Uh, to get back to the, uh, the warning that I’ve received you may take it with how many however many grains of salt you wish, that the pine nuts that is circulating around us is not specifically too good

When Jen first made those sinfully delicious cookies, I made the comment that, while they were very good, they left a weird, bitter, metalic taste that lingered for some time.  Oddly, no one else found that to be the case.  As the day wore on, the same experience occured with everything I drank or ate and specifically sweets.

The phenomenon continued for several days and finally led to a self diagnosis of imminent death. 

However, after googling said symptoms, apparently, this is not an uncommon occurrance and is linked to the consumption of pine nuts, characteristically, those advertised as “baby” pine nuts and from China. 

Pine nuts are a staple in our home and this has never occurred in the past.  But Jen had recently bought some from a bin that were significantly smaller than those we usually buy and — through my insider sources — the origin was confirmed as Chinese, and about half of those had been consumed (by… only me).

 This effect is caused by oxidation of the pine nuts:   I.e., they are rancid, though that was not obvious to the eye.

Fortunately, the very unpleasant anomoly only lasted a few days and the final cookie consumed was nothing but delicious.

-D

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