The fruit of fruits!

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby moonrise » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:56 pm

Bigdane, Winco (there are 2 in Reno) sells awesome figs in the bulk section, two varieties. The store is bigbox cash only 24/7, the produce and most of their stuff is goooood also. I see the chocolate as an issue unless you have a (BIG!!) RV fridge. Try granola, mix it with dried figs, blue berries, cherries, raisins etc all from winco's dried/bulk foods (cut up apples) nom nom nom. You could hand it out in plastic beer cups, with a sealed single milk box (or dry with a bottle of water) and make a lot of hungry morning burners happy!


Edit to add: I meant watermelon and black cherries in my above post, delicious combo.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:48 am

I no longer live in Chico, which means that my mother no longer comes up to visit me, which means we don't go to the chocolate covered prune store outside the "twin cities" of Marysville and Yuba City.
Chocolate covered prunes are the bomb. If you make chocolate covered figs and no one wants them, you can come by Terminal City and feed me into an insulin coma.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Bounce530 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:54 am

If you're talking about the stand that was on the east side of HWY70 north of MV, it's no longer there. Tore down and replaced with warehouses.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:04 am

It is winter in my heart.

Long, cold, hopeless winter.

Please, bigdane, I need your chocolate covered figs even more.

And we were going to a wedding in Chico next month...
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:25 am

AntiM wrote:I'm such a spoilsport, I see MOOP rather than yummy goodness.

Of course, everything is MOOP if you don't take it back with you. :|
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:27 am

Just two months til SPRING!!!!

We all zoom by fruit stands on the way to the Burn. Why the fuck not stop and pick up some flats?

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Savannah » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:29 am

theCryptofishist wrote:It is winter in my heart.

Long, cold, hopeless winter.

Please, bigdane, I need your chocolate covered figs even more.

And we were going to a wedding in Chico next month...


:lol:

I had a chocolate covered fig for the first time about a month ago. While I'm sure the quality of the chocolate had something to do with it, I could not believe how good it was, or that I'd gone all my life without having one, and suddenly references to them are all over ePlaya. Suddenly I can't NOT see chocolate-covered figs.

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby bigdane » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:05 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:It is winter in my heart.

Long, cold, hopeless winter.

Please, bigdane, I need your chocolate covered figs even more.

And we were going to a wedding in Chico next month...


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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby gyre » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:04 pm

I always take bananas and mango out there.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Shoeshine » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:18 pm

@bigdane,

Here in so-cal the mission fig is great and plentiful that time of year but doesnt have a great shelf life. ... However the most interesting concoction I have had the pleasure of eating recently consisted of figs, point reyes blue cheese and apricot jam. Spread it on some pan toasted bread (use olive or walnut oil) wow.

For a better shelf life try medjool dates, also close to harvest at burn time. Bonus on playa, show up wherever bacon is being fried, wrap your dates in about a 1/3 slice and hand out. Instant epicurorgasm. Even better with aformentioned blue cheese.

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby gyre » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:32 pm

Don't be fooled by the humidity.

Food can dry out quickly without spoiling.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Oldguy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:17 pm

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:43 pm

Thank you, Oldguy.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby SquirrelHead » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:57 am

Shoeshine wrote:@bigdane,

Here in so-cal the mission fig is great and plentiful that time of year but doesnt have a great shelf life. ... However the most interesting concoction I have had the pleasure of eating recently consisted of figs, point reyes blue cheese and apricot jam. Spread it on some pan toasted bread (use olive or walnut oil) wow.

For a better shelf life try medjool dates, also close to harvest at burn time. Bonus on playa, show up wherever bacon is being fried, wrap your dates in about a 1/3 slice and hand out. Instant epicurorgasm. Even better with aformentioned blue cheese.

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Way to cover all the good tasting treats! Figs, blue cheese, apricot jam, AND BACON! I will have all of these with me. Plus mangos.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby larsonfarmer » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:47 pm

5280MeV wrote:BEHOLD THE DURIAN, KING OF FRUIT

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Seriously, I bought one of these monsters in college. You had to carry it in a mesh bag or it would tear up your hands. The smell is overpowering - it is actually banned in the subways of Singapore. Smells like gasoline or bad meat or something else entirely. It actually tastes pretty good and has the texture of a weird pudding.

One of my bad-idea daydreams is to set up a Durian Camp - serve durian drinks, durian dishes, make durian suntan lotion, live and bask in the smell until we acclimate and become it. We would have to warn everyone attempting to set up camp around us. The plane ride back would also be fun.


