Tag Archives: earth

28th September 2013 – beetroots

Thick green leaves with red veins like arteries. A red stalk leading down to black, bulbous heads. Pulled from the earth and deposited here, they shed soil onto the cardboard beneath them. Inside dwells sweet red flesh, and juice which … Continue reading

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13th January 2013 – parsnip

It rises from the plastic bag looking like a hairy, muddy monster hewn from the earth itself. As I run the vegetable brush down its ridged surface, a pure streak of white appears, as if by magic.

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10th January 2013 – mushrooms

A handful of dried mushrooms are soaking in a small, white cereal bowl full of boiling water. A rich, chestnut-brown colour starts to leach out of them, swirling like ink. The dark, earthy smell of them reaches my nostrils, transporting … Continue reading

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