Thursday, September 6, 2007


I had a traumatic culinary experience today when I picked some fresh spinach from the garden thinking 'how idyllic' and then a snail fell into the washing up bowl as I went to wash the leaves. I took the snail outside and threw it down the garden, only to return to find a bright green caterpillar had taken its place. I carefully placed that on a leaf, only to return to find an earwig having a paddle in the washing-up bowl. After all that I nearly lost my appetite. But obviously this experience was still in my head last night when I was watching Jamie Oliver's TV programme and heard him say 'Take a healthy slug.' All sorts of thoughts were going through my head until he said the next part of the sentence: 'of white wine'.

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