e coli warning

chickencoupeMay 23, 2014

Remember my obsession about growing sesame seeds for hummus? (Still don't have any.) As Lisa suggested, it would be easier to buy bulk. But is it safe? I dunno.

"e coli warning: hummus, sprouts, dips, walnuts (all recalled)"

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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

I saw this on the news either yesterday or the day before and just shook my head. It baffles me how often we see contaminated food stories like this.

I mentally file all stories like this in a category called "why I grow my own". That file gets larger and larger all the time.

When you say you still don't have any sesame seeds, do you mean that you don't have any seed to sow or that you've sown it but it hasn't had a chance to produce yet? Chandra grew sesame every year when he lived in Norman.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:55AM
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chickencoupe

I don't have any seed, yet. I gave up on trying to identify the right type. The internet just doesn't have much on the gene split. One is for oil (bitter) and the other is for cooking.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:46PM
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Okiedawn OK Zone 7

Both Evergreen Seeds and Kitazawa Seeds have sesame seeds of different types. I bet if you look at their websites, maybe it will tell you which variety is used for which thing. I am pretty sure that Chandra grew black sesame, if that helps any.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 10:43PM
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chickencoupe

Thanks! I'll hafta get ground ready for next year. Would enjoy growing these!

btw, the molokhia loves it in our sun. Fast-growing.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 9:22AM
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