They look so innocent. And I love them. Pine nuts.
Growing up in New Mexico, we called them Pinon nuts. They came from the state tree. They were good right from the pine cone, even better roasted and salted. I was so delighted when they showed up in the grocery stores here on the East Coast.
Until yesterday, when I discovered that pine nuts harvested in China can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
For days . . . weeks even.
Yuk. Day four and no relief in sight.
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