Friday, 29 July 2016

Another Meal

SM Stirling, Island In The Sea Of Time (New York, 1998). pp. 229-231.

Captain Alston serves dinner to friends:

bread-and-sage stuffing;
sea lettuce and pickerelweed salad;
cattail stacks, with a flavor like sweet corn;
spinach-like boiled dock;
light honey-brown fresh bread;
no butter because not enough cows yet.

The involuntary temporal exiles make do and improvise. Duck is a welcome change from the abundant seafood.

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