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Old 01-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #161
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Too late. I spent everything just prior to the Mayan apocalypse last month, and am currently living on pine needles from my neighbors' discarded xmas trees. Good thing I kept that Euell Gibbons cookbook!
I suppose everything in that book tastes like wild hickory nuts...
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Horribly deceiving. There are no grapes, nor nuts...
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Horribly deceiving. There are no grapes, nor nuts...
Sort of like McRib, isn't it? Though I suppose that, at least, technically contains "meat".
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I suppose everything in that book tastes like wild hickory nuts...
That's great. All one needs to add now is a protein source.

Then, because most meats taste like chicken, any dish that you throw together will not have a taste that stray too far from chicken with hickory nuts.

I guess if one gets bored with day in, day out "chicken with hickory nuts", he can experiment with spices and herbs to kick it up a notch. Add a bit curry powder => instant South Asian flavor. Use more olive oil, some butter with lavender, and voilà, a touch of Provence. Jerk spice, anybody?

Yes, just because one cooks with what one stumbles across does not mean his meal has to be boring.

Still, I am wondering what pine needles taste like with limb chicken...
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Still, I am wondering what pine needles taste like with limb chicken...
Easy: they taste like pine squirrel Pine squirrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you are lucky, they taste more like pinon nuts. Most of the time, its more like pine needles. DD2 has a strong preference by species of squirrel for the table and will only eat fox squirrels Fox squirrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Sort of like McRib, isn't it? Though I suppose that, at least, technically contains "meat".
As we used to say, "the part that comes over the fence last..."
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Euell Gibbons' book, "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" was on the bedside table of every self-respecting hippie back in the day, including me. I don't remember much about it except that it was intriguing. Either it was very well written or else we as a generation were just on the cusp of discovering that there was more to nutrition than tuna casseroles.
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Market correction to wild asparagus. Thread drift can be an interesting process to watch.

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It's all related. In the aftermath of a market correction, what does one do to survive?

In this forum, we strive to be efficient, and cover the subsequent topic in the same breath without bothering to start a new thread.
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Is that what we're doing?

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Market correction to wild asparagus. Thread drift can be an interesting process to watch.

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It's technique only, but I check on a thread after it's got a lot of posts even if the title doesn't interest me at all. If there are 50-100 posts you can bet the subject is entirely different from the OP and maybe something more interesting is being bandied about.
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Euell Gibbons' book, "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" was on the bedside table of every self-respecting hippie back in the day, including me. I don't remember much about it except that it was intriguing. Either it was very well written or else we as a generation were just on the cusp of discovering that there was more to nutrition than tuna casseroles.
It's asparagus, officer...
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My impression is that there is an unspoken etiquette that posters would stick to the topic initially out of respect for the OP. Then, when the thread looks like it is dying out after a day or two with nobody having anything left to add, then it is socially acceptable to extend the thread into, ahem, side topics.

Sometimes, a new forum poster may discover the thread due to the posting activity, and makes a post to resurrect the original topic, if he has something new to say.

If I were the thread starter, I would not mind seeing a thread given an extended life, and my thread got bumped. Else, it would get buried under new threads and died out.
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I find that I like asparagus much more than market corrections. Especially when it is roasted with garlic.

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I find that I like asparagus much more than market corrections. Especially when it is roasted with garlic.

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See, I thought there was a question about a correction to the asparagus market, to bring the thread full circle.
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So market has gone up since this thread started, hasn't it?

Earning season hasn't caused the market to drop yet? I saw a notification on my iPhone that Ford beat estimates so that had to be good for the market today?
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Portfolio setting new high everyday here. A pull-back may happen anytime now, but I do not think it will be a full correction, meaning a drop of 10%.

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