Posted by Zel Allen's nutgourmet on February 13, 2012
Nuts are such a part of our everyday existence they even turn up in a host of quotations by authors, playwrights, poets, philosophers, and clergy.
Here are just a few that might bring you a chuckle, raise your hackles, or offer a moment of thoughtful reflection:
If .. ‘Ifs and buts’ were candy and nuts…oh, what a party we would have.” –H. Bergh
“Worldly riches are like nuts; many a tooth is broke in cracking them, but never is the stomach filled with eating them.” –Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
“I’m Charley’s aunt from Brazil–Where the nuts come from.”
‘Charley’s Aunt’ (1892) A play by Bradon Thomas.
“It takes 50000 nuts to put a car together, but only one to scatter them all over the road.”
— Darryl Somers
“I said to the almond tree, ”Friend, speak to me of God,” and the almond tree blossomed.”
Almond blossom, sent to teach us
That the spring days soon will reach us.
– -Sir Edwin Arnold, Almond Blossoms
“A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be”
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Posted by Zel Allen's nutgourmet on May 19, 2010
When a friend sent me this cartoon, it brought me a hearty giggle at first glance. How often have we all heard the expression “You are what you eat” and not given serious thought to it?
Being the Nut Gourmet, I felt compelled to share the giggles. This cartoon is just too cute to simply sit on my desktop unseen and unappreciated by those who would find it as deliciously compelling as I have.
I contacted the cartoonist, Dan Reynolds, and received permission to reprint it here on the NutGourmet Blog. This clever cartoonist has created several other cartoons with a nut theme that may be available by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dan says anyone can receive his daily email cartoon for a whole year for $10. Not a bad deal for a year of daily laughs.
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