Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Monday, 5 July 2010


Mrs Rigby has just visited Fraser's soapbox and read about "Teens using nutmeg to get high!" To think she bought a pack of half a dozen nutmegs only yesterday, it's a wonder the supermarket police didn't question her motives.

Our cooking ancestors knew a thing or two. Not only did they know that nutmeg will calm an upset stomach, but that too much would 'cause excitement' - and that's why it was never meant to be liberally used in the same way as pepper. It could also be why it's been 'traditionally' sprinkled over the top of otherwise fairly bland rice pudding or bread and butter pudding.

Oh, and Mace does the same - that's the dried 'blade', the outer casing of the nutmeg 'seed'. Hmm, you really needed to know that, didn't you?

I suppose there might be a law against it soon! - If there isn't, it'll show that this lot are a bit less reactive than the last lot.

1 comment:

Witterings From Witney said...

Give them timem Mrs. R - give them time!