The duchess asked Sancho how he had fared on that long journey, to which Sancho replied, "I felt, senora, that we were flying through the region of fire, as my master told me, and I wanted to uncover my eyes for a bit; but my master, when I asked leave to uncover myself, would not let me; but as I have a little bit of curiosity about me, and a desire to know what is forbidden and kept from me, quietly and without anyone seeing me I drew aside the handkerchief covering my eyes ever so little, close to my nose, and from underneath looked towards the earth, and it seemed to me that it was altogether no bigger than a grain of mustard seed, and that the men walking on it were little bigger than hazel nuts; so you may see how high we must have got to then."
To this the duchess said, "Sancho, my friend, mind what you are saying; it seems you could not have seen the earth, but only the men walking on it; for if the earth looked to you like a grain of mustard seed, and each man like a hazel nut, one man alone would have covered the whole earth."
These artists will take particles of stone or glass no larger than a mustard seed
, and piece them together on a sleeve button or a shirt stud, so smoothly and with such nice adjustment of the delicate shades of color the pieces bear, as to form a pigmy rose with stem, thorn, leaves, petals complete, and all as softly and as truthfully tinted as though Nature had builded it herself.
The chamois is a black or brown creature no bigger than a mustard seed
; you do not have to go after it, it comes after you; it arrives in vast herds and skips and scampers all over your body, inside your clothes; thus it is not shy, but extremely sociable; it is not afraid of man, on the contrary, it will attack him; its bite is not dangerous, but neither is it pleasant; its activity has not been overstated --if you try to put your finger on it, it will skip a thousand times its own length at one jump, and no eye is sharp enough to see where it lights.
are used as a major spice in Asia and are rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Cook the potatoes until tender in boiling salted water, drain and cut in half or quarter Fry the curry paste gently in 1tsp oil for 3 minutes Fry the mustard seeds
in 1tsp oil until they begin to pop Now gently mix everything, apart from the mustard seeds
and a quarter of the coriander, gently together in a bowl until well combined, seasoning with salt if you think it needs it.
I have eaten sag aloo made with spiced fried cubes of floury potatoes with almost a dressing of spinach and mustard seeds
, which while delicious was more of a side dish.
220g plum vine tomatoes, washed and halved, 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1tsp cumin seeds, 11/2 tsp black mustard seeds
, 5-6 curry leaves, 2 celery sticks, diced, 200g split red lentils, washed and drained,1tsp ground turmeric, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 5tbsp full-fat coconut milk, 70g spinach.
According to the Seed Marketing Wing of BADC, under the quality seed distribution programme, seven metric tonnes of mustard seeds
will be sold among farmers in the district through its 196 registered dealers.
The tiny black spheres are aromatic and pungent.
600g new potatoes, halved, larger ones quartered 500g radishes, halved, larger ones quartered 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp chilli flakes, plus extra to serve (optional) 30g pumpkin seeds 150g Greek yogurt 2 spring onions, thinly sliced (green parts and all)