A Life Without Chocolate

Daily Prompt: Five a Day

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick?

I am going to assume that my captors merely wish to isolate me and not to kill  me, so the island has an ample fresh water supply. There will be edible plants growing naturally, some will be fruiting. I think that we can assume that my Vitamin C is taken care of. It is an island, so I can catch fish for protein and  essential oils etc. I can evaporate sea water for salt.

That being so, I would ask for:

  1. Chicken(s) – live, on the hoof.  They will provide meat protein when I choose to neck them and in the meantime I’ll have enjoyable and entertaining company plus the benefit of fresh eggs.
  2. A pair of goats – for roast kid, milk, cheese, and further company
  3. Potatoes – some to eat now and I can plant the ones that sprout , for an ongoing supply
  4. Flour – it is unrealistic to think I could ask for wholegrain wheat, plant some, tend it, harvest it and grind it between two stones…
  5. A large supply of olive oil

So, I have fish and two meat proteins, milk, cheese and eggs. I have flour to bake bread (flatbreads or sourdough) and to make pasta. I can forage for wild carrots, wild garlic, whatever grows in whichever climate that I find myself in. I hope it is tropical – plenty of  water and lots of wild fruits. Herbal tisanes will have to take the place of tea and coffee, which will soon work their way out of my system and the cravings will go.

But Chocolate?

(Header image “Nanny goat gives rooster a ride” by rikkis_refuge, on Flickr Some rights reserved)

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  1. March 31, 2013

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  2. March 31, 2013

    That might be tough…thank you for the ping back.

  3. paulscribbles
    March 31, 2013

    Well thought out, apart from the chocolate that is 😉

  4. April 1, 2013

    A life without chocolates would suck. Thanks for the ping back.

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