Yeah....I know the size of the seeds in these cones probably won't be worth the effort, but I'm letting these open up so that I can try to harvest pine nuts. I'll have to put in a better pine for that, but just using what I had access to right now.
But, it wouldn't be the first time I put tons of work into something that was easier to buy, just because I wanted the experience.
Last year I got a bovine stomach when a friend sent a steer in, and prepared it into fresh tripe. It took quite a while, between the scraping and soaking and heating. Days actually.... But my dad, who is the tripe guy, said it was the best he'd had. But again, it was fresh...fresh...fresh.... LOTS of work, but at least I know how to do it now.