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Comment by Randall Smith on September 29, 2016 at 6:42am

Yes, that's the edible coral mushroom. Sadly, it gets very gritty from the sandy soil.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am

Comment by Randall Smith on September 19, 2016 at 7:25am
And I have just the place for you all to go--my kid's organic farm. You should check out their newsletter and see what they just did (Silverthorn-farm).

On another note: Last week in the Michigan woods, I found some coral mushrooms (they look like coral), edible and delicious, although I couldn't remove all the sand. Nobody else in my group of 12 was willing to try them until they saw that I was unaffected. They thought for sure I'd die! Next night, most everybody ate some.
Comment by Plinius on September 19, 2016 at 12:46am

Next Friday, Qiana, then we'll go together!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 18, 2016 at 2:17pm

After a couple of years living in Portugal and shopping at open air markets, we got used to cooking pretty much exclusively with fresh, real ingredients.

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 1:20pm

I read quite often now that processed foods make us behave like junkies - and the solution is, of course, to buy as little processed food as possible. I've made some progress on that road, I still buy bread, yoghurt and cheese but I eat sparingly of it. Things like ketchup, sauces, mixed spices, cake, cookies, ready-made meals, etc are not allowed in my kitchen. Our main food consists of fruit and vegetables, and the unstoppable food cravings have calmed down. Much better! Does this sound Spartan?  

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 18, 2016 at 11:32am

I don't think I'm addicted to any one food, but I do eat too much.  Especially ice cream.

I love chocolate, but don't eat an excessive amount.  I love pizza, but don't eat much, mostly because it's so expensive.

I used to love potato chips, but now they taste bland, so I almost never eat them.  Even when I loved them, I didn't eat too many because the price hurt my pocketbook.

I love Cashews, Pistachios, Black walnuts, Brazil nuts, and Pine nuts, but eat very few because of the price.

Most of all, I love mashed potatoes, with brown gravy, but don't eat many of them for a different reason.  I'm lazy about preparing them.

Comment by Plinius on September 18, 2016 at 8:54am

Never go shopping on an empty stomach! And take a shopping list.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 18, 2016 at 7:44am

You're not the only one "addicted" to chips, Daniel! The trick is not to buy them. Easier said than done, hwever!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 11, 2016 at 9:06am

I tried it again, paying attention to the taste.  I don't think it's too sweet, but the watermelon part doesn't taste very good and has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Of course, your millage may vary.  You may not taste any bitterness because it appears I'm more sensitive to bitter than most people.  Also, my tasting apparatus is 75 years old and not as sensitive as when young.


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