The other day, I tried to slash dough with my 30-year-old bread knife. The dough tore and needed more time to rise again. I went out and bought a new bread knife. Very sharp. Now the young can cut bread straight, and I realise their previous inability to do this was because of the tool they were using.
Now there's no problem slashing dough with a knife. I'm just worried one of us is going to end up in A&E.
Cornflowers at Kelmscott - I blame the heat - 32 degrees - for my failure to take note (or even notes) of what I was seeing at Kelmscott Manor last weekend. It was so sapping that I ...
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