The street runs parallel to a sort of harbour, an estuary formed by the confluence of three rivers, the Esk, the Mite and the Irt. Esk is cognate with many other river names in Britain, including the Axe and the Usk, and means a good place to fish. [Read more]

A recipe

Butt-ends of celery. And fennel—the stalks as well.
Coarse outer leaves of everything lettuce, especially escarole.
Radish tops and kohlrabi tops. (The colour of beet tops is off-putting.)
Plucked-clean stems of kale, collards, parsley.
Also, discarded stems and twigs and woody parts of any herbs. [Read more]