelised onion.  They were on offer at two packs of two tarts for £10 so I duly bought one of each.  We had the first pack last week and finished off the second this evening, (we had frozen the remaining tarts and they were still great).

When we visited the market this weekend the tarts had already sold out but there were a few curried lamb and lentil pasties still available.  Dear reader, I could not resist.  One pasty came home with me and I divided it into two portions for our lunch.  The wonderful "goat lady" makes absolutely heavenly pastry.  Light, crisp and melt in the mouth.

I hope that my waistline can cope with all this "Buy Local " fervour.



18 comments:

  1. Personally I don't think it wise to cut too much fat out of our diets. It's the type of fat you eat that could be the problem. Eating healthy fats is actually good for you and does not raise cholesterol.
    I think our skin benefits from fats as well.
    It's the manufactured fats that are harmful.
    Hope I don't sound bossy, lol
    Briony
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    1. Thanks Briony. My GP gave me lots of information about what I should and should not eat and it helped me lose a lot of weight too! I am just feeling confident enough now to gradually allow myself more treats xx

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  2. Clearly, you were raised with very good manners and simply must be polite and buy local. Just be a little thankful the pasties aren't filled with tofu. :)

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  3. I must say those pasties do sound irresistable.

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  4. My wife recently made some of her infamous 'Parmesan Biscuits'. I'm ashamed to say that we sat with our evening glass of wine, and ate the lot!

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  5. TEN Pounds! Have you won the lottery JayCee? The IOM needs a Lidl.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Just doing my bit for the local economy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Didn't know thyroid affects cholesterol despite having had T4 pills for 15 years.

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    1. My GP told me that it was a common effect of hypothyroidism. My cholesterol levels returned to normal once my thyroxine medication kicked in.

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  7. They sound totally delicious - no wonder you couldn't resist them!

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    1. They were indeed totally delicious Vronni xx

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  8. OMG I just love pasties. Glad that you could enjoy them

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    1. I am going to hop onto the bathroom scales tomorrow, just to check ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. I was going to suggest that you cannot "buy" tarts. You have to pay them a fee - but of course that might have been seen by some as an unsavoury remark and not in the best of tastes either!

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