Healthy Happy & Hip Living in the Mid Atlantic forum: Nutrition~You are what you eat #4 June 2011

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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 9, 2011 5:35 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Nutrition is something we can all take control of and make our lives healthier. What do you eat and do to be healthy? Let us know, feel free to give advice and ask questions.

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Imageflowersrjen
Jun 9, 2011 7:23 AM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
From the previous thread....I try to buy US produce and organic(when I can find it) and keep most fruits in the fridge, not having a problem at all with things going bad too soon

Found a pick your own farm near me that is Organic, I'll def be making a trip there when this heat breaks
ImageJaeRae
Jun 9, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
I really like the pick-your-own berry farms too, but our season is very far from that yet this year. We have some terrific martkets during season too. In the woods behind me there are still a few pear and apple trees from years ago when this whole property was a farm. The original owner had an orchard area that had not been cared for for years but late summer still brings smallish apples (good for baking) and some very sweet pairs.
Woman on the eastbound train
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Imagesallyg
Jun 9, 2011 8:16 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Can't say things are spoilingfor me but haven't been buying much (bad on me)
You guys have talked me into taking thornless blackberry sprouts from my friend.
First box of grapes from Aldi were great, second box has really tough skins.
Time to start visiting my produce stand, not sure what they have this early.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 8:23 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I refrigerate some of the fruit, but not all. Pears I let set out for a few days until they start to soften some and then I'll refrigerate them. Avacados, berries, grapes, mangos and citrus I always refrigerate. Peaches and plums won't ripen in the fridge. I'll let them sit out until they start to soften, then I'll refrigerate them.

I try not to keep any apples near the rest of the fruit. If they start to spot, I will refrigerate the bananas. The organic produce has been turning as quickly as the non organic.

Most of the farm markets have not opened here for the season yet. Of course, the pick it yourself farms aren't open at all yet.

I don't care to eat my fruit cold. Other than berries, grapes, avacados, pineapple and melons, I will take enough fruit out of the fridge for the day and let it go down to room temperature before eating. But often when I go to get it this year, it has turned bad in the fridge.
Imagesallyg
Jun 9, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Avacados seem small and more expensive these days- someone else mentioned, I second that. Maybe the season passed a few months ago when I was seeing them for near a buck each. Course I shouldn't complain, 1.50 for a very heatlhy avocado. But they can ripen too fast on me for sure. I now try to eat them within a day or two.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Jen, What market are you buying your friuit from?
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 8:30 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The price on the Avacados has gone up everywhere. I usually buy the bag of 4 of the Haas ones from Trader Jo's. They charge $2.79 for it, up from $2.49 last year. They will usually last at least 10 days if you make sure to pick the firm ones when buying them.
ImageJaeRae
Jun 9, 2011 8:40 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
If avocados get soft, they're great mashed on a sandwich or mixed with sour cream or cream cheese for a dressing or dip. I can frequently be found with strange green coloration because I never throw out a fleshy peel or any of the too soft areas, it is sooooo good for skin and scalp. Then, before shower time, I can be known to forget what I did until I happen past a mirror. Hilarious!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 8:43 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I'll eat them slightly brown too. In California, they offer avacado as a sandwich spread instead of mayo or mustard. Never tried applying it topically.
ImageJaeRae
Jun 9, 2011 8:44 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
That's a good price this time of year. The lowest I've seem them lately is $1.25 each at the big food warehouse type store here; and even that price is very low compared to higher end stores.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 8:50 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The big green ones have been going for $1.25 to $1.50 here this and last year too. Trader jo's always undersells everyone on the Haas Avacados.
Imagesallyg
Jun 9, 2011 12:54 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Yum O I love avocado in a turkey sandwich in place of the mayo.
So if they get those brown streaks in the flesh you eat that, or eat around it?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 3:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
As long as the whole section is not completely brown and mushy I still eat it.
Imageflowersrjen
Jun 9, 2011 5:49 PM CST
Name: jennifer
central nj
Farmer's market right down the road, BJ's or Acme
Imagestormyla
Jun 9, 2011 7:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I don't care for BJ's, preferring Costco. If I had children though it might be the opposite.I did buy some fruit at Acme last week. Those were the peaches and bananas that turned so fast. The watermelon and pineapple that I got there were great.

I just came in from Acme and bought some peaches they called "southern states" and some cherries.

Hilarious! Jen, I was thinking about you as I passed an aisle displaying bottled orange cheesey type of goo. I never bought any of that cheesey sauce or dip type of stuff that people put on tex mex food.
Imagesallyg
Jun 10, 2011 7:46 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Got a watermelon last week, cut into it and had a big mushy spot - yuck
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jun 10, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yeah, I bought one last month that was like that. It also had no sweetness at all. At least it was cheap. Acme was selling the melons last night for $7.99. I passed on that bargain.

One fruit I have been enjoying immensely and which has lasted for weeks is a container of sliced mango from trader jo's. It was pretty firm when they sliced it. It got pushed to the back of my fridge and it must have been there for 2 weeks before I opened it. I've been enjoying it every night for a week now and the slices are still nice and firm and very tasty. Thumbs up

Aldi also sells the Haas avacados in a bag. Their's come three to a bag and sometimes cost $1.99.
Imagestormyla
Jun 10, 2011 12:19 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Drats!! these peaches that I bought at Safeway a few days ago are soft and starting to shrivel on the outside, but when you bite into them, they are hard as rocks on the inside!!! Confused Confused Confused Thumbs down Thumbs down
Imagesallyg
Jun 10, 2011 1:22 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
weird and disappointing. I think they just pick too darn early.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon

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