Star the second

I’m creating a virtual star chart, to record my progress in Dry July. The star for making it through Friday 2 July without touching the demon drink is star anise.

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(Description: a handful of star anise, small, woody starshaped seedpods, each with eight slender points, some open with glossy brown seeds inside. Each little star is about 2cm wide.)

Star anise is a spice, much used in Asian cooking. I don’t use it much, but I always have some in my pantry, because I like its shape, and its name. Occasionally I stew some plums or pears with star anise.

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2 responses to “Star the second

  1. they look so much prettier than they taste!

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