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"Wicker Man" vegetable steamer

Very... traditional
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The original idea for ths comes from an annotation by [bigsleep] in another post <link> and is presented with permission.

A vegetable steamer made from woven wicker or bamboo, reinforced where necessary with corrosion-resistant metal wire, in the shape of a miniature Celtic/Pagan "Wicker Man".

Comes with a suitably shaped enclosure for stovetop use, shaped and decorated to resemble an Iron Age burial mound such as Newgrange.

To use, place the base of the enclosure on the stove and add water to the line. Prepare the vegetables and insert into the head and body of the Wicker Man. Place the Man on the support above the boiling water, and cover with the lid; vents in the lid allow steam to escape, producing an entertaining screaming sound reminiscent of agony and suffering. The vegetables are evil and must be destroyed. They must be made to suffer.

After an appropriate cooking time, open the lid, lift out the Man, extract the cooked vegetables and discard immediately. Who wants to eat vegetables? Horrible poisonous muck.

Use the boiling water to make a pot of tea, so as not to waste anything useful.

8th of 7, Apr 10 2020

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Contains [bigsleep]'s original annotation. [8th of 7, Apr 10 2020]

Wicker man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicker_man
[Skewed, Apr 13 2020]

The Wicker Man https://www.imdb.co...17/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Did someone mention "Burning Man" ? [8th of 7, Apr 13 2020]

Wicker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicker
A form of basket-work [8th of 7, Apr 13 2020]

Wicca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca
A form of religion [8th of 7, Apr 13 2020]

Witch-testing http://www.google.c...ncunFHBdPxQpsIwoZBF
A question of balance ... [8th of 7, Apr 13 2020]


       All I can think of is "Burning Man" Am I supposed to be thinking about that and nothing else? Is that the point???
blissmiss, Apr 13 2020

       No [bliss], like this <link> kinda like a mash up of guy fawkes & dutch nesting dolls, a giant wicker effigy with the real man inside, then you burn it.   

       This is a smaller novelty item only good for steaming vegetable.   

       Unless you know some really small men?
Skewed, Apr 13 2020

       In what sense "small men" ...?   

       // only good for steaming vegetable //   

       ... but still big enough to take a kitten ...   

       <Sniggering and hiccuping/>
8th of 7, Apr 13 2020

       OMG [Skewed], that drawing of Wicker man looks just like something they would parade around at Burning Man. Just like. Now I feel vindicated. Ha.
blissmiss, Apr 13 2020

       Watch the movie <link>, and feel not so much vindicated as disturbed....   

       "Wicker" can refer to the physical construction of the Man- using woven sticks- but also to the religion which espouses its use. "Wicca" is the root of the English word "Witch".   

8th of 7, Apr 13 2020

       My daughter's a witch, I know of the Wiccan Religion.
blissmiss, Apr 13 2020

       Yes, since witches are matrilineal that makes perfect sense.   

       How much does she weigh ? <link>
8th of 7, Apr 13 2020

       That's very funny, you.
blissmiss, Apr 14 2020

       //How much does she weigh ? //   

       [Carefully avoids glancing left at links for any additional clues]   

       Let me guess, the same as a duck right?   


       [Glances left]   

       Aha! 'Witch-testing' I thought so   

       [Smug expression]
Skewed, Apr 14 2020

       // the same as a duck right? //   


       // [Smug expression] //   

       On this occasion, justified. You may award yourself a Bronze Star. Take one from the box and stick it under your name on the Class Award Chart. Best if you take a circuitous route round the classroom to avoid [Voice], as the smell of stale urine is remarkably strong today.
8th of 7, Apr 14 2020


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