Thursday, 11 December 2008

The Best Food Grows On Trees!


Ambling around the blogosphere earlier today I came across a delicious-sounding recipe at Willow Manor. (I hope I've managed to put a link to it - we're quite new to the Interneck here in Neckelchester, and I've only just worked out how to enable Comments!) The recipe is called Blackstreet's Cabbage Roll Casserole, and I've asked Girth to try it out at the Gleeful & Greedy Restaurant, (without the meat in it of course, as we giraffes are vegetarian).

I've posted the picture of a willow tree to say 'thank you' to Willow for such a beautiful, varied and interesting blog.

The image shows one of the wild giraffes of Giraffe World. They like to browse among the trees by the streams, and also up on the knolls and mountains.

Below is a reproduction from an ancient tapestry in Raffsburgh Castle. It depicts two of our elegant ancestors eating scones and jam in a lovely summer garden surrounded by fruit trees.

Although we're now nearing mid-winter I've been warm and cosy in our kitchen engaged in one of my favourite seasonal activities - making chutney! I'm certainly no cook, as my family will verify, but my chutneys and jams are renowned throughout Knollshire!

One way of judging a good Giraffe World chutney is to look at the shapes made by the evaporate under the lid. You should be able to see very definite giraffe-pattern markings - can you spot them in the photograph?





3 comments:

willow said...

Hey, Ralph, thanks so much for the link to Willow Manor! What a fun blog you have here! :^)

Maureen Treeging said...

Raph dear, I think you must have left a pan of chutney on when you went up to blog. It's boiled over on the cooker - you'd better come down and sort it out before Hals eats it!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Willow, glad you like the blog!
I'll be right down to the kitchen, Maureen - don't worry, I'll clear up the mess!