The Folklore Food Blog: Person Of Ewell



Person Of Ewell

There was an Old Person of Ewell,
Who chiefly subsisted on gruel;
But to make it more nice, he inserted some Mice,
Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.

Gourmet Gruel Primavera

Caste to a destitute life of substance living peasants around the globe shared a common enemy, bland food. Bland food is the spring of culinary magic that creativity in the kitchen flows. The word ‘gruel’ is derived from the old French gruau meaning ‘ground grain’, and in the fourteenth century, England gruel was a type of food consisting of some type of cereal—oat, wheat or rye flour, or rice—boiled in water or milk. Be thankful there are no mice in this recipe.
1/2 cup oats
2 cups water or broth
1/2 cup mixed vegetables (Broccoli, peas, carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper)
Salt and pepper to taste.

Combine oats and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let oatmeal simmer until 90% of the water is absorbed. Add vegetables, stir into oats and cover until the vegetables are tender.

2 thoughts on “The Folklore Food Blog: Person Of Ewell

  1. Dropsy is another name for Edima; a condition characterized by an excess of watery fluid collecting in the cavities or tissues of the body. I think you are going to stump me on the word Dropsy in relation to nursery rhymes. There was a clown named Dropsy. I’ll have to research. Thanks, Amy!


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