A basil plant! It cost us GBP1.19, which, we thought was reasonable, but that is assuming it doesn’t wilt within a week and the seedlings do continue to grow. It was an interesting experience for the both of us, primarily because we’ve never consumed anything freshly plucked from a plant, and also because we’ve never taken care of anything else other than ourselves.
We decided to cook this dish because of the memorable taste that lingered after the visit to the Beamish Museum. I can still vividly remember the taste, inside one of the cottages, in the hearth of the fireplace where a warm fire was cooking up. The friendly servant was cooking this dish using the most traditional method: a ceramic pot hung over the crackling logs with bubbling broth ready to serve the guests.
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