Friday, 13 April 2007
2:42 into the Stones' "Gimme shelter"
Then she rips in with
"It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away"
And Charlie Watts thwacks a whiplash rimshot.
Oh, I'm on the wrong blog. I thought I was over at YMBFA.
Here's a picture of a rape field in its (almost) full glory.
They're at their most impressive when you fly into Frankfurt airport early evenings in April/May. Huge patchworks of blinding yellow and tender green as far as the eye can see.
I never tired of it.
The rest of the world might know this as canola (which is the syncopated form of Canadian Oilseed, Low Acid, its experimental name way back when)
The oil's chockablock with Omega 3's and 6's and you can use to run your car if you're that way inclined.
And you can feed the leftovers to cattle as a high protein animal feed,
I use it instead of olive oil on rare occasions - has a high-ish burning point and it gives chicken breasts an excellent crust.
So - all in all - a fairly useful plant.
Just wish they wouldn't market the honey.
Definitely an acquired taste.
Posted by John Burland @ 3:37 pm