[Magdalen] Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

Lynn Ronkainen houstonklr at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 20:51:20 UTC 2016

sweet potatoes are great mashed with butter and an appropriate portion of 
undiluted frozen orange juice...


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From: "James Oppenheimer-Crawford" <oppenheimerjw at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 2:38 PM
To: "Magdalen at herberthouse.org" <magdalen at herberthouse.org>
Subject: Re: [Magdalen] Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.

> I do not care for sweet potatoes unless they are swimming in a wonderful
> syrup of brown sugar -- and I'm being literal about the swimming bit.
> Others love sweet potatoes as is and hate the preparation I enjoy.  Off
> with their head, I say. Let's hear it for tolerance.  Yes, tolerate what I
> like or else.
> [Had no idea there's an E at (well, very near) the end of potatoes. Maybe
> I'll remember -- or maybe I'll remember it again -- uh, what was all that
> again? Sweet potatoes? Did I mention that I prefer mine with lots of ...?]
> James W. Oppenheimer-Crawford
> *“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved,
> except in memory. LLAP**”  -- *Leonard Nimoy
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Grace Cangialosi <gracecan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> And I LOVE roasted chestnuts!  Different strokes and all that...
>> > On Nov 29, 2016, at 1:22 PM, Cantor03--- via Magdalen <
>> magdalen at herberthouse.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On a trip to New York City in the mid-1950's I stopped at what was
>> > then ubiquitous along the streets of Midtown Manhattan:  Vendors 
>> > selling
>> > roasted chestnuts.  I don't recall seeing these vendors in recent 
>> > years.
>> >
>> > I couldn't stand the roasted chestnuts (presumably imported from 
>> > Europe
>> > since all American Chestnuts were dead of Chestnut Blight by then).
>> > The taste was like I would imagine ground oak acorns to be.
>> >
>> > My spouse bought some roasted chestnuts recently, and my memories
>> > were confirmed.  IMHO they are awful.
>> >
>> > Somebody must have thought chestnuts were tasty, hence the Christmas
>> > song,  I'm all for the restoration of the American Chestnut, but I
>> suspect
>> > the taste of those nuts is pretty much the same.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > David S.

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