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Snacking while eGulleting... (Part 3)


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Now that I'm out of the bed I lay in for over four months, I am back to my favourite snack. It's (con)fusion snacking. Irish Cheddar Cheese on Chinese seaweed crackers with Japanese nori and peppered with black pepper from Vietnam.

I remember AnnaN being intrigued when I mentioned it before, but will now never know whether she tried it as she said she would like to.

 

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4 hours ago, liuzhou said:

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Now that I'm out of the bed I lay in for over four months, I am back to my favourite snack. It's (con)fusion snacking. Irish Cheddar Cheese on Chinese seaweed crackers with Japanese nori and peppered with black pepper from Vietnam.

I remember AnnaN being intrigued when I mentioned it before, but will now never know whether she tried it as she said she would like to.

 

I know she had all the ingredients - and it sounds like it would have been just up her alley!

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On 6/9/2021 at 3:27 PM, Kim Shook said:

Made a roasted strawberry cheesecake last week and one of Mr. Kim's co-workers offered to trade a slice for a couple of Mennonite food truck doughnuts she'd picked up that morning:

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They are as big as my head and the best in town.  

 

Picked up a quart of strawberries from the produce stand on Sunday and we've been snacking on them all week:

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I used the vinegar/water dunk method when I got them home and so far they are just fine.  They were VERY ripe.  

 

My wife has been buying a product to clean fruits and vegetables.   I think it’s called thief’s.  After some online research I learned that diluted  vinegar can do the same thing.   She still buys her product but if I get to the produce sooner I’m going old school and saving $

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5 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

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Longan (Chinese 龙眼 - lóng yǎn), literally 'dragon's eyes'. In anticipation of the Year of the Dragon on the 10th of February.

 

 

 

They do look like some animal's eyeballs! How interesting! What is the texture like? I'm guessing a gelatinous exterior. Is the dark inner part a hard seed, or more like a crunchy nut? 

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19 minutes ago, Smithy said:

 

They do look like some animal's eyeballs! How interesting! What is the texture like? I'm guessing a gelatinous exterior. Is the dark inner part a hard seed, or more like a crunchy nut? 

 

These had been peeled of their brownish papery skin. The 'eyeball' is a hard, inedible seed and is surrounded by the slightly transparent flesh. 

 

I would describe the texture as grape-like. They are related to rambutan and lychees and similar to them too.  More like lychee in flavour. But smaller.

 

Should you find any, the seeds are relatively easy to sprout and you can grow your own tree.

 

Here are the unpeeled longan.

 

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长沙臭豆腐 (cháng shā chòu dòu fu), Changsha stinky tofu. 

 

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糖油粑粑 (táng yóu bā bā) a sweet snack made from glutinous rice, sugar and honey, common in Changsha, capital of Hunan province. Street food.

 

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