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Re: Grocery store aroids.

  • Subject: Re: Grocery store aroids.
  • From: magrysbo@shu.edu
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 22:35:42 -0500 (CDT)

Dear Big Sweet Potato,
Now that I've reinstated myself as a dues-paying member of IAS I can say
I'm at Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, in OId Bridge Township. No more Noo
Hersee, but a bunch of scary rednecks. Sandy soil, oaks and pines, bay
breezes. Making a botanical wonderland so if you come OK, just not in the
middle of the night, with shovels.

Susan Cooper <coops@execpc.com>@mobot.org on 09/06/2001 11:14:53 PM

Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org

Sent by:  aroid-l@mobot.org

To:   Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>

Subject:  Re: Grocery store aroids.

I didn't realize you moved- where are you now?
Remember how I thanked you for the Sauromatum ?  Well I still have some
that haven't been planted this year.... You a BAD MAN!
Maybe since they are pulling the konjac jelly candies off the market we can
sell Typhonium Taffy!

At 08:42 PM 9/6/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Sue, look for yautia also. Mine is now a huge green Colocasia-like plant,
>but more stocky and with an appealing satiny iridescent sheen to the
>leaves. Pictures soon I hope.
>OK, so any recipes for Sauromatum? Last year I only kept the large tubers
>and chucked the scores of offsets as far as I could into neighborhood
>property! Glad I moved outta there; but Elizabeth, New Jersey (pronounced
>Ellie sabe, noo hersee) always had that particularly appealing aroma come
>the hot days of summer.
>"Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>@mobot.org on 09/06/2001 06:32:48 PM
>Please respond to aroid-l@mobot.org
>Sent by:  aroid-l@mobot.org
>To:   Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Subject:  Re: Grocery store aroids.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Cooper, Susan L. <SLCooper@scj.com>
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 4:56 PM
>Subject: Grocery store aroids.
>Dear Susan,
>The next time ask for 'malanga', three kinds USUALLY available, malanga
>blanca, malanga lilac, and MAYBE malanga islenea, they will be Xan.
>sagittifolium, X. violacium and Colocasia esculenta  in that order.
>If the seet potato has purple skin, you are in for a treat, just peel and
>boil in salted water, mash w/ a little butter, OR cut into halves and
>spread a little butter, it has quite a different color, flavor and texture
>to the more common 'American' sweet potato w/ it`s orange skin.
>See you soon,
>>>Okay, here is a chance for everyone to get back at me for all my teasing
>I convinced a coworker to escort me on a hike through a rough neighborhood
>to a Spanish grocery (that's as close as I can get to an Indian grocery)
>find the secret Aroid patch.  I found an interesting looking tuber, with
>sign to say what it was.  Me being the shrinking violet that I am, was
>afraid to ask anyone.  So I selected the largest tuber, and headed to the
>When the clerk weighed it, "she said, hmm, lets see... Sweet Potato.
>big one!"
>Sometimes I think there is no hope for me!
>PS.  My coworker just about had an accident laughing.  He is still
>hours later.<<

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