“In a pickle” appears in The Tempest (Act 5, scene 1) Shakespeare; a related form appears in Antony and Cleopatra (Act 2, scene 5). Thomas Tusser (an English farmer and poet) had advised, in 1573, that the husbandman “Reap barley with sickle, that lies in ill pickle.”
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Everyone loves to be able to lay about in bed without needing to worry about their every day stresses, and it’s especially wonderful when someone else is up and about with pots and pans! Sometimes the most relaxing breakfast idea is just to spend it doing what you want to do, or letting your loved […]
Shetland Mussels, Garlic, White Wine, Crème Fraiche The cool, pristine waters that surround the Shetland Isles are an ideal habitat for growing blue mussels (mytilis edulis). Mussels harvested in Shetland are grown on ropes, ensuring the mussels never come into contact with the seabed so they don’t ingest any sand or grit, resulting in a lovely […]
Blackened Cajun Shrimp Blackening is a Cajun cooking technique where a spice mixture is rubbed on a product and then grilled or seared at a high temperature so that the spice mixture turns black. This process of blackening also increases the intense flavouring of the spice mixture. I love spicy food and I love trying […]
Milkshakes & Smoothies A healthy milkshake or smoothie can be a quick fix, using low – fat ice cream, fresh fruit and/or frozen yoghurt. There are no hard and fast rules to making them, so be as experimental as you like. Here are some quick and easy fruit smoothie recipes. These recipes are low in […]
Ingredients: 125g Strawberries 1Tbsp Mint leaves chopped 175g Barrel aged feta ¼ Fennel bulb 1 Tsp Poppy seeds Handful of quality mixed leaves Lemon oil Method: 1) Toast the poppy seeds lightly to release their essential oils, set aside to cool. Remove the outer leaves, discard the stalk and finely slice the fennel (use a […]