Wednesday April 8, 2020

Garden of succulent delights

I hadn’t a clue what to do with the carob pod Hikmet Ulucam plucked from a tree and handed to me.

29th July, 2006

I hadn’t a clue what to do with the carob pod Hikmet Ulucam plucked from a tree and handed to me.

‘‘First, break it in half,” he said, ‘‘split it open with your nail and then suck out the honey’’. For centuries carob was a key crop in the eastern Mediterranean; one sweet, lingering taste and you’ll understand why.

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