Sep 10 2004

White Face in Autumn

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Of the Sheep is cast away nothing
His horns for notches – to ashes goeth his bones
To Lordes great profit goeth his entire dung,
This tallow also serveth plastrers, more than one,
For harp strings his ropes serve everyone,
Of whose head boiled whole and all
There cometh jelly, ointment full Royal.
For aches and bruises
It is remedy that doeth ease quickly
Causing men’s stark points to recure,
It doeth sinews again restore to life.
Black sheep’s wool, with fresh oil of olive,
The men at arms, with charms, they prove it good
And at straight need, they can well staunch blood.

C13th Verse
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Sep 10 2004

lamb

Vicarage Mutton.

“Hot on Sunday
Cold on Monday
Hashed on Tuesday
Minced on Wednesday
Curried Thursday
Broth on Friday
Cottage pie Saturday”

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Sep 01 2004

Letter from Brittany. August 2004

rabbitmushrooms

Dear Sally,

I left you without news for a long time! Sorry, we have been very busy with the house, but now we are in and I have more time to think about what I am going to cook from the garden.
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Sep 01 2004

Rabbit, mushrooms, strawberries

Lapin aux coulemelles

Cut your rabbit in pieces, fry it in some olive oil with spring onions, add salt, pepper and 2 soup spoons full of cumin seeds. When the rabbit is golden brown it is cooked.
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