Earthnuts or Pignuts (Conopodium Majus)Written by Simon Mitchell
An edible tuber common in British woodlands.
Although these tasty tubers are beloved of pigs (hence name) they are a most unusual and rewarding woodland snack and there was a time when they were a popular nibble for country children on their way to and from school. The fern like leaves appear along with Lesser Celandine in spring. During May and July they develop umbellifer heads with white flowers not unlike Cow Parsley. According to Gerard and others Dutch once ate them 'boiled and buttered, as we do parseneps and carrots'. Unearthing a pignut is a delicate operation. The root disconnects from tuber very easily, which can be several inches from where stem appears above ground. Follow stem under earth using careful scraping with a twig, fingernail or knife. Eventually you will reach pignut, which is covered with a chestnut coloured skin. If you can wash nut at this stage it avoids getting muddy fingernails while peeling. Scrape off papery outer coating to reveal Earthnut.
Wine racks are great for all your bottle storage needsWritten by Curtis Miller
Love to collect fine wine? Consider wine racks for storage of your hobby, from one bottle or more. Made of many different types of materials they make keeping track of your bottle supply very easy. And many designs add flair to any room they are displayed in. Let's take a look at some styles and materials of wine racks to enhance your kitchen and your whole house.
Wood Wine Racks Wine racks made of wood are a very popular choice. Made in many shapes and sizes they are light weight and of medium to low cost. Whether you have 7 or 77 bottles to store there is a rack made for your needs. Styles include cube, column, rectangular, diamond cubes, and more.
Most sought after woods for wood wine racks include redwood and pine. Both of these are fine choices depending on your individual tastes.
Wrought Iron Wine Racks For more sturdy storage consider iron wine racks. Stronger bottle storage and elegant designs are what awaits you with these racks. From classic leaf design to more modern design selection is nice and extensive.