Has this urge to be domesticated been with you for long, seriessix?
I remember old Johnston Whitwell. He was a character. He was a North Derbyshire lad, and rumour has it that he often experimented with stuffing recipes ( I mean that in the greatest possible taste).
When he left school he moved up north, and he kept an allotment on Shepherds Gardens, Whitley Bay. The weather was so inclement during this time of the year that only Parsley and Thyme were in season.
To be honest, Parsley and Thyme are the only
things that grow naturally at that latitude, and he didn't like onion flavouring anyway. These days, with the advent of near universal central heating available in rented premises up there a whole variety of crops could be "forced" just now....especially in warm rooms and loft spaces.
Some of them require daylight illumination for long periods, I understand. It's hard on the electricity bill, but I'm told the end crop is worth the trouble.
So, whilst tenants in the area were busy growing "exotic" crops for Christmas consumption at a very high profit rate, Johnston Whitwell persevered in his task of designing a new "Fresh Parsley and Thyme Stuffing" Package for the festive meal.
He developed the "nearly popular" Parsley and Thyme Stuffing Recipe, inferior copies of which are widely available these days in supermarkets throughout the realm. Technical advances in production eventually superceded his "Home Grown -Fresh Recipe" Stuffing. "Dried and Shredded Parsley and Thyme" were introduced by major manufacturers and in the vernacular, he ended up getting "stuffed" and went bankrupt.
Meanwhile a few of the tenants of a few rented properties of that area are now living in exotic villas elsewhere in the world as a result of the massive increase in the consumption of their locally grown, electrically forced crops, the name of which escapes me as I write.
Forgive me for interrupting your esteemed thread, seriessix.