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  • ChuckT23 commented on amalkhan's instructable How to Distill Water2 years ago
    How to Distill Water

    You can always tell a classic article when the comments are currently being posted for over a year.If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area--home of the movies star, television personalities, and 16 million of your fellow American citizens and guests; Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola Bottling; Budweiser, Miller and assorted others including purified water products (and do they ever need it!)--then before you drink the tap water I suggest that you boil the water in a pot as a test only! You will find that in a very short period of time the once clean pot will have a very thick white mass residue en-coating it that cannot be scrubbed clean! If you are like me you do not want to drink that! Do not believe all the hyper-talk about clean tap water until you test the product with this simple method. ctt

    If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area--home of the movies star, television personalities, and 16 million of your fellow American citizens and guests; Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola Bottling; Budweiser, Miller and assorted others including purified water products (and do they ever need it!)--then before you drink the tap water I suggest that you boil the water in a pot as a test only! You will find that in a very short period of time the once clean pot will have a very thick white mass residue en-coating it that cannot be scrubbed clean! If you are like me you do not want to drink that! Do not believe all the hyper-talk about clean tap water until you test the product with this simple method. ctt

    You can always tell a classic article when the comments are currently being posted for over a year.If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area--home of the movie stars, television personalities, and 16 million of your fellow American citizens and guests; Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola Bottling; Budweiser, Miller and assorted others including purified water products (and do they ever need it!)--then before you drink the tap water I suggest that you boil the water in a pot as a test only! You will find that in a very short period of time the once clean pot will have a very thick white mass residue en-coating it that cannot be scrubbed clean! If you are like me you do not want to drink that! Do not believe all the hyper-talk about clean tap wateruntil you test the product with this simple method. ctt

    You can always tell a classic article when the comments are currently being posted for over a year.If you live in the Greater Los Angeles Area--home of the movie stars, television personalities, and 16 million of your fellow American citizens and guests; Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola Bottling; Budweiser, Miller and assorted others including purified water products (and do they ever need it!)--then before you drink the tap water I suggest that you boil the water in a pot as a test only! You will find that in a very short period of time the once clean pot will have a very thick white massresidue en-coating it that cannot be scrubbed clean! If you are like me you do not want to drink that! Do not believe all the hyper-talk about clean tap wateruntil you test the product with this simple method. ctt

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  • How to eat prickly pear, a.k.a. cactus fruit, a.k.a. tunas

    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds andall: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefullyplace the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit andslice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skinand roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skinagain being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying andpainful. The fruit can then be handledsafely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, theyare like little stones. If you chew oneor two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use my tongu...

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    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds andall: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefullyplace the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit andslice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skinand roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skinagain being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying andpainful. The fruit can then be handledsafely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, theyare like little stones. If you chew oneor two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use my tongue more than my teeth. they are very mild, but very delicious andvery addictive. A favorite of oldSicily brought to the Mediterranean by Christopher Columbus in 1492 where theyare now ubiquitous; hence, also called 'Figs of (west) India' or Figu d'Ini orFigu Pale (Thorny Figs or literally Figs with Spears). ctt Sunday, 4 September 2016

    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They useno tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefully place the thumb,index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or 'thorns'. Cut the endsof the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. With the(blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit outof the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive ofthe dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then behandled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do nottry to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one ortwo it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I usemy tongue more th...

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    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They useno tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefully place the thumb,index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or 'thorns'. Cut the endsof the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. With the(blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit outof the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive ofthe dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then behandled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do nottry to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one ortwo it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I usemy tongue more than my teeth. They are very mild, but very delicious and veryaddictive.A favorite of old Sicily brought to the Mediterranean by ChristopherColumbus in 1492 where they are now ubiquitous; hence, also called 'Figs of(west) India' or Figu d'Ini or Figu Pale ('Thorny Figs' or literally 'Figs withSpears'). By the way, the markets today usually have neutralized the thorns—butbe careful anyway especially if you grow your own! ctt Sunday, 4 September 2016

    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefully place the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or 'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then be handled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one or two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use my tong...

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    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefully place the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or 'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then be handled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one or two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use my tongue more than my teeth. They are very mild, but very delicious and very addictive. A favorite of old Sicily brought to the Mediterranean by Christopher Columbus in 1492 where they are now ubiquitous; hence, also called 'Figs of (west) India' or Figu d'Ini or Figu Pale ('Thorny Figs' or literally 'Figs with Spears'). By the way, the markets today usually have neutralized the thorns—but be careful anyway especially if you grow your own! ctt Sunday, 4 September 2016

    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefullyplace the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then be handled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one or two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use ...

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    American South-Eastern Sicilians eat the fruit seeds and all: It is a Delicacy! They use no tricks either. Tongs to pick the fruit, then carefullyplace the thumb, index and middle finger tips between the dots of pale or'thorns'. Cut the ends of the fruit and slice the skin down the middle between the dots. with the (blunt) edge of the knife hold down on side of the skin and roll the fruit out of the skin in opposite direction discarding the skin again being attentive of the dots of thorns which are very annoying and painful. The fruit can then be handled safely and sliced and eaten room temperature or refrigerated. Do not try to chew the seeds, however, they are like little stones. If you chew one or two it does not matter but try to simply swallow them eating the fruit. I use my tongue more than my teeth. They are very mild, but very delicious and very addictive. A favorite of old Sicily brought to the Mediterranean by Christopher Columbus in 1492 where theyare now ubiquitous; hence, also called 'Figs of (west) India' or Figu d'Ini or Figu Pale (Thorny Figs or literally Figs with Spears). ctt Sunday, 4 September 2016

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