Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Changing Fortunes.

Once upon a time oysters were the food of the poor. Now they appear on the list for the most expensive. Once upon a time tea was kept under lock and key to prevent theft and served with much ceremony. You might be surprised to find that this too only appeared on the tables of the richest....


If you were going to impress your dinner guests you could actually hire one [yes not eat it!] for show purposes only and then return it at the end of the evening. They originated in South America and were supposedly brought back by Colombus in the late 15th century. The first one was presented to that cheery chap Mr Oliver Cromwell [no doubt it was met with a fairly frosty reception as he wasn't known for his love of showiness and opulence now was he]. So difficult was it to propagate that it cost more than a new carriage!

I paid a pound for this one. I love it in a cake, in curries, on top of a Hawaiian pizza and best of all raw with a good grind of black pepper over it.

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. Ive never tried it in curry or with black pepper on it,so thanks for that idea...I will try that!.Did you know that you can...try,lol...to regrow these?,There is an Indian guy on youtube who shows you how to regrow from the supermarket stuff that we buy.Ive had great success with regrowing tomatoes the way he does it so I have got 2 pineapple stalks now in the garden.I dont know if they will take..I think it takes a couple of years,lol..but its worth a try!,xx

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    1. No I didn't. I've seen people grow celery from scraps, but have never tried to regrow anything.
      Arilx

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  2. Pineapples can be bought fairly inexpensive right now in the US as well, $1.29 was the last one. We had melted chocolate for my daughters grad party,and people raved about it with the pineapple.

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    1. That sounds like a delicious twist.
      Arilx

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