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Does anyone know??
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:45:55 PM »
My Grandma (Nannie) used to make some sort of colored crystals grow in a pie pan.  I know she used charcoal briquettes as the base & poured some sort of concoction on top.  I think ammonia was one ingredient cause I remember the smell but could be wrong..it's been a few years, she died in 1971.  Stuff would grow in different colors on the charcoal, sort of like cauliflower.  Has anyone else done this? Is there a name for such a thing??  I know the memory isn't a result of growing up in the 60's!!  Jody
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Re: Does anyone know??
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 10:55:07 PM »
My Grandma (Nannie) used to make some sort of colored crystals grow in a pie pan.  I know she used charcoal briquettes as the base & poured some sort of concoction on top.  I think ammonia was one ingredient cause I remember the smell but could be wrong..it's been a few years, she died in 1971.  Stuff would grow in different colors on the charcoal, sort of like cauliflower.  Has anyone else done this? Is there a name for such a thing??  I know the memory isn't a result of growing up in the 60's!!  Jody

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 11:03:00 PM »
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Re: Does anyone know??
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 11:46:15 PM »
Oh JP, you are sure full of yourself today!! And yes, she was my favorite...come to think of it, she may have needed something to put up w/us kids all summer!
JM, YES!  I think the recipe is there, sounds so familiar although all I remember is the charcoal & ammonia.  Gonna try it soon! Thanks!!  Jody
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