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Is grapefruit really a pomelo-orange hybrid?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201029115836.htm I have my doubts that a sweet orange is a direct parent of grapefruit. Pomelos are not as bitter as grapefruit (they taste like tropical fruit punch, basically). Neither are oranges. Why would they combine into something more bitt...read more

Investigate your cypress mulch

in Cypress Family
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201029115836.htm Apparently, at least some commercial cypress mulch has been shown that it is not 100% cypress, if there is any cypress in it at all.

Dehydrating limes

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by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
I'm dehydrating a few bags of small limes (cut into eight slices each; skins, seeds, and all), and some tomatoes, currently. I think they're key limes, but I could be wrong. I plan to see if I can powder them. I wanted to dehydrate the peels separately, but they're very difficult to separate fro...read more

Winco Macaroni and Cheese dinner review

in Wheat
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I previously reviewed Great Value macaroni and cheese from Walmart. This review is from Winco brand Macaroni and cheese from Waremart. I shall compare and contrast the two, abbreviating them as W (Winco) and G (Great Value). W has much smaller noodles before they are cooked. After cooking fo...read more

Average human body temperature declining?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://phys.org/news/2020-10-decline-average-body-temperature-healthy.html The above article talks about how the average human body temperature, among healthy adults, in at least certain areas of the world, is declining. They have some hypotheses about why this is the case. I have my own. He...read more

Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original review

in Wheat
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Best if used by date: 4 Feb 2022 Barcode: 078742358857 We got some of this within the last few weeks, from Walmart in the store (I didn't actually go myself and get it). Anyway, it took about 7 minutes to cook, which is nice. It's one and a third cups of macaroni in the box, with a tradit...read more

Powdering leaves vs. fruits and seeds

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, I was thinking today, it's pretty easy to dehydrate and powder leaves. Some leaves have a lot of protein (amaranth leaves, for instance). Seeds can be pretty difficult to harvest, and fruits take longer to dehydrate. So, why not powder lots of leaves? I'm considering powdering our edible ...read more

Harvesting common amaranth seeds

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I figured common amaranth would have seeds just like the cultivated grain amaranths, since the plants look so much the same—but no. We harvested some the other day, and the seeds were like tiny black specks. I wasn't expecting them to be so small, neither did I expect them to be black (there's n...read more

What kind of fruit has the most seeds?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
What kind of fruit has the most seeds? I don't currently know the answer, nor do I have seed counts, but in general, these fruits have a lot of seeds: • Tomatillos (usually; sometimes they don't) • Muskmelons (I've never met a muskmelon with few seeds. They are reliably seedy, in my exper...read more

COVID-19 similarities with Lupus

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-immune-cell-severe-covid-resembles.html lupus_

Tomato soup recipe, October 2020

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Ingredients: * 1 quart stewed tomatoes * Black pepper (a liberal amount) * Onion powder * Garlic powder (or else granulated garlic) * Milk (a liberal amount) * Himalayan pink sea salt * Parmesian cheese (a liberal amount is fine) * A bay leaf (optional) Directions: Blend up the quart...read more

Tasty carob drink recipe

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's an excellent carob drink recipe (without exact measurements): * Carob * Almond milk (not sweetened or flavored) * Brown sugar Heat it on the stovetop. Anyway, it tastes kind of like hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows in it. It's not bitter at all. But yes, it doesn't taste...read more

Amount of support from friends

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201007085609.htm This article tells about how it seems better for you (with regard to support) if your support group members know and support each other (rather than just you). friends_

N-acetylglucosamine might treat multiple sclerosis

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201007145416.htm breast_milk milk_ multiple_sclerosis sugar_

Dehydrating hot peppers in 2020—ouch!

in Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 3 comments
So, before I last went to sleep, I commenced dehydrating all our hot peppers, except the ones on the plants that I somehow missed during harvest. There always seem to be a few stragglers. I'm no stranger to cutting up hot peppers (including superhots) with unprotected hands (although I don't ...read more

Radishrain's 2021 pepper growlist

in Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Okay, in 2021, I'm focusing on sweet peppers, including several orange sweet peppers. No hot peppers, this year. They're all Capsicum annuum sweet peppers. This is mostly the beginning of a breeding project. I'm hoping to breed prolific, early, purple/orange, medium-sized, cone-shaped, thick-...read more

The wonderful uses of black pepper

in Black Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
You probably know that black pepper is a common seasoning to add a little extra flavor, but did you know it has some pretty remarkable traits? 1. If you don't like the taste/smell of cloves, add black pepper! I got some turkey franks (turkey hotdogs) the other day, and they tasted strongly of...read more

My offsite watermelon posts, 2020

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1540 I posted some significant stuff about this year in the thread above. You have to register to see the pictures. Maybe I'll put them here some time.

What happens when you drink plenty of celery juice

in Celery
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://attunehealth.com/i-drank-celery-juice-everyday-for-30-days-heres-what-happened/ I thought this article was worth remembering. It talks about the potential benefits of celery juice (it talks a lot about it). Then it goes on to talk about the writer's experiment in drinking celery juice...read more

Capsaicin and collagen!

in Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, apparently, capsaicin inhibits collagen fiber formation, but it improves the fibers at the same time. This could be very interesting information for those with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (some people who have some symptoms but lack others might benefit from capsaicin, and some people should prob...read more

Food pH charts

in Taxa
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://greenopedia.com/alkaline-acid-food-chart/ The above link lists foods that are supposed to have an alkalizing or acidifying effect on the body.

Leech that can survive extreme, extreme cold!

in Clitellata
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0086807 This article talks about the extreme cold-tolerance of Ozobranchus jantseanus, a leech of freshwater turtles. This leech can survive being frozen in liquid nitrogen (-320.8° F, or -196°C) for 24 hours. It can withsta...read more

BB tomatoes

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
I'd like to add the following to the list at this link . • Bill Bean • Black Beauty • Butterscotch Bush (not a true variety; just a codename for a Jim Dandy cross growout of mine from 2016) I'm no longer a Tomatoville member (I got ousted by accident—by changing my email address on my ac...read more

Historical tomato posts

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are some of the oldest forum posts about tomatoes on the Internet: • https://web.archive.org/web/19961019103820/http://gardenweb.com/forums/load.cgi/cornucop/msg0315345129248.html?2 • https://web.archive.org/web/19961019104610/http://gardenweb.com/forums/load.cgi/cornucop/msg04212636193...read more

Websites related to neurological, mental, and autoimmune conditions

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity sites: • https://celiac.org • http://es-forum.com Autism sites: • https://templegrandin.com • https://wrongplanet.net Lupus sites: • https://www.lupus.org • https://www.lupusresearch.org ( click here for community links ) • https://www.lupusuk.o...read more
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