Before the assembled ‘chocoloscenti’ from around the world Jo and I were inducted into the Chocolate Legends Hall of Fame last night in NY. “Without these two, none of us would be here tonight” said Alexandra Leaf, announcing the award. Sniff, sniff.
Dandelion patch getting overcrowded
Sun shining through railings on front porch- mirroring their curves
My keynote speech at the launch of the V&A ‘Revolution’ exhibition. Link in bio #lsd #hippies # V&A #greenpeace #grannytakesatrip #vietnam war
On a walk near Bishops Caundle in deepest Darzet. That’s probably the hangin’ tree in the background
Our Apple juice with Hedgerow Fruits now on sale in Hastings at Judges Bakery and Fairlight Post Office stores
Dieter Helm’s slide on the Common Agricultural Policy. The US is even worse: half of every year’s corn crop is converted to ethanol and mixed with gasoline...while the US exports oil. The EU member states have to import palm oil (sorry orangutans) to comply with the Reneeable Fuels Obligation. It gets mixed with diesel for ‘green’ buses in Düsseldorf. The UK can’t possibly do worse than this
On Hastings pier
Unsurpassed yoga weekend at Fairlight Hall, breaking up was hard to do
Another oil slick puddle
"To see a world in a grain of sand,/And heaven in a wild flower,/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,/and eternity in an hour." Blake died before oil spills on tarmac became common or he might have seen heaven in this
The Carbon Gold Christmas lunch scales new peaks of goofiness
Potatoes in bright sunlight. All potatoes produce small amounts of solanine as a form of natural insecticide. But potatoes that undergo prolonged exposure to light and warm temperatures can produce unusually high amounts of solanine. The green color is caused by similarly high levels of chlorophyll, which is produced at the same time.
A person weighing 100 pounds would have to eat about 16 ounces of green potato -- about one large baked potato -- to get sick.
The New York Times July 3, 2007
North Circular Road - sometimes you just harden your heart and walk on by
Picked fresh today lunchtime north of Liverpool. FlavourFresh's Andy Rae - horticultural genius
Luna and Venus over Hastings beach
A friend recently sold me this lovely painting by Larry Smart of the Majorelle gardens in Marrakech