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LOVE this. I remember eating Loz akhdar in Lebanon as a child. We split the shells open with limestone rocks. (Always searching for proof that I am "really Lebanese")
Great article.Reminded me of my childhood as a "country opportunist". Always checking the green fruits and vegetables for the slightest hint of being ready to eat...well before any adult would think so.I carried a small salt shaker with me and a small knife since sometimes the fruit was far to hard and green to bit into. Amazing that the same adaptations in Lebanon also were naturally created by a small boy in Montana, USA.I certainly knew my competition were the birds and I was always trying to let the fruit ripen to just the day before the birds would discover them. I knew the nectar of every flower and when to avoid the apple orchard...because of bears.I haven't thought of these things for years.
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