Where were you people during the sixties, and have none of you ever gone to
a health food store?  Look at a vegan brownie, and odds'll getcha that it
has carob rather than cocoa.

I know we're not supposed to be OF the world, but every once in a while you
can go out into it!  :-)

Jon

P.S.  I dispise carob!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ZION] Microsoft interview questions


I knew it was familiar for some reason, although I can't say I'd ever heard
of it
being used in place of or with cocoa (but it does explain one thing I
remember:
cans labelled "Karob" in German supermarkets next to the coffee and tea).
And I'm
sorry, I've already forgotten who it was who posted the excellent lttle
article on
carobs yesterday, because I wanted to add a comment to that.

Its other names are  "locust bean" and "St. John's Bread" in the belief that
when
it said in the NT that John the Baptist ate honey and locust, modern
translators
couldn't see him actually eating insects. Besides the yuck factor, they
thought it
wasn't kosher. However, locusts are indeed kosher, it turns out, (Leviticus
11:20-21) and the Greek word in the NT refers quite clearly to an insect.

So he really did eat bugs.

"Elmer L. Fairbank" wrote:

> At 19:45 12/18/2002 -0700, M Marc wrote:
> >There is a carob bean, actually, and I know it's grown in tropical
> >climates, but
> >that's about all I know about it. I'm not sure what they do with it,
except
> >perhaps use its oil (like canola, linseed or safflower).
>
> Haven't you ever had carob brownies?  It's often used around here as a
> cocoa substitute.  Dang, lad, you need to make a pilgrimage to Ithaca.
>
> Till
>
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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