A Veg Box Refugee

October 13, 2006

A veg box refugee

There was a refugee hiding in our veg box this week. This green furry stowaway tumbled out of a head of calabrese onto the chopping board. To begin with, he played dead, thinking himself mighty clever. But once he spied the giant steel blade descending, he began to sprint for safety. We taunted him lazily with a broccoli leaf for a few minutes, before tossing him into the bowl of peelings. Perhaps he’ll find a leafy asylum in the Haringey municipal compost heap.

3 Responses to “A Veg Box Refugee”

  1. Sandy Says:

    Reminds me of the time I cooked calabrese and served to my daughter about 6 years old at the time, and there on her plate was a boiled caterpillar still clinging on. She is soon to be 9 and now only eats the stalk as she found the incident traumatic!! We are talking her for a visit to Riverford during Half Term along with her teenage sister who is going to love the tractor ride!!

  2. gastropunk Says:

    Sandy, thats a good story, although a sad one, both for your daughter and the caterpillar. have a great trip to Riverford – I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

  3. Kinson Says:

    No ideas for a caterpilla-based recipe then??

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