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Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 06:39PM
Hi I am newly diagnosed and I know alot of people rely on their faith for support and find great peace with that, however I am a atheist and was wondering if anyone else here was also.
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Nov 22, 2021 10:11PM Betrayal wrote:
Want to join the "I hate kale" contingent. Received a farmers box weekly (for 8 weeks) during BC treatment and we were permitted to swap unwanted vegetables (1:1) for those we preferred. Found you had to get their early or you were stuck with kale which appeared to be swapped out in abundance. When I couldn't swap it out, found my DD rabbit and guinea pig thought it was wonderful, so they benefitted. Love mustard greens but they are hard to find in this area.
Nov 23, 2021 07:24AM Spookiesmom wrote:
My mom would cook kale. Slime y stuff, I couldn’t eat it. Spinach, no problem. Mixed, not going down this throat. Any other greens, not happening. She cooked them Southern style, in other words, to death. Even poke greens. Which can be poisonous if not properly cooked
Nov 23, 2021 08:54AM DivineMrsM wrote:
“Poke Salad Annie”
Chomp, chomp, chomp chomp chomp
Haha! Love that song, your comments made me thing of it, Spookie!
Nov 23, 2021 10:40AM Spookiesmom wrote:
My dad was a Kentucky farm boy, he knew of a poke patch in Cincinnati. In the spring he’d get it. For those who thought the song wasn’t about a real thing, it’s true. He’d even say he was going to get a mess of poke greens.
Nov 23, 2021 10:52AM DivineMrsM wrote:
One of my hobbies is song trivia, so I’ve read about this one before. Written and sung by Tony Joe White, he grew up in Louisiana. Or, Loo’siana as people from those part say. When he heard Bobby Jo Gentry (an incredible songwriter and singer herself) sing ‘bout Billie Joe, he realized she wrote about what she knew, so he sat down and wrote about his southern roots which included poke. I also learned the phrase “truck patch” is slang for garden.
“Her daddy was lazy and no count, claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for was stealin' watermelons
Out of my truck patch
Polk salad Annie, the gators got your granny
Chomp chomp chomp chomp
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her momma was a workin' on the chain gang
Sock a little polk salad to me, you know I need me a mess of it.”
Nov 23, 2021 02:02PM magiclight wrote:
Poke salad is new to me, so looked it up and found that Pokeweed is both edible and toxic. After their first harsh winter without much food, many were eager to eat the first fresh greens of spring, which was sometimes the very poisonous jimson weed. Wow, need some courage to eat pokeweed.
Nov 23, 2021 03:27PM Spookiesmom wrote:
It’s the cooking process that makes it safe to eat. After washing, cook till wilted. Throw out that water, cook again. Third cook can be eaten
Nov 23, 2021 04:36PM Elderberry wrote:
I knew it was some sort of leafy-weedy plant. I didn't realize it needed so much prepping to render it edible. In WWII a lot of people in England got poisoned eating the green leaves of their rhubarbs. I don't think there is a way to render it harmless. Doesn't jimson weed make cattle crazy?
Nov 23, 2021 11:11PM Miriandra wrote:
I often wonder how people figured out some of the complicated ways highly toxic foods can be cooked to make them edible.
Hakarl - Greenland shark is highly poisonous when fresh. But if you bury it for a few months, then hang it up to dry for a few months more, then scrape off the brown goo that extrudes from the meat (don't eat the goo!), then you can eat it. Though it smells of ammonia, so you might not want to eat it anyway.
Fugu - Most of the fish is edible, but if you get the slightest knick on this one certain organ, it will kill you.
Polar bear liver - It will kill you (vitamin A poisoning), unless you let it rot for a month or so to let the vitamins break down to lower levels.
Mushrooms - They'll kill you, make you stoned, make you sick, or maybe - just maybe - you can eat one and survive. Oops! Not that one!!
And so many plants like tomatoes, potatoes, cherries, elderberries, or apples where you can eat this one specific part of the plant, but everything else will kill you painfully or make you wish you were dead. Humans are amazingly persistent when it comes to foods.
Nov 25, 2021 04:05PM AliceBastable wrote:
Nov 26, 2021 11:42AM Elderberry wrote:
Mariandra: I always said there were three kinds of mushrooms: Food, Not Food (lucky if you just upchuck) and God. God is hard on the liver. :-)
I love jicama but apparently the skin is quite toxic. To what degree of toxicity I don't know.
Nov 26, 2021 04:15PM AliceBastable wrote:
I am addicted to mushrooms, but I'll only eat the grocery store ones because I'm also a coward.
Nov 26, 2021 06:22PM - edited Nov 26, 2021 06:22PM by KIDI919
Someone in our community died of liver failure after eating mushrooms from his yard. I never eat them... remind me of slugs (sorry for that picture)
Nov 26, 2021 06:30PM Spookiesmom wrote:
I wouldn’t eat them from my yard, but have seen squirrels munching on them. I worry about my dogs, and try to clean them out
Nov 30, 2021 04:29PM Elderberry wrote:
I thought he might look like Bob Dylan. :-)
My sister sent this -
Nov 30, 2021 06:59PM AliceBastable wrote:
Dec 1, 2021 01:16AM AliceBastable wrote:
magiclight, This redneck country would never elect a non-Christian, so that's never going to be anything but a hypothetical question. It's so sad and stupid, it should never be an issue.
Hey, maybe we'll get a PDFer someday. How to pronounce it, though? Pudeffer?
Dec 1, 2021 01:05PM Elderberry wrote:
magiclight: Let us not forget that all the Christmas greenery is Pagan YULE greenery. It is my understanding that the tree part only came from to most of us when Albert married Queen Victoria and brought the tradition from Germany.
Dec 2, 2021 09:23PM illimae wrote: