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Winco crushed pineapple review

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Winco brand canned crushed pineapple tastes excellent, currently. Perhaps the best on the market. It tastes like Hawaiian pineapple, but it's a product of the Philippines. The ingredients are pineapple, pineapple juice, and citric acid. The citric acid definitely improves the flavor. I love it. more

Blackcurrants benefit post-meal glucose metabolism

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments This science article tells about how blackcurrants have a positive effect on pist-meal glucose digestion. I find it fascinating that they say the portion size required is much less than previously thought (because I'm convinced more

Great-tasting whole wheat spaghetti with tomato sauce (no meat/dairy)

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, I made some baked spaghetti, today. Here's what I did: I blended up a quart of home-canned stewed tomatoes from 2019 (including all the juice, skin, and seeds), with the following things: the equivalent of one or two bay leaves, a liberal amount of basil, extra virgin olive oil, more

Where to get white mulberry seeds or trees for zone 4

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
At long last, here are some seeds rated for zones 4 through 9, and they're very inexpensive, too! I've never shopped with this vendor (so, I can't say what it's like).

Artificial bacon bits in macaroni and cheese

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Macaroni and cheese is really good with artificial bacon bits added! bacon_bit macaroni_and_cheese wheat_

Is grapefruit really a pomelo-orange hybrid?

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments 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 more

Investigate your cypress mulch

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments 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 more

Winco Macaroni and Cheese dinner review

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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 more

Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original review

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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 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 more

Tomato soup recipe, October 2020

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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 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 more

Dehydrating hot peppers in 2020—ouch!

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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 more

Radishrain's 2021 pepper growlist

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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, more

The wonderful uses of black pepper

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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 more

My offsite watermelon posts, 2020

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments 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

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments 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 more

Capsaicin and collagen!

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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 more

BB tomatoes

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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 more

Historical tomato posts

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are some of the oldest forum posts about tomatoes on the Internet: • • more

Anti-companion plants for muskmelons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Don't plant squash next to muskmelons, unless you want squash bugs eating your melons, too. I've had it happen twice, including this year with a squash that I previously though squash bugs didn't like much. (But, apparently, they'll eat it if they don't have anything else nearby.) Anyway, more

Saving seeds from BER watermelons

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by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, in 2017, I grew a Carolina Cross #183 watermelon plant (probably a cross of one, though, since it was from seeds I saved in 2016). Anyway, it started getting a nice-sized fruit, but it got BER. I saved the seeds, and wanted to find out if seeds from BER fruits were more or less likely to more

Multiple cherry tomato taste test

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I just had a relative taste test several cherry tomatoes: Isis Candy, Eva, Brown Berry, Esterina F1, and Austin's Black Cherry. She liked Eva, and Esterina F1 the most. From my own taste test of those (not today), I liked Eva and Austin's Black Cherry the most. It looks like we agree on Eva; more

First full batch of dehydrated tomatoes, 2020

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by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
So, I dehydrated these tomatoes last night (and today): And we got this result: I had them on 167 for about 5 hours, and 145 the rest of the time. Different temperatures would assuredly get different flavors. Most of them seem to taste like tomato soup with a zing and a little more
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