Sunday, December 05, 2010

How to spend 90 minutes in St. George, Utah

Conoco station 

The cashier showed me how to crack the swarthy little nuts in my teeth. 
If you've never eaten pine nuts straight from the shell, they're softer and fleshier than what you buy pesto-ready from the supermarket, and have a tiny green sprout in the middle. There's a resinous flavor on the shell that I didn't absolutely love.
There was nothing about Nielsen's frozen custard that I didn't absolutely love.

Brother Brigham's stove

I also toured Brigham Young's summer home, which I highly recommend if you're ever in St. George. 

Now, with great joy, I am going home.


  1. I hope you don't get pine mouth!! Did you know that was even a thing you could get? My husband got it the week of Thanksgiving - we had swiss chard sauteed with pine nuts and garlic Sunday night, and then for about a week after everything he ate tasted bitter! It wasn't until he googled "bitter taste in mouth" that we learned of the existence of pine mouth. People tend to blame Chinese pine nuts, but I think they are also generally xenophobes.

  2. Bless you for your shout-out to Nielsen's. There's nothing quite like it.