Category Archives: Perfect Eggs

Spring and the King’s Ramsons

To come across a mass of wild garlic is proof positive that Spring is with us. When you find some. there’ll be lots. This is no endangered species for sure. Like most wild plants it keeps only for an hour … Continue reading

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Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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A Poor Setting for a Curate’s Egg

When an 1895 Punch cartoon featured a Bishop asking a nervous Curate about how he found his boiled egg, the young man replied that it was “good in parts”. How that Curate with his breakfast egg perfectly sums up three … Continue reading

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