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LOL Ron S, where were you when I needed you last week struggling to get the green outer husks off? Next year I’ll do it your way. And yes the natural dyes that come off them is pretty strong.

Leopard, I wish I had paid attention to my grandmother’s cooking when I was a kid. She had an old cast iron stove that burned kerosene and did everything from scratch. She grew up on a farm in a remote part of the Gaspe region of Quebec (where the St. Lawrence River enters the ocean), a place where you had to be self sufficient to survive. More important than cooking was her knowledge of home remedies. We only went to the doctor or the hospital for stitches, surgery, and vaccinations, and I suspect she could have handled the stitches if my mother had let her.