Myfanwy Owen
The BEST kind of meal
Thu Feb 8, 2018 06:40

Myfanwy didn’t often go to the Diner for meals. That wasn’t to say she never went there, or that it was rare to see her at mealtimes, but there was hardly ever anything served that she felt comfortable eating, so the sixth year had taken to providing her own meals the majority of the time. Soon after starting at RMI the previous year, she had found a job up on Pearl Street, working in a food store that sold only organic, fairtrade produce, and favoured and locally sourced stock. Myffi got employees discount there, and they let her take away food that was past its best for free. Between the store, the food grown at agriclub, and occasional care packages from home, Myffi was managing to live quite well at school (she had stopped losing weight, anyway, and she wasn’t hungry very often now) so she didn’t need to go into the Diner all that often. When she did take food from the school, she chose bread and nuts, and other foods that were less likely to be contaminated by pesticides, or contain planet-damaging ingredients like palm oil.

For lunch today Myffi had already mentally prepared a herb salad with croutons and some squash soup (the soup was in a container to be heated, the salad needed to be picked washed and thrown together, neither of which would take long) but passing by the Diner she’d heard other students mentioning vegan food. Considering she had chatted with Toby at the start of the year about improving the menu at RMI to be more planet friendly, the Lyra was curious to see whether any changes had already been instigated.

In second-hand leggings with red rose floral patterns and a lightweight knitted dress (the wool was from a farm they’d lived near in Wales, and it was unbleached, and the dye was natural, giving the garment an uneven grey-green wash that somehow looked okay) and hessian sandals, Myffi wandered into the Diner to find out more about this vegan food. Approaching one of the nearest tables, she read the labels and laughed with delight. “Now that’s better,” she said, and sat down instantly, eagerly helping herself to vegan pasta bake. Her salad and soup could wait until dinner time, or even lunch tomorrow. “This is the best thing that’s ever happened,” she exaggerated, but it probably made her top ten.

  • A different kind of meal... - The Finer Diner , Fri Feb 2 08:33
    It was an ordinary lunchtime, except it wasn't. It was ordinary because it looked normal at a glance, with all the food offerings one would expect to see. However, a closer look revealed much that... more
    • The BEST kind of meal - Myfanwy Owen, Thu Feb 8 06:40
      • I'm not sure I agree - Brynjolf Nilssen, Sat Feb 24 14:22
        Brynjolf didn’t have any objections to food. At least not usually but what he was staring at made him question that. It had been a mostly normal day for the almost-sixteen-year-old, his mood having... more
        • Everyone is entitled to an opinion - Myfanwy, Mon Feb 26 05:01
          “You mean, you’re not responsible for it?” a voice said. Myffi paused with her fork halfway raised to her mouth, and looked at the person who’d implicated her. It was Bryn, in the year below. They... more
          • Bryn nodded thoughtfully as Myffi explained why she wasn’t actually the one behind what was going on. It made sense that she wouldn't be able to get the food and she definitely wasn't wrong in the... more
            • Perhaps I can change yours - Myffi, Fri Mar 2 14:57
              Bryn could have been a little more enthusiastic about the food, but he wasn’t rejecting it, so that was good enough for Myffi. He said he’d even be okay to eat vegan meals from time to time, which... more
              • I'm not so good at changing - Bryn, Thu Mar 8 12:32
                “Not in the way you’d imagine.” Bryn stared at the food infront of him as Myffi talked. Really, he couldn’t imagine how it would be easy to continually eat food like this. Despite the fact that it... more
                • “Sometimes a lack of choices,” Myffi replied to Bryn’s question, “but more often it’s not knowing what’s been put in things,” she nodded to demonstrate that he had understood the problem. “Like if... more
    • It's like a culinary safari - Katherine Kendrick, Mon Feb 5 16:38
      It was luuuuunch tiiiiiime. Kit had gone back to Lyra to get Darby because she didn’t always bring her tarantula buddy to all of her classes, because sometimes teachers didn’t want pets in class and... more
      • Dylan was hungry. He was looking forward to a nice tunafish sandwich. He ate a tunafish sandwich everyday. Cereal for breakfast, tuna for lunch, and whatever was on offer for dinner. He was a... more
    • This is not a good type of different - Ruben Lundqvist, Sun Feb 4 00:19
      After a long workout, which included several laps around the Quidditch pitch in addition to much more than several chin-ups and other bodyweight exercises on the bouldering wall, Ruben was ready for... more
      • Are there good types of different? - Drew Tennant, Sun Feb 4 15:15
        The day after classes started, Drew had asked Remington if she wanted to get together to exchange some of the things they’d learned over the summer. Aaron had taught Drew a lot of spells, but Drew... more
        • Sometimes. If you're lucky. - Ruben, Tue Feb 6 15:04
          This kid might genuinely be on his side. The right side, the meat-eating side, the side that recognized it was absolutely fine to kill for food as long as the killing part was done sustainably. Or he ... more
          • I’m feeling lucky - Drew, Tue Feb 6 17:32
            Ruben did seem surprised, but he didn’t say no, so that was good. “Just since school started this year,” Drew told him, trying to sound like that wasn’t much time at all, because it sounded like... more
            • What a surprise - Ruben, Wed Feb 14 21:00
              Assuming Drew was telling the truth, then this kid’s self-taught fighting whatever-it-was had been started up and kept running almost impressively quick. He had no particular reason to assume... more
              • Surprises are good too - Drew, Wed Feb 21 12:44
                Drew had been all ready to talk Ruben into teaching their club. A seventh-year whose main hobby seemed to be punching people would probably say he had better things to do than teach a bunch of... more
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