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2021-09-14 5:50:10 PM  
9 votes:
"I love the smell of tomato leaves. I think they're summery and seductive-so much so that I often douse myself in a tomato leaf-scented perfume"

What in the actual fark?  I'm sure she is exhausting to be around.
 
2021-09-14 4:23:35 PM  
7 votes:
Nightshade family, toxic... you know, do what you want, for freedom.
 
2021-09-14 10:06:33 PM  
6 votes:

Cortez the Killer: Speaking of poisonous plants for consumption, I've been contemplating trying poke salad. It won't be this year, as the plants I've seen on the trails where I walk the dog have withered. I'm a little scared to try them, as I'm just the kind of guy that cooks really well, but can fark things up (yes, I like to have plenty of wine when I cook.

If any advice is to be had, I'll take it.


Don't do it.

The only reason they started eating this up in the hollers was they had literally nothing else.  There's nothing good about pokeweed.

Any food where you have to pick it just at the right time, parboil it and change the water twice so you don't get poisoned, and then add a crapton of bacon grease and salt so that it has any flavor, is not worth it.

Whenever I see pokeweed, I dig it out by the roots.
 
2021-09-14 6:19:15 PM  
4 votes:

cretinbob: thehobbes: Guy just told my colleague he takes LA200 when he's sick.

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It's veterinary medicine that's injected into cows. He said it was too thick and would hurt. So he takes it orally.

Anytime he gets sick he takes it and gets better. But he won't take ivermectin because "that's wormer."

He had COVID in December.

The ivermectin manufacturers have him as their spokesperson.

Medications meant for injection don't necessarily work if taken orally. Usually the acid in the stomach changes it or a few other things.
That guy is dumb as hell.


it's rural Oklahoma
By comparison he's a genius who understands ivermectin
 
2021-09-14 7:43:27 PM  
3 votes:
Claire: Stick to your 'Patchouli Alfredo'
 
2021-09-14 11:28:44 PM  
3 votes:

anuran: olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"

A few people in Oregon die from eating what they think is wild parsnip.....


They get quite a few cases of "I ate this fancy-looking wild mushroom and my liver exploded" up there too, don't they?
 
2021-09-15 9:56:52 AM  
3 votes:

EasilyDistracted: MrSplifferton: "I love the smell of tomato leaves. I think they're summery and seductive-so much so that I often douse myself in a tomato leaf-scented perfume"

What in the actual fark?  I'm sure she is exhausting to be around.

I love the smell also...but mostly because I associate it with the delicious fruit that's soon to follow.


Eh, after being pressed to work in our sizeable garden as a kid (several acres), I still associate tomato plant smell with those farking giant hornworms.
 
2021-09-15 4:02:05 PM  
3 votes:

gas giant: The worst part of harvesting tomatoes is getting the sickly stench of the greenery on you. Along with the toxins, it's something that probably evolved for millions of years just keep mammals away from the only edible part of the plant.
But f*ckit, here comes Claire!


It's evolved to keep animals from eating the plant's solar energy gathering system. It wants animals to eat the fruit. That's the whole point of fruit.
 
2021-09-14 4:26:26 PM  
2 votes:
There are a lot of things with a lot more flavor out there.  Things that don't fark with your heart rhythm, in particular.
 
2021-09-14 6:02:30 PM  
2 votes:
The Claire tab was looking a little empty.
 
2021-09-14 9:58:57 PM  
2 votes:

Cortez the Killer: Speaking of poisonous plants for consumption, I've been contemplating trying poke salad. It won't be this year, as the plants I've seen on the trails where I walk the dog have withered. I'm a little scared to try them, as I'm just the kind of guy that cooks really well, but can fark things up (yes, I like to have plenty of wine when I cook.

If any advice is to be had, I'll take it.


All I've been told is you have to catch it very early in the Spring and get the newest shoots.  The cook it like a mofo. It pops up around my property all the time, but that one is a hard pass for me, as well as the hardcore hillbillies and country folk in my family.

I guess it worked as a wormer back in the day.

';Good luck!
 
2021-09-14 10:50:40 PM  
2 votes:

olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"


"I drank what?" - Socrates
 
2021-09-14 11:47:27 PM  
2 votes:
The worst part of harvesting tomatoes is getting the sickly stench of the greenery on you. Along with the toxins, it's something that probably evolved for millions of years just keep mammals away from the only edible part of the plant.
But f*ckit, here comes Claire!
 
2021-09-15 12:32:25 AM  
2 votes:

olrasputin: anuran: olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"

A few people in Oregon die from eating what they think is wild parsnip.....

They get quite a few cases of "I ate this fancy-looking wild mushroom and my liver exploded" up there too, don't they?


If I remember correctly, it usually happens because of newly-arrived immigrants who mistake death cap mushrooms for an edible variety that they used to harvest in the old country.
 
