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Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 18:00
by squirrelboutique
This is a thread about nuts. Feel free to get all pedanty/pedantish when someone posts here and his or her post is clearly about legumes.

I brought some almonds with me to work today, and I just ate one that was concave. How'd that happen?

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 18:33
by lynsosaurus
squirrelboutique wrote: I brought some almonds with me to work today, and I just ate one that was concave. How'd that happen?
clearly there is witchcraft at work there.

i had some brazil nuts earlier. i think brazil nuts and pistachio nuts are my favourites now. i used to be a big fan of the cashew, but it's put me off of late with its many disguises.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 18:36
by squirrelboutique
Brazil nuts are too large a nut to be an enjoyable nut.

I'm all for pistachios though. Cashews are overrated.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 18:39
by lynsosaurus
well, the good thing about brazil nuts is that it's almost like two nuts in one. you get two bites out of your average brazil nut, and that has to be a good thing in anyone's book.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:33
by squirrelboutique
I just can't be bothered with a two-bite nut. And I think brazil nuts look a little like big scary bugs.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:35
by lynsosaurus
they've got a lot of vitamin e in them, you know.

i don't know what that means.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:38
by squirrelboutique
So do almonds! And I don't have to go biting those. They're a pop and chew sort of nut.

Vitamin E is good for skin, I think.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:39
by lynsosaurus
i just ate a brazil nut that was a three-biter! now that's progress.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 20:40
by squirrelboutique
If you think progress is spending 2/3 more time doing something...

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 21:01
by stolenwine
i'm not a fan of the brazil either. it's too big and lumbering and almost...smug.

almonds, on the other hand, rock my world. my dad's friend did this thing when i was in canada where he put a bowl of almonds + some olive oil into the microwave and then added some salt and it was magical! it was like toasted almonds but minus the oven.

i could do with some almonds right now, actually.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 21:06
by RITH
Macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, almonds... I can't even choose a favourite. Still, I hardly ever eat nuts. Why are nuts so expensive?

(or are they not? I'll go check tomorrow...)

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 22:18
by squirrelboutique
They are expensive! And nut butters other than peanut butter are even more expensive.

I recently saw a $16 jar of almond butter.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:40
by Gordon
Dammit, I thought this was a thread about my favourite magazine/digital TV station.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:42
by a layer of chips
stolenwine wrote:i'm not a fan of the brazil either. it's too big and lumbering and almost...smug.

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Racist.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 03:44
by cuppie
squirrelboutique wrote: Cashews are overrated.
I don't even know who you are!

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 05:03
by Miss 9
Pecan! Yes.

Peh-khan or Pee-can? I gravitate towards peh-khan.

Cover that shit in some karo and bake yourself a pie.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 06:26
by DefenderOfPants
cuppie wrote:
squirrelboutique wrote: Cashews are overrated.
I don't even know who you are!
i was going to say the same thing!

unless you've been eating emerald cashews, in which case i'd understand.

dave's top nuts
1. cashew
2. almond
3. walnut
4. pistachio
5. macadamia

my least favourite nut would have to be the filbert.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:02
by lynsosaurus
i'm sorry, but the macadamia is just a poor man's brazil nut.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:08
by jayen_aitch
squirrelboutique wrote:Cashews are overrated.
You take that back.

I am shocked to hear such talk.

Re: Nuts!

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:36
by annie
i'm amazed noone's mentioned hazelnuts yet! i made gianduja icecream a few weeks ago with toasted hazelnuts, and it was bloody gorgeous. i've been eating the leftover nuts ever since, and they're definitely my current favourite.

almonds are ace too. almond milk, mmm. also, tigernuts! not that i've ever eaten any, but horchata is delicious.

i'm afraid i'm also a cashew skeptic. bleh.