Category Archives: Agrumes

Fruits from the Fifties

I have stepped ashore in Sicily just once – as a 6-7 year old off a cruise liner from a time when children were to be seen, not heard and grown-ups dressed for dinner. I remember three things only – … Continue reading

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Blood from an Orange

The blood orange has struggled for acceptance outside its areas of production. Only those daring to trial or in the know seemed to buy them in quantity when they arrive in the shops from January on until mid-April – some … Continue reading

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‘Eggs with Legs’ v ‘Eggs on Legs’

It’s been more than four years since I coined ‘Eggs on Legs’ to describe the miserable chickens sold by most supermarkets and many butchers who know no better. It has been my cry out at the woeful state of industrial … Continue reading

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