I have a bad carbon footprint for making toast.
On the nutrition side, I switched from white bread to grainy or dark bread many years ago, so that part is good. For me, that is. (I even like bagels and English muffins and crumpets to be grainy, too!)
And I only eat toast. The thing is…I don’t like toasters. Or toaster ovens. (What is the point of them again?)
Microwave is fast, but then you don’t get the slightly burnt/toasted/charred edges.
That leaves my big electric stove. That’s right, just to make toast, I turn it all the way up to broil, slice the bread and put it down on a piece of tin foil, wait 30 sec, turn it over and put some butter on so it melts just right, and Bob’s your uncle! I hurt the environment, and I’m sorry. But I wanted toast.
Honey is optional, along with the guilt. Trader Joe’s had some EXCELLENT honey, with honeycomb, called Honey with Comb, until a month ago. That’s right, right when I needed to get more, they’ve tossed it. Typical Trader Joe’s, who are really not reliable if you like food. Their Turkish Honey is pretty good, but nothing to dream about.
Oh, look what I found: a reason why they might have stopped selling the comb. From Honeybeesuite.com:
Comb honey is always raw. Most beekeepers no longer sell comb honey because the wax combs are more valuable to the beekeeper intact or melted down and sold as candles or used in cosmetics. Also, comb honey can be tricky to produce. As a result comb honey is quite expensive and the market for it is limited, although it is gaining in popularity again.
Don’t you hate people who burn candles?
And I thought Buster Brown only made shoes! Buster Brown Bread photo through Flickr Creative Commons Photographs by Derek Farr (Detroit Derek).