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I just walked into the kitchen and set down a glass. (I shan't say what species of glass.)

I noticed a bag of shelled pistachios there - my wife's - and poured out a few for a snack.

I wonder how many people in this world have never had the opportunity to taste pistachios.

What a shame.
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Your poor wife
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Your poor wife
:-)

She eats my chips, so it's OK.

What's good for the goose . . . .

(And if you tell her that I called her a goose, I'll deny it. It's a metaphor.)
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Certainly a delight, but still only a point of light... one among many. One might even say the same about the contents of your mystery glass. There are lots of little sweet and savory jewels to be found in a kitchen. Smile Bon appétit and enjoy your Thanksgiving week!
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Thanks, Michael!

This year we'll be having our older son over, and maybe his roommate. The fare's likely to be:

    Turkey
    Turkey gravy
    Bread stuffing
    Rice stuffing
    Celery/anise amandine
    Mashed potatoes
    Sweet potatoes
    Parsnips (?)
    Cranberry sauce
    Cranberry relish
    Apple pie
    Cherry pie
    Vanilla ice cream


Our appetit will unquestionably be bon.

Enjoy yours as well!
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There was a study released that stated eating pistachios are good for the heart. I wish I had the source. Wonder how true that is???
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Probably the pistachio marketing board.
That's a lot of carbs Bill. You'll be full of energy, as well as nuts and an
unspecified libation.
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I just walked into the kitchen ...


What prompted you to walk into the kitchen?
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On Nov 25, 2014, S2000magician wrote:
Thanks, Michael!

This year we'll be having our older son over, and maybe his roommate. The fare's likely to be:

    Turkey
    Turkey gravy
    Bread stuffing
    Rice stuffing
    Celery/anise amandine
    Mashed potatoes
    Sweet potatoes
    Parsnips (?)
    Cranberry sauce
    Cranberry relish
    Apple pie
    Cherry pie
    Vanilla ice cream


Our appetit will unquestionably be bon.

Enjoy yours as well!


YUUMM YUUUM!

-Mary
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The celery/anise amandine sounds intriguing. Details?
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Why the question mark after parsnips?
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The celery/anise amandine sounds intriguing. Details?


Ditto.
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The celery/anise amandine sounds intriguing. Details?

2 bunches of celery, cut into 1-inch lengths
2 small anise (or fennel) bulbs, julienned
2 - 3 shallots, sliced
¼ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup butter
½ cup light cream
salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a pan with a tight-fitting lid (I use an electric skillet) and sauté the almonds over a medium heat until they're light brown. Remove the almonds with a slotted spoon. Add the celery, anise, and shallots to the butter, stir well to coat the vegetables, and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook the vegetables for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cream to the pan, stir well to coat the vegetables, and continue to cook, covered, until the celery is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the almonds, adjust the seasoning, and enjoy.
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Why the question mark after parsnips?

If things are too hectic in the kitchen, the parsnips may be forgone until Friday.
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I just walked into the kitchen and set down a glass. (I shan't say what species of glass.)

I noticed a bag of shelled pistachios there - my wife's - and poured out a few for a snack.

I wonder how many people in this world have never had the opportunity to taste pistachios.

What a shame.

To take things in a different direction, did you think about how many people in the world have never had the ability to walk?
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I wonder how many people in this world have never had the opportunity to taste pistachios.

It's true we're fortunate. But I imagine many of the people who never tasted pistachios have enjoyed delicacies, or other positive experiences, that we never will. For instance:

http://list25.com/25-weird-and-exotic-fr......eard-of/

http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-exclusive-foods.php

I believe I have tried five fruits on the first list above, but only once or twice apiece. I only tried fresh lychee fruit this past year.

I understand that very few sushi loving westerners have ever actually tried true wasabi.
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The celery/anise amandine sounds intriguing. Details?

2 bunches of celery, cut into 1-inch lengths
2 small anise (or fennel) bulbs, julienned
2 - 3 shallots, sliced
¼ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup butter
½ cup light cream
salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a pan with a tight-fitting lid (I use an electric skillet) and sauté the almonds over a medium heat until they're light brown. Remove the almonds with a slotted spoon. Add the celery, anise, and shallots to the butter, stir well to coat the vegetables, and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover the pan and cook the vegetables for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cream to the pan, stir well to coat the vegetables, and continue to cook, covered, until the celery is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the almonds, adjust the seasoning, and enjoy.

Sounds delish!
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I just walked into the kitchen ...


What prompted you to walk into the kitchen?


I hope it didn't hurt too much, walking into the kitchen like that. Smile
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I just walked into the kitchen ...

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Profound emptiness.
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Do any of you guys eat the pistachios UNSHELLED???

I have a dental patient the other day with a broken tooth and she said she broke it on a pistachio. I said was it a bad one? She said no, the shell crunched on the wrong part of her tooth!

She then went on to say that she eats her pistachios with the shell intact!

Anyone else wanna make a confession?

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