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Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions

My husband’s eyes nearly popped out of the sockets when he spotted them in the basket. “Oh my God, what are you doing with those?!”, he asked fully knowing the answer. “Was thinking of making pickled onions”, I said knowing that if we hadn’t already survived many years together, this would have sealed the deal. Mention pickled onions to any English person and watch what happens, especially if they are far away from England or … Read entire article »

Filed under: English

What is a Woodapple?

What is a Woodapple?

The first time I heard the term ‘woodapple’ was when I was on a trip to Sri Lanka. My imagination had lots of fun with what a woodapple could possible look like and although I had the opportunity to have woodapple juice and woodapple shakes it seemed that I was going to traverse the entire island nation before I’d ever got a chance to see the original fruit. I’d just about given up when we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Drinks and Snacks, Sri Lankan