Ripe cashew nut
Ripe cashew nut. Image 2 of 2. Native to South America, the cashew (Anacardium occidentale) is now widely cultivated throughout the tropics. Cashew trees produce a fruit, known as an 'apple' (centre), and a nut (lower centre). The nut forms before the fruit swells and ripens, which takes two months. Once harvested, the fruit is often discarded in favour of the nut, although it can be used to make jellies, jams and juice. The nut must be removed from its shell with care, as the shell contains an allergen that can cause dermatitis. Cashew nuts are used in a variety of sweet and savoury recipes. Photographed in Grenada. See B790/237 for an unripe cashew nut.
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Leek Show winners
Two prize winners at a Leek Show displaying their impressive vegetables alongside a couple of equally impressive mantel clocks, presumably their prizes. The North East tradition of growing leeks and other large vegetables has its roots in the region's mining heritage, when it offered pitmen a welcome hobby out in the fresh air. In recent years, there has been a decline in leek shows, once a vibrant part of North Eastern heritage and community. Date: c.1910
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Seven Ages of Man
Seven Ages of Man. Artwork depicting a male human at seven stages of development. In his play As You Like It, William Shakespeare called these the Seven Ages of Man. They are, from far left: infant, school-boy, lover, soldier, legal justice, pantaloon and second childhood (old age).
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