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Help me clean my nuts..

So.. Half a package of organic, raw almonds broke open in my hiking backpack, spilling its overly expensive contents into the kind-of-gross bottom of the bag. My partner thinks the dirty nuts should be immediately discarded. I'm not so sure. Help us decide whether to toss these nuts in the trash, or grant them a second life. [more inside]
posted by Gray Skies on Aug 1, 2016 - 9 answers

Show me your nuts (recipes)

We're going to a potluck to honor our football team (Minnesota United FC). Based on a supporter's in-joke, I'd like to bring 3 dishes entitled: 1. Not Hot Nuts 2. Hot Hot Nuts and 3. Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Nuts [more inside]
posted by deadcrow on Nov 15, 2015 - 7 answers

Can you identify this plant?

Asking for a friend who found these in his Los Angeles backyard: The nuts start out green like olives, then turn. Inside is a hard shell. If you crack that open there is a strong smell my friend described as a cross between almond, macadamia and hazelnut, mostly almond. His dog chewed up the nuts so he's wondering if they're toxic at all.
posted by Hairy Lobster on Jun 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Puffy bag of nuts in freezer

I was trying to make a recipe that required pecans today, but when I went to get a bag of pecans from my freezer door, I found that the bag was strangely puffed up, as if someone had inflated it. The bag had never been opened and did not look like this when I originally put it in the freezer after purchase some months ago. Two questions: 1) What could have caused this? (Can things like botulism happen to nuts in a freezer?) 2) Would you still eat the pecans? They looked and smelled 100% normal.
posted by st elmo's fire on Nov 27, 2014 - 15 answers

To fu, or not tofu?

I'm working on making a few changes to the way I cook to emphasize vegetables and grains, and minimize the animal products which I totally love but need to cut back on. However, non-dairy substitutes are not always automatically healthier than the dairy option. I need your help playing a fabulous game: whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich ingredient is healthier? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Nov 5, 2014 - 32 answers

Allergies & Olive Oil

Hi all. I've been diagnosed pretty recently with allergies severe enough to warrant carrying an epi-pen. For the purposes of this discussion, the only relevant allergy is to nuts. [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Jun 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Why not walnuts?

Why are walnuts rarely (if ever) found for sale roasted? [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on May 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Nuts and dried fruit mixed?

Can nuts and dried fruit be mixed in a container with no decrease in quality or shelf life? [more inside]
posted by BillyAnne on Mar 8, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me find a nutty, German dessert to bake!

What are your favorite nutty German desserts that are not terribly sweet? Please share your tried and true recipes! [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 20, 2013 - 10 answers

You know, other than spending my entire next paycheck at Ikea.....

Ok, so I recently purchased a pullup cage/station. You know, includes a side for dips, a pullup bar, etc. and is one large metal structure put together with nuts and bolts. Anyway, I think I enjoyed putting the darn thing together even more than I will using it. What other projects/hobbies can I work on/build/create using a tool box, wrench, other hardware type stuff etc. in my small to medium sized apartment that won't lose me my security deposit?
posted by sendai sleep master on Nov 27, 2013 - 10 answers

Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake with nuts and dried peas?

Once a long time ago, I was a few hours outside Beijing during the mid-Autumn festival, in a pretty rural area. We were given these amazing mooncakes with nuts and vegetables that were way tastier to me than the sweet bean-paste/egg/lotus-paste/etc. ones you normally get. Help me find the name of them so I can buy/bake my own. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Aug 26, 2013 - 2 answers

gimme shellter

Is eating peanut shells on a regular basis a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Phytic Acid: How Much Should I Care?

Is phytic acid in raw nuts an 'actual thing'? And is this really something I need to worry about if I eat vast quantities of nuts daily? I have been experimenting with eating raw food, and feeling better than I ever have (which is totally perplexing to this inveterate skeptic.) But I keep reading about the importance of soaking nuts to decrease the amount of 'phytic acid' which reduces absorption of minerals and other useful things from food. [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Mom stop it now.

What psychological malady did Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, of Grey Gardens fame, suffer? [more inside]
posted by fifilaru on Jun 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Ai dios mio, este jamón sabe como bellota; urk.

Nut allergies, acorns, acorn eating pigs, and acorn-eating-pig prosciutto. You are not my doctor, or my charcuterist. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Name for roller blade wheel bolts?

What are the bolts in roller blade wheels called? The long ones where the bolt screws all the way into the other part. I need the specific type so I can find a smaller version for a different project. I just have no idea how to search for this.
posted by mrflibble on Jun 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Nut keeps falling off of bolt

How can I make these nuts and bolts stay put? [more inside]
posted by morninj on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

DIY Filter: The nuts on my kitchen faucet won't budge. Help me figure out what to do next. Details inside.

DIY Filter: The nuts on my kitchen faucet won't budge. Help me figure out what to do next. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on May 25, 2012 - 14 answers

My salad days have only begun!

Your very best salad dressings and salad recipes needed! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 25, 2012 - 39 answers

Oh, balls.

Is there anywhere in New York City that sells Truck Nuts? I need them sooner than they can be shipped.
posted by Jon_Evil on May 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Organic Nuts and Seeds Quality

What's a good online/mailorder source for organic nuts and seeds? A google search turns up a few results, but it doesn't give you an objective look at the quality and freshness of their product. Any experiences you could share? [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Apr 4, 2012 - 4 answers

What do with all the $#%!$ pecans?!

There are pecans everywhere. Formerly they carpeted the backyard, now they're in huge container in the living room. Mostly. There are still more to pick up. A LOT more, the pecan tree has been surprisingly fruitful this year. What the hell does one do with a ton of freshly picked pecans, besides eat them and/or give them out to friends and family? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 21, 2012 - 37 answers

Who sells black walnuts?

