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what happens when oak trees drop there acorns green?
Or just some are green and falling?
not enough rain?
the money Deb!!! the trees are probably conserving water...:)
Same thing is happening with my pecans. It's sooo sad. I do love my nuts! Maybe because I am a nut. What was that old song about almond joy and coconut candy bars. Didn't it have something about nuts?
Pecans are actually not nuts but drupes, which is a fruit with a single stone or pit. The part we eat is actually the seed inside the stone which when raw, is covered with a soft fleshey foul tasting fruit!
I didn't know that, nice interesting little fact, and you are so right about the tart, bitter taste of the flesh and that orangish powder that sometimes gets on the flesh or nut as I would call it...lol.
I also hear acorns are supposed to be good eating... or read it somewhere... have not tried it yet though... >.>
... Sometimes You Don't. Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds Don't".
Acorn bread is good, and alot of work in multiple rinsings to get the tannin out, then pounding them into flour. It's important to use only white oak acorns (round-point leaves), not red oak (spike-point leaves).
An old book we use to have floating around here told you how to make acorn flour. I think the title was THE FOXFIRE BOOK, or FOXFIRE PLAIN LIVING.
Another nut that is really good for bread, but is a lot of work is hickory nuts. They are great in a pie too. I have never made either one but have had them at get-togethers.
I always wanted to try acorn pancakes...the kind the kid described in "My side of the mountain". I read and reread that book as a teen, always thought it was so cool how he lived in tree, had a falcon, etc. He make acorn pancakes..and made them sound pretty darn good!
Aaahhh, Heather! Firefox books (and I think there is like a dozen volumes) were the hippie standard reference back in the 60's! I found some at Amazon (of course) in case I still want them.
'Lane, your pancakes sound good, it's funny how some books stick in our mind like that.