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cattails

Look like hotdogs on a stick. They grow at the edge of water and ponds. You can use the reeds (leaves) and weave them together to make a basket that can last 20 years. The white tender root in the springtime can be eaten raw or cooked and tastes like potato or carrot. Helps detoxify, chelate and remove heavy metals from the body. The green shoots when they are fresh in the springtime can be eaten raw in a salad, or cooked in a stir fry like spinach. When the hot dog thing is green early in the year, cut it off, steam or throw in boiling water, put butter and salt on it, tastes like sweet corn and is probably more nutritious than corn. As the year progresses and the hot dog turns brown and becomes furry, take it and grind into a flour with mortar and pestle. This can be done year round, including the winter months when the hot dogs stick up through the snow. You can do the same thing with the root, but you need a shovel to dig it out. It's a mangled ball of white starch which you can peel, dry and grind into a powder and make flatbread from it.
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Then he whispered, "Should you find it necessary to use airplane fuel, there will never again be a cat's tail in the air behind the car.
the cat's tail thin as a rat's, fringe on the girl's shawl,
Having a cat's tail wouldn't cause any problems except that my pajamas wouldn't fit.
A cat's tail had to be amputated after thugs tied a firework to it.
Instead of "Don't pull the cat's tail," she said I could try, "Let's pet the kitty.
But one hand caught my sleeve, and the other hand accidentally grabbed the cat's tail.
The children were reacting to a story I had just told them about Benjamin West's making paintbrushes out of the hair on his cat's tail.
It doesn't matter how many expertapproved and educational toys you buy them, kids will still prefer pulling the cat's tail, turning out your DVD collection and trying to connect themselves to the National Grid by sticking their fingers in the plug sockets.
A CAT'S TAIL Don't do that Kim it isn't nice We need that cat to catch the mice Don't answer back I'm not being mean Take that cat out of thewashing machine
Bumper was finally saved when the driver, who was on holiday in the area, saw the cat's tail poking beneath the van after arriving in East Lothian.
It's not an issue if children see it as normal behaviour to set light to a cat's tail.