LETTER: Such a waste to throw away so many pine cones

If we could only eat pine cones.

After having just come through some of the most damaging storms in recent history due to wind and rain I was wondering if anybody has a recipe for pine cones.

After spending a few hours cleaning my yard of the debris from the neighbours’ fir trees it occurred to me that I have lots of very tasty recipes for apples, peaches, plums and pears, but I have no recipes for a tasty dish of pine cones. If anybody has a yummy recipe for pine cones I would be very grateful if you would be so kind as to share it with me. I think it’s just such a waste to have to pay to throw away a possibly tasty meal.

On the other hand if no one can help me out with a recipe I would have to say that a side benefit of these trees (weeds) is that we have the greenest neighbourhood in the city in the Glen Lake area. It’s just amazing how many homes, fences, garages, out buildings and vehicles are covered in moss or fungus.

I have to admit the moss looks good but it’s what’s going on underneath that hides the real truth to the effect these trees have on peoples’ properties. Oh well, off to make a rhubarb pie.

Stewart Barber

Langford

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