Friday, November 6, 2009

Pecans

If you've ever tasted a fresh warm pecan pie you probably became an addict and need a fix occasionally to keep you sane. There's good news though! We're smack dab in the middle of pecan season and there is a good supply of pecans for everyone.




"I don't have pecans around me." you may lament. That's ok, there are these things called trucks that will bring them to your local grocer and you can get them from him. He's a nice old man who knows a lot about things like fishing and spitting and of course pecans so you should be in good hands if you don't know what to do with them once you've bought some.


In the rare instance that I met a different grocer you can also look online for some recipes like the following one.


http://www.tpga.org/cgi-bin/public.cgi?action=list_recipe&recipe_id=18



If you even try to convince me that you don't have access to the internet then shame on you.. I'm not that gullible.

The main problem I have found is that there are too many pecans where I live and the squirrels like to hide some of them in the flower beds to pop up in the spring where I then have to dig them out and scold the squirrels for their industriousness.

Hurry before the end of the month though because the prices will soon rise as the harvest season ends and the grocer treis to hoard the rest for himself.

4 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I am jealous! I have tons of pine cones around, but no pecans!

Kiki said...

Yum...pecans! Great post!And yes those squirrels know a good thing when they see it!

Nell Jean said...

People are in my backyard picking up pecans as I type this. My husband and his siblings picked up pecans to pay for their first TV set, many years ago. MIL had certain trees designated as 'for home use' and the rest were sold. Here they go not to a grocer but to a selling point (pecan house).

Recently in nearby counties, there was a rash of thefts of already-bagged-in-fifty-pound-bags of pecans, until one grower waited for the thieves to return for more and shot one. It stopped the thievery.

James Missier said...

What a wonderful story about pecans. Never come across those in my place. Enjoy your pecans.