Don’t go to too much truffle over it
Tuesday December 08th 2009, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

Got merry olde England and cheery New Mexico mailed today. Colorado, Qatar (how on earth long does it take a box to get to Qatar?), Utah, Maryland–nope.

Bought a thirty-six ounce can of truffle almonds at Costco the other day, and then realized, wait–that’s not…*chocolate*… truffles…

I’d tasted truffle oil once. It instantly brought me back to being ten years old at Moose Mountain Provincial Park, where we were camping for a lot longer than we had intended to; our pop-up trailer had a broken part that required delivery from the manufacturer.  And so we hiked, we had a volleyball land in the campfire and sizzzzzzzzle slowwwwly flat.  Oops.  Um, let’s go hiking some more!

Deep woods, musty (okay, rotting) leaves… It was all right there in that olive and truffle oil sample that the purveyor was standing there beaming at me over, waiting for my rapturous response.

Jumping in a pile of autumn leaves, okay, throwing them at my siblings when they’re not looking, just watch me, I might still.

But eating them?

So you know what we had to do.  Open that can and sample the things.

They have butter. That leaves Richard and me. We tried them.  Make that me. Rather garlic-ish, hold the essence of bark of maple or worse, it ain’t there.  Huh.

Richard thinks he’ll leaf it all to me.

Break out the Cuisinart.  Bring on the Yuletide guests.  Truffle pate’, anyone? C’mon, you know you want some!

(Don’t even SAY “nuts to the squirrels” yet, okay?)towhee, finch, squirrel, and junco

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Truffle pate? really. Sounds marvelous.

Comment by Helen 12.08.09 @ 11:39 pm

I tend to shy away from food and beverages labeled as being “earthy”. Just saying….it’s for the birds!

Comment by Ruth 12.09.09 @ 12:50 am

I know that flavor, and I agree with your Richard. True, earth-y is good, and we certainly are of the earthy. Trouble is we don’t like the taste of it. Pate with that thingy over the e (deludes me which keys do that at the moment) sounds wonderful if you’d maybe cover the must with chocolate. You could mix half a good dark chocolate truffle recipe with your pate then roll your earthy/choc trufs in nuts, coconut or cocoa powder. I’ll be lookin’ for my box any day now…lol. 😉

Pass the choc, please 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 12.09.09 @ 4:41 am

I think I will pass on the truffles. Thanks for the heads up as I shop Costco all the time and never tasted anything there I didn’t like.

Comment by Joansie 12.09.09 @ 5:38 am

This is the one time I’m in favor of the squirrels. (I can’t believe I said that!)

This could become one of those family Christmas stories that is told every year with great merriment.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.09.09 @ 6:22 am

Interesting how a mistake can turn into an adventure…

Enjoy the cooking! I’m sure your heafty tablespoons of love will make everything all that better!

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 12.09.09 @ 7:12 am

I don’t eat dirt… and I have eaten truffles before. I think you were QUITE kind in your description.

Comment by Channon 12.09.09 @ 7:50 am

That’s something I have yet to try!
I’ll probably like truffles. I seem to have expensive taste. Not sure where it came from, I grew up eating garden produce and meat traded for my father’s tractor repairing. :-} Of course, it was almost all organic, although we didn’t call it that. Just what we had, and pesticides cost more than the old stle methods LOL.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.09.09 @ 8:22 am

I’d be curious to try one but would then move on to the pistachios.

Comment by LynnM 12.09.09 @ 8:43 am

You think the squirrels would like the truffles?

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Comment by Don Meyer 12.09.09 @ 10:18 am

Hehehe that’s what I was thinkin… but maybe not *just* yet 😉

Comment by Alicia 12.14.09 @ 3:05 pm

I adore them – they hit me at a spinal level. Funny how tastes are so individual.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.18.09 @ 10:06 pm

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