Started by peg_688, April 12, 2006, 08:45:41 PM
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QuoteThe kids would gather persimmons and locust pods in the fall as they fell off the tree, Crawford said. She described the dark brown locust pods as shaped like a banana with a sweet vein along the edge.``My father would mash up the persimmons like a pone and put them in a big bread pan, bake them,'' she said, ``and when it got cold, he'd break up the pone.'' He would cut off the top of the locust pod which would release the sweet syrup from the vein. Then he would layer the persimmons, the locusts and a little sugar and water in a big wooden keg, topping off the layers with more water, Crawford said. Then her father put the keg under the house and let it brew a couple of months. When the brewing was over, he would strain off the liquid and the result was persimmon-locust beer. ``It tasted like lemonade, but it was not intoxicating,'' Crawford said. ``It couldn't have been, because my father was a Presbyterian minister! ``I thought it was better than lemonade,'' she went on. ``We had beer and molasses cookies on cold, snowy days!''
QuoteWow! Haven't visited this thread before, lots of good stuff. #1: We are moving to 4 acres on Dow Mountain in the Olympics, Washington State. #2: but am kind of concerned about some of these plants spreading into the woods where they don't belong. #3: Our sunny flat area is about 100' by 150', surrounded by forest and streams. Any thoughts?
Quote #1: PEG, your garden is still looking nice #2: - have you had much rain this summer? #3: I just pulled a bunch of parsnips out of our garden & fixed them today - Glenn likes them fried in butter. We are finally getting some tomatoes & green peppers ( deer got on the roof & ate the pepper plants way down) we have a lot of swiss chard & beets & turnips, carrots & finally getting some squash but they are taking forever this year - #4: & mostly getting male blooms which don't make squashes. Anybody know how to remedy that?
Quote from: Sassy lin =1144892741/80#93 date=1157384767PEG, I guess I'm going to have to try cooking those squash blossoms (almost sounds like Bush's endearing name for Karl Rove - lol) but it seems like too much work & mess! :-/
Quote# 1: Well PEG, I hate to break it to you, but Karl Rove is the "brains behind the man" - he's the "Deputy Chief of Staff" heading the Office of Political Affairs. GW Bush's pet name for him is "Turd Blossom" (ya made me haveta tell ya!)#2: Is that enough history for you, PEG? :-/ #3: Hope I didn't soil the "garden thread" for you... :-/