Sunday, May 13, 2007

From the South pt2.

Another day, another snack. Somewhere outside of Khao Lak.

I like to support these kinds of vendors. I hope that these are his cashews from his land. Selling them on the side of the road gets a much higher price than selling all of them off in bulk. They were fresh and tasty as well.

I foolishly forgot to ever take a photo of the growing cashew with its bellshaped false fruit with the cashew "nut" underneath. I would later decide to harvest one of these myself. Unfortunately for me, the casings contain a caustic phenolic resin, urushiol, which is a skin irritant. This same stuff is found in poison ivy as well. My hands are still peeling.

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