Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fields of gold

Apparently rapeseed oil or 'colza' as it is known in France is set to overtake olive oil as the oil of choice for top chefs. Nigella and James Martin are amongst its devotees and the health benefits are unfolding daily. One of the reasons it is becoming a favourite is that it has a subtle taste that does not overwhelm certain recipes - mayonnaise is a perfect example. Not bad for an oil that was originally produced to lubricate steam engines!

Here, in May and June the fields are crammed with tiny gold flowers which are so bright they almost hurt your eyes. The contrast with the blue sky and green wheat fields is breathtaking and the heady scent is a sign that the long hot days of Summer are nearly here.

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