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If You Were a Real Vampire You Would Eat This


Drisheen (Black Pudding)

  • 2 cups of blood (sheep, pig, turkey, goose)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cream of cream
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs or oatmeal
  • 1/3 tsp of pepper
  • pinch of mace
  • Sprig of thyme (or tansy)


1. Mix the salt into the blood.

2. Mix the blood with the cream.

3. Mix-in the bread crumbs, pepper, mace and tansy.

4. Pour into greased glass dish and bake at 300 to 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

5. Cool and then put in refridgerator.

6. Drisheen is best served sliced, either fried or grilled, either with bacon, eggs or sausages.


Luna, the vampire woman who hosts and writes, Real Vampire, has an interesting story to tell.  Take a peek, as she seems so genuinely real. She also includes pages that define what a real vampire is - and is not.

Interested in meeting a real vampire? Try NYC Goth, which promotes itself as a guide to the dark side of the Big Apple. Apparently, a lot of real vampires hang out here. Who knew?

However, the vampire website Drink Deeply and Dream warns about trying to meet vampires and cultish vampire wanna-bes who can be dangerous, especially online.



Personally, I like the idea of human diversity, so why not add vampires to that list of diversity, especially, if as Luna says, real vampires never kill humans to feed and only drink human blood when gifted willingly.  I can handle that. Can you? If nothing else, the thought of real vampires out there makes Halloween seem a little more scary and a little more exciting, don’t you think?



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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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4:45PM PST on Jan 28, 2014

I eat meat ... I eat beef steaks rare ... I AM NOT A VAMPIRE and I am as Earth friendly as they come. I am real. I was raised eating meat at every meal except Fridays (Catholic) ... there is nothing wrong with eating meat. Being sensitive to how animals are raised and slaughtered (not a bad term, but a term used when referring to the killing of animals for food) is something I am aware of and learn about. When it becomes wrong to choose NOT to be a vegan I will then RUSH away from this site. You don't have to be vegan to care about our planet that we ALL share. As for vampires ... its a fad ... and there IS a legitimate disease that mimics the signs of vampirism. Those affected are not vampires in the fictional sense though ...

1:25PM PST on Dec 16, 2013

well then at least their victims are willing, plenty of animals don't have a choice in it.

2:49AM PST on Nov 21, 2013

There are no "real" human vampires, apart from the nasty people who act like bloodsucking monsters.

2:05AM PST on Nov 7, 2013

Reading this a bit late, but I have got to ask - why on earth would anyone want to be a vampire? I've seen real vampire bats (in the Amazon) and even rescued one, but they are smelly -and their poo is disgusting. They have ugly faces and worse - no one on the planet likes them.... so again??? Why would anyone want to be a vampire?

11:10PM PDT on Nov 2, 2013


12:51PM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

They can call themselves what they wish....I call it all lunacy

3:44PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Happy haunting.... whatever your persuasion!

8:58AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

HAppY HaLLoWeeN!

6:28AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

A good idea Karen M. To be honest, I have never met anyone engaging in this activity and I imagine that very few people have met people like this. Paul C, somehow I don’t see an article like this ‘encouraging’ this behaviour or even suggesting that it is somehow ‘cool’. Seriously, I doubt if you have met anyone engaging in this activity either, most of us never will. It’s highly unlikely that many Care2 members will read this and suddenly think that it’s so ‘cool’ that they will have a sudden desire to try it out for ourselves. Some may well try out the recipes, many won’t. In parts of Europe these recipes are fairly common. Looking at one of the links, I have to admit that I had never heard of Finnish Blood Bread. Learn something new every day it seems.

Today is Hallowe'en. For those taking part, have a safe and fascinating time and watch out for things that go bump in the night.

6:06AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Krish A, why are you saying “sadly, I’m not” a real vampire? Fascinating and intriguing. Carol C, I would gather that there are some self-employed vampires out there. Cindi S, why doesn’t an article on vampires belong on Care2? A lot of people like the spooky side and many Care2 members eat meat. From what was written these human vampires get their 'donations' from other humans. I've never met vampire like humans, however.

Fascinating observation Catherine S, no doubt ‘they’ think that we are weird if we are not vampires. I never knew that about original licorice, jn J. Caili W, regarding cultural sensitivity, this is Hallowe’en and a lot of people tend to equate Hallowe’en with vampires and things that go bump in the night. Vegans and vegetarians may well consider killing animals as ‘short sighted’, but millions of people eat meat which won't change because some aren't into eating meat. People living in many climates especially if it is -50 are not going to be growing veggies. I didn’t read any comment that compared blood drinking vampires to vegans, perhaps I missed it, but certainly did not see any comment like that.

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