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Old 08-12-2008, 04:19 PM   #31
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Actually, properly prepared acorns used to be made into flour for cooking by Native Americans. The process involved a lot of soaking in running water then drying.

I don't think Mesquite has a fruit you eat and it is great for smoking.
Then there is cedar.... While you want to use is sparingly, it is used in cooking. Spanish cedar has a very nice aroma.
I have a couple of mesquite trees in my yard in Vegas and they produce no fruit or nuts. They just stand there and do nothing but look good. The wood is famous for smoking steaks and chops.

As for the acorns, well, now you're stretching it. LOL.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:22 PM   #32
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I have a couple of mesquite trees in my yard in Vegas and they produce no fruit or nuts. They just stand there and do nothing but look good. The wood is famous for smoking steaks and chops.

As for the acorns, well, now you're stretching it. LOL.
Nope, check it out..
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As for the acorns, well, now you're stretching it. LOL.
I do not think it is a stretch at all.

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Oh I'm not doubting your word, I just don't think that making acorn flour is in the mainstream so most people don't consider oak a "food" producing tree. Interesting concept though.
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My actual useage was "....a food, like nuts or fruit"

I was trying to separate the nut bearing trees from the pine cone bearing ones because I don't think pine wood make good smoking wood..... but then I can't see myself eating cedar flavored food either
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My actual useage was "....a food, like nuts or fruit"

I was trying to separate the nut bearing trees from the pine cone bearing ones because I don't think pine wood make good smoking wood..... but then I can't see myself eating cedar flavored food either
Ohhhh you're missing one of life's pleasures. Google "cedar planked salmon" and you'll change your mind. This is one of the best ways to eat salmon. The salmon is cooked on the grill directly on the cedar plank and it gives off a delicate wood flavor and it is delicious. You ain't heard the last of this yet.
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I was trying to separate the nut bearing trees from the pine cone bearing ones
Where do you think pine nuts come from
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Where do you think pine nuts come from
The jar?
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My actual useage was "....a food, like nuts or fruit"

I was trying to separate the nut bearing trees from the pine cone bearing ones because I don't think pine wood make good smoking wood..... but then I can't see myself eating cedar flavored food either
Pine wood is definitely not recommended for cooking since it's a soft wood and would burn easily. It also gives off a toxic resin so stay away from pine.
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Where do you think pine nuts come from
Pine nuts come from Costco.
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