Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Tonights mystery vegetable... Samphire.
From the marshy coast of North Norfolk UK.
delicious with olive oil, lemon juice & garlic. We had it with grilled salmon & new potatoes.

"Half-way down

Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!" Shakespeare, King Lear.

Shakespeare's samphire grew half way down a cliff. His is the rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum, but we ate marsh samphire, Salicornia europaea. Sometimes known as Glasswort.

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