The unnamed New Yorker found the amphibian sprawled in her lunch.
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Tuesday 18 August 2009
Sunday 09 August 2009
Thursday 06 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
Saturday 11 July 2009
For vegetable gardeners there is a flurry of mouthwatering firsts in July: the first shiny truncheons of courgette, the first slim, sweet carrots, the first early potatoes, the first shiny tomatoes. Perhaps even a cucumber. You can bet that somewhere, some smartypants will be saying airily, "Oh! I had those in June". But will that fantastically irritating paragon have remembered to sow more cut-and-come-again salad crops? Or a second row of French beans to crop under cloches in autumn? Or chicory, choy sum, endive, kohlrabi, komatsuna, mibuna, mizuna, oriental mustard and spinach leaf? Seed sowing is always more in our minds in spring and successional sowings of crops tend to get forgotten later in summer.
Saturday 27 June 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
Sunday 22 March 2009
Grow your own: people are doing it all over Britain. Teetering on the edge of joining in, though, there's always that moment of doubt as to whether you possess the right DNA for it. Typical symptoms include fear of weird gardening vocab such as "chitting"; and wondering whether you just inherited the genes for watching a bit too much telly.
Thursday 12 March 2009
A sandwich bar worker sacked after footage of him stuffing lettuce up his nose appeared on YouTube has narrowly avoided a jail sentence.
Growth potential: As the ground softens up and temperatures become less harsh, it's time to get those early crops bedded in
Saturday 07 March 2009
There's little advantage, unless you are a commercial grower trying to catch an early market, in sowing crops too soon. But if March is kind and the soil warms up and dries out you should this month be able to sow broad beans, cabbage and calabrese, chrysanthemum greens, curly endive, kale, land cress, lettuce, spring onions, parsley, parsnips, peas, radish, spinach and plenty of cut-and-come-again crops: mizuna, komatsuna and red mustard, mibuna, oak-leaf lettuce, saladini, pak choi, rocket and Texsel greens (a type of brassica). Cut-and-come-again crops do well in large tubs. So do land cress, radishes and parsley. The rest produce the best crops in open ground.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Sunday 01 February 2009
Nick Mallett has a "Friends, Romans, countrymen" demeanour, whether he is talking matters of state or what he wants on his plate at a press conference lunch. "I lived in France for 12 years and they never serve cold salad on a hot dish," Mallett opined as he stood in the queue for the buffet at the Hurlingham Club. If only the English-born, South African-reared Italy coach could serve up a pair of quality half-backs as easily as his lettuce was parted from his fish pie.
Saturday 06 December 2008
Monday 10 November 2008
As French and Saunders' act played out its last throes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, another female sketch duo started a two-week residency at the more modest Etcetera Theatre in Camden. While Charlotte Hudson and Leila Hackett (Two Left Hands) employ a more cerebral approach that has a firmer grasp on the zeitgeist, both suffer from a similar paucity of laughs.
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