Runcible Eats/ Recipes

They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

which they ate with a runcible spoon.

The above illustration and quote are from the nonsense poem The Owl & the Pussycat by Edward Lear. You know the one. It starts with:

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money,

wrapped up in a five pound note.

It is a favourite of mine and I particularly love the nonsense word “runcible”. Lear used it to refer to a spoon, as noted above, he also mentions a runcible goose as well as a runcible cat in other of his works. What does it mean? I don’t really know, but I definitely like it. It’s wonderfully whimscal and puzzlingly inexplicable! Kind of like my sudden cooking obsession…

Here’s where you can find a directory for my Runcible Eats Recipes which have sprung from my kitchen madness. Some recipes appear in multiple categories.












Jams/Jelly/ Conserve


Sauces/ Condiments


St. Patrick’s Day


6 Responses to Runcible Eats/ Recipes

  1. Mary Ann Collins says:

    What do I do with the rest of the cider/Apple mixture after I take out the one cup? I couldn’t find a mention of it in the recipe.

    • liadh1 says:

      Hi Mary Ann- The rest of the cider/apple mixture is left over. I usually save it and put it on yogurt, oatmeal or over ice cream. best- Lea

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