Samphire – A Mermaid’s Kiss

This sounds delicious!

The World according to Dina

Do you know samphire?
We bet you don’t.
Samphire (Salicornis europaea) – yummy yummy – is also known as sea asparagus or poor man’s asparagus. It’s a wild plant growing in abundance in the saltmarshes where it drowns twice a day. It’s a vegetable of ten to 15 centimeters hight and it’s gathered at our coast since the beginning of times.  

Kennt ihr Samphire? Wir wetten, ihr habt keine Ahnung.
Samphire (Salicornis europaea) – lecker, lecker 🙂 – wird auch Seespargel oder Spargel der Armen genannt. Er ist eine Wildpflanze, die in den Salzmarschen wächst und zweimal täglich unter Wasser steht und zweimal täglich über Wasser. Die zehn bis 15 cm hohe Pflanze wird an unserer Küste seit Menschengedenken gepflückt.

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Shakespeare knew samphire. So he writes in “King Lear”: “Half-way down/Hangs one that gatheres samphire” – and he adds “adreadful trade!” Well, you will…

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About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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One Response to Samphire – A Mermaid’s Kiss

  1. Klausbernd says:

    Dear Madeline,
    thank you very much for reblogging 🙂
    Our bookfayries Siri and Selma are very happy, you made them smile.
    Have a nice day
    the Fab Four of Cley

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