Good Quote: Thoreau on Popcorn

With more snow in the forecast for much of the east coast, this quote from Henry David Thoreau feels quite timely!

I have been popping corn tonight, which is only a more rapid blossoming of the seed under a greater than July heat. The popped corn is a perfect winter flower, hinting of anemones and houstonias....By my warm hearth sprang these cerealious blossoms; here was the bank where they grew.

How do you like your popcorn?

Popcorn is one of our absolute favorite snack foods just about any time of the year, though curling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a good book while it's snowy outside is a particular treat.

We usually just toss ours with a pat of melted butter and a few grinds of sea salt. If we're feeling in need of a little extra pizazz, we toss in a few pinches of dried herbs, cumin and chili powder, or even some freshly ground black pepper. We also discovered nutritional yeast back in our college days - it gives popcorn a slight cheesy taste without resorting to the fake powder stuff.

What about you?

Related: Food Science: How Popcorn Pops

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