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Day 25: prickly

These pad cacti grew in my yard in Tennessee when I were a lass. I tried picking some. Once.

See, you think if you avoid the big spines, you’ll be okay. But they also have bzillions of little microscopic, hair-like spines that get into your fingers like raw fiberglass and make touch painful for days. Bastards.

Google tells me they’re called nopales and they’re a mainstay of Mexican cuisine. Here’s a recipe for pickled nopales. Anyone ever et them?

October 25, 2018 — 8:39 pm
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