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September 30, 2009

Ginkgo seeds (nuts) in New York

A story by Sara Crosby in "Gourmet" about the gathering of Ginkgo seeds (nuts) in Washington Square Park, New York, in order to use them as food.
"Then, using my Cajun husband’s motto that all things taste good fried, I egg-washed them, rolled them in flour, salt, and pepper, and threw them in hot oil. My husband and I watched them immediately turn a brilliant, beautiful jade-green color under their light layers of fry. I beamed. I felt like I’d just harvested my first backyard zucchini crop or caught my first fish from a nearby river. Even before we popped the little fried pips into our mouths and tasted the perfectly charming balance of nature’s nuttiness and searing hot oil, we knew we’d done it—we’d amped up our already ridiculous game of seasonal and local eating. And so, naturally, we stood there chomping away in our tiny urban kitchen and started working the fried ginkgo nuts into our Friday night dinner party menu."

September 29, 2009

How to make a PMC Ginkgo brooch

Video on YouTube by jfirebaugh: How to make a PMC Ginkgo brooch.
PMC = Precious Metal Clay.

September 10, 2009

Ginkgo coat of arms in Saintry sur Seine

Ginkgo heraldry in Saintry sur Seine, 34 km from Paris, Ile de France (France): the river Seine and 3 Ginkgo leaves.
Read more here.

September 09, 2009

Ginkgo mosaic: symbol of hope

Beautiful mosaic by Mosaikstall on Flickr depicting the Ginkgo as a symbol of hope, originating from the story of Ginkgo and Hiroshima.
Read more on my website.