Last Wednesday we celebrated CC’s birthday and Jay did the cooking with just a bit of help from me.
The menu included a Jamie Oliver recipe for tuna balls in tomato sauce. Jay bought a lovely piece of fresh tuna which was cooked with cinnamon, parsley, lemon and pine nuts before being mixed with breadcrumbs and shaped into balls.
We all enjoyed this tasty treat and had the left overs the next day.
On Thursday evenng Bear opened a packet of biscuits while we were watching TV and I thought they tasted very bitter. He thought they were fine.
By Friday the bitter taste was noticeable all the time and made worse by eating or drinking anything. Adding honey or anything sweet made it even worse. I began to worry.
So I looked up ‘bitter taste in the mouth’ on the internet and to my surprise up popped a Sainsbury’s forum where lots of other people were suffering exactly the same symptoms after eating pinenuts – especially pinenuts from China.
I looked at the remaining packet in the cupboard and, sure enough, they did come from China.
The bitter taste is diminishing but hasn’t disappeared completely yet.
Fortunately, the rest of the family weren’t affected but I think we’ll all be a bit suspicious of ‘pignons’ in future.
Have any of you experienced this problem?