'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 10 May 2010

Beauty in Unexpected Places

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14 comments:

  1. YUM. One thing I definitely miss about the States. :(

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  2. Yum, yum, is all that I have got to say - yum, yum, yum, yum - I don't care if its beauty in unexpected places and I don't care about all that 'Greatest Chef' stuff on the TV programmes about food presentation - is it yummy? by the time you know, you can't see it anyway!!

    Yum, yum, yum.

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  3. Your Hostess - welcome to TLVD! We eat lots of sweetcorn in New Zealand too!

    Alden - This sweetcorn was *only* just cooked - I used to overdo it and the skins were a bit tough. Alison Holst taught me! Well, not just me, you understand... :o)

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  4. Gosh. I've learned yet another thing from you. I've always been a bit hit and miss with my cooking sweetcorn (which I do a lot in NZ, of course). I just thought it was tough sweetcorn. Never occurred to me that I was overcooking it. Particularly as I usually do vegetables (and pasta) al dente.

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  5. A choice with which no one can argue!

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  6. Pleased to help, GB!

    Robert, oh I don't know, YP hasn't been in yet...

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  7. The word "Beauty" isn't one I would instinctively apply to a picture of a crowd of bald Chinamen escaping from a giant ice cream floe! they must have been very frightened.

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  8. Fortunately most men (and I include myself) were not given an imagination at birth. You see what happens when they are. Chinamen, indeed.

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  9. At the risk of being totally and completely politically incorrect, there seem to be a few Yorkshiremen in there as well.

    I kid you not, my verification word is mothra....

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  10. Yes, they are the capless whiter ones that rarely see the sun.

    I had to look up what a mothra was. Very apt!

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  11. And I just now saw YP's comment -- nice call, Katherine!

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  12. Nothing could be finer...we had a late spring cookout every year -- get the water boiling before you pull the corn -- and add some freshly made cucumber salad and some burgers on the grill, and life is good!

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  13. Cucumber salad... cucumber with a dressing? Anything else? Sounds nice, Sam.

    Oh and that reminds me of a recipe I once saw in my otherwise quite proper Mother-in-Law's cookbook:

    "Honeymoon Salad: Lettuce alone, without dressing"

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