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August 10, 2016 Susan Elkin

Addered Value

‘You spotted snakes with double tongues’ Shakespeare called adders in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with their ‘enamelled skin, weed enough to wrap...

July 30, 2016 Susan Elkin

Cooking with Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are tasty, nutritious, versatile and quite modestly priced.  Like all nuts they’re a good source of protein and they contain...

July 14, 2016 Susan Elkin

Ears Pricked? (daft essays no 1)

Note: A few years ago I was commissioned to write pieces for a series of American humour books. They were meant to...

July 5, 2016 Susan Elkin

An amaryllis isn’t just for Christmas

Someone is bound to give you one for Christmas. It flowers once – usually a spectacular trumpeting of large-scale colour – and...