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Saturday, 10 March 2012
I am a huge fan of chicken. Roasted, curried, southern fried, I like them all ways.
Some time back I witnessed an elderly couple in front of me in a supermarket checkout queue, purchasing a silly packet of two chicken breasts. I noticed that the price was, something like, £2.50; whereas the whole chicken that I myself was buying was just £2.70. I felt like having words with them, but bit my tongue.
It was after this experience that I decided that, should I one day become Minister of Education, I would add CHICKEN STUDIES to the curriculum of every single school in the nation.
I would make sure that everyone knew how to joint a chicken, knew where all the meaty bits were to be found, and had total understanding of its bone structure. I would also make sure that all pupils (including veggies) knew exactly how long it takes to roast, to fry, and barbecue the wee beasty. They would learn to make stock with the bones, and be aware of what herbs and spices best increase its flavour.
Finally when their studies were over (5 years), in order to pass their Chicken Studies exams they would need to have total mastery over at least 100 chicken recipes.
Advanced students would also study EGGS (another 5 years).
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!