2021-09-15 6:21:08 AM  
2 votes:

olrasputin: anuran: olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"

A few people in Oregon die from eating what they think is wild parsnip.....

They get quite a few cases of "I ate this fancy-looking wild mushroom and my liver exploded" up there too, don't they?


The PNW is one of the best places in the world to go mushroom hunting, so yes. People eat without properly keying the  mushrooms
 
2021-09-15 9:11:25 AM  
2 votes:

MrSplifferton: "I love the smell of tomato leaves. I think they're summery and seductive-so much so that I often douse myself in a tomato leaf-scented perfume"

What in the actual fark?  I'm sure she is exhausting to be around.


This is the only part of the article I came close to agreeing with.  That didn't get to be too much until the "perfume college" line right after that.
 
2021-09-15 9:26:18 AM  
2 votes:

MrSplifferton: "I love the smell of tomato leaves. I think they're summery and seductive-so much so that I often douse myself in a tomato leaf-scented perfume"

What in the actual fark?  I'm sure she is exhausting to be around.


I love the smell also...but mostly because I associate it with the delicious fruit that's soon to follow.
 
2021-09-15 10:24:23 AM  
2 votes:

olrasputin: anuran: olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"

A few people in Oregon die from eating what they think is wild parsnip.....

They get quite a few cases of "I ate this fancy-looking wild mushroom and my liver exploded" up there too, don't they?


One of the most deadliest mushrooms--the Death Cap--also tastes delicious according to the people who have eaten it and survived. Way too many people harvest and eat wild mushrooms without knowing what the hell they're eating.
 
2021-09-15 9:08:19 PM  
2 votes:

gas giant: Don't Troll Me Bro!: It's evolved to keep animals from eating the plant's solar energy gathering system. It wants animals to eat the fruit. That's the whole point of fruit.

I know, I just wanted to drunkenly vent about my hatred of tomato leaf stench.


Actually love the smell. It's like summer.

Being said I'm aware it's a part of the nightshade family. And I ain't touching the rest of the plant. Just like I grow peppers, I'll eat the peppers. But I'm not touching the stems or leaves.

That's just sheer idiocy.
 
2021-09-14 4:36:11 PM  
1 vote:
"There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"
 
2021-09-14 7:44:01 PM  
1 vote:
One day I went fishing by a lock and dam, and as I was leaving noticed several people picking leaves from some vines along the access road. I stopped to ask one of the women what they were going to do with them, and she told me to wrap food in for cooking. Turned out it was wild muscadine.
 
2021-09-14 8:40:09 PM  
1 vote:
If you really want to enjoy your tomato leaves, dry them out, roll them up and smoke them... that's the way to do it! A little bit of poison sumac is a nice touch too. You know, for that extra little poison...
 
2021-09-14 10:29:34 PM  
1 vote:

AlgaeRancher: Nightshade family, toxic... you know, do what you want, for freedom.


Yeah, that's pretty much what I heard when I was a kid:  fruit of the tomato, tubers, bred for thousands of years, far less toxic than the rest of the plants. Leaves of the tomato, potato, rubbarb, etc., still very much toxic to this day. Not to mention the lovely deadly nightshade and other plants that cause heart arythmia and such.

Like, say, digitalis in wrong doses.
 
2021-09-14 10:34:39 PM  
1 vote:

olrasputin: "There are several reports over the centuries of people eating spotted water hemlock and reporting that it has a sweet and pleasant flavor not unlike a wild carrot. While even tiny amounts of spotted water hemlock can be deadly, consumption does not always result in death"


A few people in Oregon die from eating what they think is wild parsnip.....
 
2021-09-14 11:56:29 PM  
1 vote:

gas giant: The worst part of harvesting tomatoes is getting the sickly stench of the greenery on you. Along with the toxins, it's something that probably evolved for millions of years just keep mammals away from the only edible part of the plant.
But f*ckit, here comes Claire!


She's a bit... dim isn't she?
 
2021-09-15 12:22:13 AM  
1 vote:

Cortez the Killer: Speaking of poisonous plants for consumption, I've been contemplating trying poke salad. It won't be this year, as the plants I've seen on the trails where I walk the dog have withered. I'm a little scared to try them, as I'm just the kind of guy that cooks really well, but can fark things up (yes, I like to have plenty of wine when I cook.

If any advice is to be had, I'll take it.



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They quit canning it, not out of caution, but low demand.
I like poke salat.
Me and Tony Joe White.

Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie
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2021-09-15 8:55:24 AM  
1 vote:
Eh. If you eat green tomatoes you can eat tomato leaves, they both contain tomatine which is far less toxic than solanine. I've taken to tossing a tomato leaf or two into a pot of spaghetti sauce as it simmers, then taking it out at the end along with the bay leaf. It brings back some of the fresh flavor that's otherwise lost in hours of cooking and I've never experienced or had reports of any problems digestion-wise.

I'll draw the line at actually consuming the leaves in any quantity, though. There are many better options for pesto.
 
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