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Old 01-30-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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I can't believe people are getting on lovebrentwood's case about the "guide." Of course it's all his personal opinion. Anybody who can't figure that out needs to PM me so I can sell them some Amway. It's so good, it practically sells itself.

BTW, I do not eat snow, nor do I drink rainwater that hasn't been through a treatment plant. Nasty.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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Agree with Skaternum here. Apparently being inside all day today has made some of us a little cranky and testy.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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I used to eat snow as a child and my children LOVE to eat the snow outside (what child doesn't??) BUT...

I won't do it now. There is an "ick" factor to me as I've aged.

I read one of the recipes and it said to put a bowl out to catch freshly fallen snow for your recipe. The recipe didn't sound quite so bad until I thought I'd NEVER put a jug out to catch freshly fallen rain and drink that! I'm sure if we had no fresh water and it was for survival I would.

I guess like just like any other regional food item...some will love it and some will not. Personally it's not for me, but I can see the appeal of the recipe (if I think of it in terms of shaved ice) and appreciate the regional differences.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Wish you could see this smile on my face. I got tickled reading the bashing back-and-forth.

One woman here in my own neighborhood posted a request just yesterday that people stay out of her yard, and not mess-up her snow.

Ah, but to eat snow or not to eat snow. Now, that IS the question, no?
Whether tis nobler to eat snow, or not to eat snow. . .
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Bashing? Nah. I think of it more as a good-natured culture clash.

And that's hysterical about the woman and her yard. Today a flock of geese landed in our front yard. The little critters left little webbed footprints all over our beautiful snow! Dang 'em!

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Wish you could see this smile on my face. I got tickled reading the bashing back-and-forth.

One woman here in my own neighborhood posted a request just yesterday that people stay out of her yard, and not mess-up her snow.

Ah, but to eat snow or not to eat snow. Now, that IS the question, no?
Whether tis nobler to eat snow, or not to eat snow. . .
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Bashing? Nah. I think of it more as a good-natured culture clash.

And that's hysterical about the woman and her yard. Today a flock of geese landed in our front yard. The little critters left little webbed footprints all over our beautiful snow! Dang 'em!
Considering geese, you're lucky that's all they left on your lawn (LOL).
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I definitely agree on the idea of stocking your kitchen for a snow storm. It doesn't matter how much snow we get, my husband and I get to Harris Teeter as soon as we hear it's coming. Mostly because we don't have a car so we walk and take the buses to get around town. And until I read about the idea of keeping instant coffee on hand, I hadn't given it any thought. I don't know what I'd do without my Larry's Beans though! We see more snow here than Texas but not as much as when I lived in Illinois. (Thank God!) It didn't matter how much snow we got there, life went on as usual, and there I was scraping ice off the windshield and shoveling the driveway. Yuck! Thanks lovebrentwood for all your advice!
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:17 PM
 
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Just a note -- at the suggestion of our friendly moderator, I posted the Triangle Guides to my blog, so in the future, they'll be easier to find.
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