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Re: Eating habits

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2021-02-13, 18:49

Both apples and pears make my ears itching 🤔😅
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Re: Eating habits

Postby linguoboy » 2021-02-14, 15:24

Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Both apples and pears make my ears itching 🤔😅

"...make my ears itch" or "...make my ears itchy".
That's a bummer.

My flatmate has some funny preferences around fruits. Apparently he's legit allergic to apricots and peaches. But when I tried to offer him some pączki last week, but he refused not only the apricot but also the raspberry and plum. Fortunately, he loves apples and we mostly agree on varieties (though he's more bullish on the ubiquitous Honeycrisps than I am and rather less fond of Galas).
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Re: Eating habits

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2021-02-14, 15:29

linguoboy wrote:
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Both apples and pears make my ears itching 🤔😅

"...make my ears itch" or "...make my ears itchy".
That's a bummer.
/quote]

I see it as the perfect excuse to not eat them. I don't really like fruit in general. I eat 1/2 banana in my breakfast and during the summer I like to eat strawberries and blackberries and melon but that's it.

I can handle apple when it's been heated so apple pie goes fine 😎
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Re: Eating habits

Postby linguoboy » 2021-02-14, 15:50

Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:I can handle apple when it's been heated so apple pie goes fine 😎

Makes me wonder what's in there that cooks out.

I have a similar problem with tomatoes. There's something in raw tomatoes that makes me gag. It's not so strong with commercial hothouse tomatoes (though who wants to eat those?) but just the smell of a homegrown tomato can provoke a gag reflex in me. Whatever it is totally cooks out though because I've never had the same reaction to tomato sauce, even when it's homemade from homegrown tomatoes.
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Re: Eating habits

Postby vijayjohn » 2021-02-14, 18:24

Varislintu wrote:I think apples are a bit like potatoes, though, in that there are many kinds and many qualities. An apple can be horrible junk, as can a potato. They can also both be absolutely delicious.

They also seem to be hard and/or crunchy, though, which I don't care for.
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Clementines? Because they taste good?


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