Moreover, I had a secret conviction that the woman I was now in search of would prefer one who had had some experience at being a man, who would bring her not the green plums of his love, but the cunningly ripened nectarines
, a man to whom love was something of an art as well as an inspiration.
Do this, and you will have nectarines and all the rest.
Last year I had four apricots -- they stole one, I had one nectarine, only one -- well, sir, they ate half of it on the wall; a splendid nectarine -- I never ate a better.
There was now employment for the whole party-- for though they could not all talk, they could all eat; and the beautiful pyramids of grapes, nectarines
, and peaches soon collected them round the table.
A broken pane of glass in one of the dirty windows was papered and wafered over, but there was a little plate of hothouse nectarines
on the table, and there was another of grapes, and another of sponge-cakes, and there was a bottle of light wine.
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine
Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
And now Spring beckons me with verdant hand, And Nature's wealth of eloquence doth win Forth to the fragrant-bowered nectarine
, Where my dear friends abide, a careless band.
Numerous cottages were surrounded by vines, and by orchards of apple, nectarine
, and peach-trees -- their boughs breaking with the weight of the beautiful ripe fruit.
& raspberries with almonds & honey Serves 4 Ingredients 125ml/4fl oz white wine 2 tbsp clear honey 4 ripe yellow-fleshed nectarines
100g/4oz crunchy amaretti biscuits 1 large egg yolk 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds loosened 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 tbsp butter 175g/6oz raspberries Clotted cream to serve Method 1 Mix the wine and honey, and stir to dissolve.
150g Jamon Iberico, Paleta or similar ham 4 ripe nectarines
500g fresh curd cheese 100g watercress 200g baby spinach 4 baby gem lettuces 2 large-bulbed spring onions FOR THE BALSAMIC GEL: 200ml balsamic vinegar 2tsp unrefined golden caster sugar 2g agar agar powder EXTRAS: A little extra-virgin olive oil METHOD: To make the gel, heat the vinegar and sugar until just about to boil, then remove from the heat and whisk in the agar powder.
, Balsamic & Poundcake Serves: 18
1 THE bright orange-red colour of nectarines
is due to its high beta-carotene content.