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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby dangerous » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:36 pm

bigdane wrote:
AntiM wrote:I'm such a spoilsport, I see MOOP rather than yummy goodness.


you think figs would end up as MOOP? Hmmm..... i usually eat the whole thing...course I only get dried figs...and I thought they might be kinda good dipped in choc and sprinkled with course kosher salt..ok..I am wierd......... am I thinking the wrong thing about gifting...would people just not wanna partake?
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can you make me one with dark, dark chocolate please .... i'll bring bacon :)

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby tamarakay » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:31 pm

Shoeshine wrote:@bigdane,

Here in so-cal the mission fig is great and plentiful that time of year but doesnt have a great shelf life. ... However the most interesting concoction I have had the pleasure of eating recently consisted of figs, point reyes blue cheese and apricot jam. Spread it on some pan toasted bread (use olive or walnut oil) wow.

For a better shelf life try medjool dates, also close to harvest at burn time. Bonus on playa, show up wherever bacon is being fried, wrap your dates in about a 1/3 slice and hand out. Instant epicurorgasm. Even better with aformentioned blue cheese.

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um, ok. yes please.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby inog » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:12 pm

larsonfarmer wrote:
5280MeV wrote:BEHOLD THE DURIAN, KING OF FRUIT

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Seriously, I bought one of these monsters in college. You had to carry it in a mesh bag or it would tear up your hands. The smell is overpowering - it is actually banned in the subways of Singapore. Smells like gasoline or bad meat or something else entirely. It actually tastes pretty good and has the texture of a weird pudding.

One of my bad-idea daydreams is to set up a Durian Camp - serve durian drinks, durian dishes, make durian suntan lotion, live and bask in the smell until we acclimate and become it. We would have to warn everyone attempting to set up camp around us. The plane ride back would also be fun.


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A Durian camp would be awesome! I love durian. I think a stack of durian to the playa is in order. A durian a day keeps almost everyone away!

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby 5280MeV » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:21 pm

inog wrote: I love durian. I think a stack of durian to the playa is in order. A durian a day keeps almost everyone away!


Is this...

... the solution???

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How serious are we here?

I'm already committed to a little camp, but I could see a little plywood bar, run it maybe three evenings, or just a single durian party and put the event in the book.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:58 pm

perfect p.r. root metaphor

it stinks like a rotting corpse, it's banned in the subway, hotels won't let you bring it in. those in the know... like the taste.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby tamarakay » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:08 pm

On our last trip through the grocery store, on impulse I snagged five bags of frozen fruit in the grocery store in Fernley. Popped them into the dry ice cooler, wrapped in newspaper. I split a bag with Ken every afternoon until they ran out. And we were very sad when they ran out. All the frozen, sweet, juicy goodness. We will be purchasing many more bags this year.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Herring » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:42 pm

For gifting, I like the idea of chocolate covered figs or just any dried fruit (apricots, craisins) you can keep in your own reusable container as you offer them up and pass them out. The moop concern is that if you give someone an orange, you give them the responsibility of properly disposing of the rind. Same with apple cores and coconut shells. Last year I went around feeding people chilled grapes but kept the stems on me.

For your own camp you can do whatever you want with the right cooling set up. That matter is in place as long as it stays in your camp and gets packed out. I like canned pears for camp meals.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:45 pm

If people hate something before they even encounter it, then you can be sure it will eventually become a theme camp!!!
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby HiBbY » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:02 pm

:::D heya guuuuuuuuuuuuuys XXD i havent been online much lately hahaha kinda hit a bit of a stumpy XXD but i hath returned XXD glad to see my post has gained some attraction XXD
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby moonrise » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:15 pm

HiBbY wrote::::D heya guuuuuuuuuuuuuys XXD i havent been online much lately hahaha kinda hit a bit of a stumpy XXD but i hath returned XXD glad to see my post has gained some attraction XXD


Welcome back Hib Beh!

What's a "stumpy"?

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby HiBbY » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:23 pm

)XX i want to so fucking bad, but works gunna get in the way this year. not surprising, first year outta the house and all
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:43 am

Sometimes you get ideas from these conversations...

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I realized that this was going to eat up my budget to go to Burning Man in 2013. Oh well, you can't have everything in life. When I thought about the things that would keep me from returning to the desert, I didn't really imagine that that list would include the ideas that I got from it.

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I never really had any idea what I was doing, but kept working on it. I only even ate a durian once in my life. The truck that I borrowed to drive it to the regional was a manual, and I didn't know how to drive that. Everything was learning from scratch.

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I managed to get it working, and ruined many people's cups. Some people loved it, others hated it. It was a lot of fun.
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby 5280MeV » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:45 am

Here it is at night with the lights and power working:

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And here is the attack on the bar that destroyed it after the mob drug it up the hill:

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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:55 am

HA hahahaha!
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Re: The fruit of fruits!

Postby Eric » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Oh. My. God.

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