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Old 09-20-2006, 07:13 PM   #11
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Am I correct in thinking that absinthe has an anise flavor?
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Hi Constance

If pressed to compare absinthe to something recognizable, licorice would be the closest thing I can think of. Having said that, real absinthe has extremely complex flavours enhanced by the wormwood.

Wanna try some
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:55 PM   #13
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If pressed to compare absinthe to something recognizable, licorice would be the closest thing I can think of. Having said that, real absinthe has extremely complex flavours enhanced by the wormwood.

Wanna try some
Did someone say wormwood?

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Old 09-21-2006, 06:26 PM   #14
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I like you Ronjohn..
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Why thank you! The feeling's mutual!

Truthfully, that wormwood stuff isn't that hard to find if you know where to look...
(And YES, I am talking about LEGAL means!)

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:17 PM   #16
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Hi Constance

If pressed to compare absinthe to something recognizable, licorice would be the closest thing I can think of. Having said that, real absinthe has extremely complex flavours enhanced by the wormwood.

Wanna try some
Vera-You have enough for me to try too???? My daughter stopped home for a visit yesterday-could sure have used a shot of something then!!!!
How's your daughter doing???Wishing you both only the best!
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:31 PM   #17
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Of course I wanna try! Let the good times roll! We Illinois girls love to party!

Back when I had the greenhouse business, I grew a lot of perennials, and wormwood was one of them. Artemesia absyintia is an attractive plant, and first cousins with the more familiar varieties...Silver Mound, Powis Castle and Silver Queen. The fragrant herb, Sweet Annie, is another artemesia. You may have seen wreaths of it at herb fairs.
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:03 AM   #18
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Good morning, Ron, Vicki and Constance

I've been to a couple of parties in the city that featured home made absinthe. The stuff was barely palatable and highly suspect. That just goes to show you that anyone with a desire and an inclination and a mixing bowl can have absinthe. Store bought is much tastier, although, admittedly, an acquired taste.

My daughter is fine, thank you for asking. She's enjoying living in the city she loves. She loves the freedom and enjoys the responsibility. She's been home for one evening, and a couple of afternoons she popped in, then popped back out. If you gave your daughter a shot of absinthe, she would have fessed up to anything you ever suspected her of!

Constance, I've never been to Illinois, but if you are game for a green fairy visit, then Illinois is alright with me

I do not want to go to work today! See you all later.
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