Wednesday, May 16, 2007
D is for a dearth of vegetables
D is a blighted letter; death, divorce, danger, distress. Whoever handed out the names for vegetables in the English language felt uneasy about the letter D. Whilst its neighbour C has a cornucopia of vegetables, D stands out as a dunce. There is a dearth of D vegetables and I hope this is where all of you out there in the worldwide web will help us out.
All my hopes rest on Daikon, a Japanese radish. It realises its value to the letter D and can consequently grow up to 3 feet in length and weigh up to 100 pounds. (No doubt to make up for the lack of companions)Finding one presents Freddie and I with several challenges. We will clearly have to hire a forklift truck to carry it home through the streets of London and then won't know what to do with it when we get there.