Friday, March 04, 2011

acorns

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The crazy people linked in this article collected wild acorns, shelled them, extracted the tannins, ground them into flour, and made bread and pancakes from them. I love it. I love this quote:

"Another way to leach out tannins from acorns is to put them in a mesh sack and leave them in a running stream for a week or so."

Reading this, I wanna go all Walden and just do botanical drawings and make fucking acorn muffins all day.

3 comments:

  1. I've never had an acorn muffin. It seems a shame, I lived bang in the middle of an oak forest for 10 years.

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  2. Biggie, I haven't quite figured where in Europe you're from - Netherlands? Do they have acorns there? I wonder if you could do this with our Tokyo acorns.

    Jen, does your dad still live there? You could try this next time you go to visit. That is, if you have access to a running stream. I wouldn't want to touch any of the so-called "rivers" around here.

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