Where can I get black walnuts in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Rash on Jan 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Is it squirrels? They must use squirrels.

If I buy a can of mixed nuts, I find whole Brazil nuts inside. If I buy Brazil nuts in the shell and open them myself, I invariably end up with a pile of smashed oily nut-meat with chunks still stuck to the shell. How, dear AskMe, do those magicians at the factory manage to open Brazil nuts and extract them whole? This question has driven me nuts (ha ha) for years. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Nov 29, 2011 - 12 answers

What are these nuts?

What kind of nuts are these? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Just shut up already.

Crazy family situation, please help me think this out. [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Oct 23, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me introduce my peanuts to peanuts.

My kids are now 2 yrs and 7 months and we're going to be introducing them to peanut butter for the first time. Their pediatrician says it's safe. If you have direct experience with this can you please tell me at what age you introduced your kids to nuts and how it went? I'm specifically trying to figure out what possible allergic reaction warning signs we should be looking out for and how we should react to them. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 28, 2010 - 34 answers

Shell me out some shopping advice

Where can I buy cashews still in their shells? [more inside]
posted by Eringatang on Feb 26, 2010 - 16 answers

He overtorqued my nuts!

Lugnuts-filter? Tire changer place torqued my nuts well past 200ft-pounds (spec is 73ft-pounds). 3 lugs are stripped, 4 nuts are cross-threaded beyond use, one lug nut is missing, and one lug sheared off entirely. What will I need to win in small claims court? (photo link within) [more inside]
posted by lothar on Feb 13, 2010 - 22 answers

WTF work is nuts

Is this a hostile work environment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Nuts to you

ForageFilter: What exactly should I do to get shagbark hickory nuts ready to eat? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Aug 25, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I make salt adhere to my macadamias?

I love Macadamias as a snack every now and then. I'd prefer to buy the natural, non-roasted macadamias from the health food aisle, but these don't come salted, and I like a little salt with my macadamias. How can I salt them myself, and more importantly, how can I make the salt adhere to the macadamias without using any oil? I want to avoid making the nuts any fattier than they already are.
posted by Effigy2000 on Mar 9, 2009 - 13 answers

ITunes Issue

iTunes has suddenly started launching a new explorer window showing H:/Ipod_Control every time I play or move a file in Itunes. It's driving me nuts. How can I make it stop?
posted by punkfloyd on Aug 22, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to find cheap nuts/fruits in Sacramento, CA

Where is the best place in the Sacramento, CA area to buy quality nuts and dried fruits on the cheap? They just seem too expensive and/or "fingered" at the grocery stores.
posted by Sultan of Succulence on Jun 14, 2008 - 8 answers

Asian Grocery Item Needs ID

Help me identify this Asian grocery item. An old roommate of my current roommate left this item in the cupboard, and I have no way to get a hold of them to ask about it. The package is yellow with all Asian language text of some sort. There is a picture of some beans and nuts. Inside are individual packets that seem to contain crushed seeds and/or nuts. What is this product, and what is it used for? i was just going to open it up and sprinkle on my oatmeal in the morning?
posted by franklen on May 1, 2008 - 11 answers

What's the closest approximation of an almond?

What nut should I use in place of almonds? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Mar 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Nut source

My dad loves nuts and I'd like to get a gift box of quality nuts of some kind. I want to order something but I'm wary about getting dried-out / grocery store nuts placed in nice packaging. Are there any nut mail order places worth raving about? Who is the Chocosphere of the nut world?
posted by chips ahoy on Dec 7, 2007 - 14 answers

Are weevils poisonous, or just gross?

I just ate a few bites of trail mix before noticing that the bag was infested with weevils. WILL I DIE??
posted by exceptinsects on Oct 27, 2007 - 20 answers

What is it in these foods that I'm allergic to?

What am I allergic to? I have reactions from the following: bean sprouts, kiwi, bananas, pecans, and lots and lots of raw vegetables such as carrots and raw snap pea pods, though I can eat them cooked with no problem. [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 22, 2007 - 17 answers

What's the best way to shell ginkgo seeds?

What's the best way to shell ginkgo seeds? [more inside]
posted by NattyBumppo on Oct 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Thailand & mild peanut allergy = ??

I'm scheduled to work in Thailand for about 2 months in April, and I just found out Friday that I'm allergic to peanuts. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

wow! wolfman has nads!

What does it feel like to get kicked in the balls? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on Feb 19, 2007 - 79 answers

Is there objective proof of psychic phenomenon or what??

Is there any scientific evidence to support the existence of psychic phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jan 11, 2007 - 50 answers

Food allergy questions

Help me sort out my food allergies (to nuts, legumes, and fish). [more inside]
posted by PaulieK on Nov 9, 2006 - 7 answers

Any kid-friendly allergen-free foods?

Are there any companies that sell allergen-free foods geared towards children (e.g. snacks, cookies, kiddie meals, lunchables, and the like)? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Oct 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me with my nuts.

Shelled nuts taste like disinfectant? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 10, 2006 - 20 answers

Nuts and bolts of effective psychological therapy from a patient's point of view.

How much, and in what way, does psychological therapy reduce problematic patterns of behaviour and thought? How can I, as a patient, make the process work for me? Layperson's eye view sought. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jul 10, 2006 - 18 answers

ooh, (ginger)snap!

Do you have the perfect gingersnap recipe? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Apr 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Help Me Find My Nuts

Please help me find more of this yummy food. [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Feb 10, 2006 - 20 answers

Sorry California

I've got a craving for Turkish pistachios and need to find a way to get some here in South Korea. [more inside]
posted by vagabond on Jan 8, 2006 - 1 answer

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