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Think on these things

Think on these things

Check and check again. Certainty takes a little effort but is worth any extra work. In this day and age, many breakdowns occur and though we are sorry if we cause it, we are also sorry if it fouls up our routine and way of doing things.

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

Cashews are a favorite of my father and my boyfriend and it was a recent suggestion from Tracy again. Thanks Tracy for the ideas. So I thought I would use that for this topic of this week’s column. The cashew is a fascinating deviation from most plants. The cashew nut we all know and love grows on a tropical evergreen cashew tree and is technically the seed of the plant. The tree produces a pseudo fruit often called a cashew apple. It is de-scribed as oval or pear shaped, but looks kinda like a bell pepper especially as it ripens to a yellow or red. The true fruit is on the end of the apple instead of inside and is encased in a double shell. It contains an allergenic resin that is chemically related to the oil allergen from poison ivy. This seed grows first and then the apple grows and develops from the end of it.

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