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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
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LIZ McCLARNON'S BEEF WELLINGTON WITH MASH, CREAMED SAVOY CABBAGE, AND AN OXTAIL JUS (SERVES 4) INGREDIENTS 4 fillets of beef, about 175g each 3 Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and chopped 4 large stoneless prunes 4tsp mango chutney 2 streaky bacon rashers, cut in half 250g ready-made puff pastry 200g chestnut mushrooms, chopped 75g salted butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2tsp truffle oil 1/2 Savoy cabbage, shredded 400ml double cream 1tbsp olive oil 3 sprigs of thyme 2 sprigs of rosemary Milk, for glazing For the oxtail jus: 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1tbsp olive oil 3 sprigs of flat-leaf parsley, chopped 300ml port 200ml oxtail stock, plus 4tbsp extra METHOD PREHEAT the oven to 200degC (400degF/ Gas 6).
Since publication of his first New Creations in Fruits and Flowers catalog in 1893, reporters had gleefully called him the Wizard of Santa Rosa, filling their columns with descriptions of paradoxical varieties like the white blackberry, the stoneless plum, the "everlasting" flower, a bright red version of the golden California poppy, and the Paradox walnut tree that provided valuable hardwood lumber but grew as fast as a pine or other soft wood.
This modern body, Waugh implies, is as removed from the ideal of the human individual life as are Kaiser's stoneless peaches from the genuine article.
LOOKING after my health, I went and bought some prunes and chose those ready-to-eat, stoneless expensive ones.
Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.
In the early 1900s Luther Burbank, a prolific horticulturist, crossed a partially stoneless wild plum with California French prune varieties.