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The Ladle of Shallot and Sundry Other Culinary Punography by 

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  • Start the year with the month of your choice
  • 200gsm satin art paper with a tougher cover

A collection of kitchen punnishment, amassed over some boring winter months. Because the “view larger” thingie doesn’t work for calendars, here’s a list of the image titles. And my apologies, in advance…… :o)

Thanks for taking the time to look.

The cover page. “The Ladle of Shallot”

January. “Specs + Mugs + Rack+ Roll”

February. “A Turn for the Wurst”

March. “Wok Around the Clock”

April. “A Nice Bowl of Flute”

May. “For the Quality of Mercy…..”

June. “What Tools These Mortars Be”

July. “Out of the Flying Plan, Into the Fryer”

August. “Whiskies in the Jar”

September. “Stainless Steel Sinks”

October. “My Grater Glory”

November. “Tines Square”

December. “Cinnamon Grill”

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    Mike – you are a genius in compling this calendar – excellent!!!

  • Much appreciated, Mattie! Many, many thanks for your very kind words and support!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Wow this is a fabulous collection Mike, great work.

  • Many, many thanks, Lynne! Having a wee bit of fun in the kitchen. It’s not just for cooking any more!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 4 years ago

    Oh my, Mike. This is a classic.

  • So greatly appreciated on all counts, Kay! Thanks so very much!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Mike, just wonderful!!!

  • Thanks so very much, Dorothy. Your support is so greatly appreciated!

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    As puns are the lowest form of wit, & as I’m am also constructed this way (as you well know), be it so. A brilliant set of (especially love The Quality of Mercy….. & What Tools These Mortars Be) plays-on-words, but if I don’t remove myself from your nefarious implementations, I may have a culinary.

  • Many thanks, Sheila. To me, the worse the pun, the better. It always has been and ever shall be. I have a few more in the archives, but I think this dirty dozen plus one will suffice for now. There’s a long winter looming on the horizon and who knows what culinary delicacies may spring from the warped mind of Mad Mikey…..

    – Mike Oxley

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 4 years ago

    A cracking collection Mike, would grace any kitchen!!

  • Much appreciated, Colin. Although it may not be wise to put it in the kitchen. Bad puns do have a tendency to put folks off their food… :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • John Callan
    John Callanover 4 years ago

    I shared these with my wife, Laurie, who is a whiz in the kitchen – we both had a great chuckle with your wit and your unique (well done) images. Always enjoy your work.

  • So greatly appreciated, John. Many thanks to both you and Laurie for your wonderful support!

    – Mike Oxley

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    good luck on the calendar Mike. All the photos are great

  • Thanks so vey much, Dave! Appreciate your encouragement!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Brock Hunter
    Brock Hunterover 4 years ago

    brilliant work Mike!

  • Greatly appreciated, Brock. Thanks so very much! You may have recognized a few, no doubt. :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerover 4 years ago

    A real bakers dozen.
    Great stuff
    The Auld Yin.

  • Ta awfy much, Auld Yin. Yer a pal!

    – Mike Oxley

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