Imagine a cucumber that looks like a grape-sized watermelon and tastes of lemon

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2018


That, ladies and gentlemen, is a cucamelon. It’s on the vine in my garden. I grew it myself. Having recently harvested a couple or three cucamelon fruit, I can report they are exactly as adverised. The cucamelon tastes like a faintly lemony cucumber and can be popped straight into the mouth as one would an … Continue reading “Imagine a cucumber that looks like a grape-sized watermelon and tastes of lemon”

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Language and the lawn: Don’t ban it; make it seriously un-cool

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2015


Language can accomplish things that the law cannot. Accordingly, consider this. Lawns don’t deserve to be banned. They should merely become unfashionable. (Like smoking in the presence of a child or a pregnant woman. Like wearing real fur. Or buying ivory.) Certainly lawns should be highly unfashionable in California, which is parched by a four-year … Continue reading “Language and the lawn: Don’t ban it; make it seriously un-cool”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK