from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small basket or receptacle for collecting and selling fruit, particularly strawberries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A broad, shallow basket, for displaying fruit or flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small but broad shallow basket for displaying fruit or flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Thwarted in its 73-year fantasy of watching a Briton in the men's singles final at Wimbledon, a nation of once-a-year tennis dreamers puts down its punnet of strawberries.
Ingredients(Serves two as a starter)500g rump or sirloin steak1 bunch large asparagus10 olives1 punnet cherry tomatoes200g mixed salad leaves, such as rocket or watercress2 spring onions 100ml olive oil10ml red wine vinegar10ml balsamic vinegar½ tsp Dijon mustard½ tsp grated horseradish (or horseradish sauce if you can't get fresh)Rock saltFresh milled black pepperMethodCut off the woody part of the asparagus stalk.
If you fancy trying them, they're available from 35 stores priced at £3 for a 400g punnet.
People will pay £3.00 + for a bottle of hair conditioner but, according to the supermarkets, they won't pay enough to cover the production costs of a punnet of strawberries or a pint of milk.
Filling: 2 small red onions, cut into wedges; 1 red capsicum cut in 2cm chunks; 1 zucchini cut in 2cm chunks; 3 tbs olive oil; 1 punnet cherry tomatoes; ¼ cup pine nuts; ½ cup haloumi cut in 2cm chunks; 1 tbs chopped parsley; 1 tbs grated parmesan
The punnet of blackberries was best treated to a blast in a hot oven with some garden lavender sugar and a split vanilla pod; removed when the fruit started to run and doused with double cream: then roasted an additional five minutes, the cream bubbling up like lava around the fruit, creating a wonderful marble of rich brambly and Jersey yellow.
A certain hospitalist of ill repute reduces all consults into a punnet square of time and effort, in which any virtually every encounter with a consulting physician can be labeled "shitty."
Good things to do with a large punnet of blackberries picked in Epping Forest:
Yes, it feels very satisfying to stand up clutching a punnet of carrots that you yourself have extracted, but it also feels very painful on your back - and that was just after a few minutes, done for fun, not for a living....
I go to buy a punnet of prepared chunks of fruit - wasteful of packaging and contributes to plastic mountain.