"When I die, I want to die like my grandfather, who
died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming, like all the passengers in his
car." - Author unknown
I'm sure the comedian was Jewish. Like the man behind the wheel above. And gosh, he really looks like my 88 year old father who still drives (a yellow car!!) God help us all.
Tomorrow (in Australia) Thursday 21 June, marks the Winter Solstice. That means that in the Northern Hemisphere it is the Summer Solstice. I looked back into my vast archives to see what I had written about Solstices and here's what I came up with, from seven years ago today:
London, 20 June, 2005
"Last night the hot sun was blazing through the windows of my room at 10.15pm, and still had a while to go before it went over the horizon. This morning it was light at 3.45am.
Just a few spots left in this Saturday's cookery class in Canberra. Come feast with us!
Cooking Co-ordinates Cookery School,
Morning Cookery Workshop,
Saturday 23 June,
Bookings call 02 6253 5133
Here's the menu:
I've planted some hardy winter/spring brassica crops. The seeds of brassicas all look like mustard seeds, and are relatively easy to grow.
This is Tuscan Cabbage, sometimes known as Cavolo Nero. This was grown by a student who attended one of my classes last year. It does not form a head, and its crinkled matt deep green leaves with a white stem and a bitter cabbage flavour are best sauteed, or braised or in soups.