So berry fresh and so clean, clean

Everyday you bathe and rinse, so should those berries! Don’t forget to give them a few minutes with the vinegar rinse and dry.

I did the science experiment and watched my rinsed batch keep for almost two weeks. Do you know how many dollars I’ve saved per organic berry capita! I will add all the other vinegar projects on their own page soon. See that big bottle I’ve made – I could keep kegs of this for everything in my house. Now if I could just learn to make Adobo.

Rinse: 2/3 parts vinegar to 1/3 parts water 
Don’t forget to rinse unless you like vinegary fruits which can be tasty.


Lastly, dry off the berries unless you ate them all while do this. I will put a napkin with them into the container and let them breathe. Each precious little berry is so worth the rinse.  

Part Deux: Lunch Prep – 2 Ways no Waste  

Glad and Rubbermaid failed to make the container tops stay near the containers. I have no idea where the tops have gone, maybe into the dishwasher. So here’s an idea that came to mind. Reuse the blueberry container you would have thrown away. Yes there are holes. So the day of simply sack into a plastic baggy.

The Seeds 2.015

It is sad to note that Ava Cado did not make it past the 5 inch mark, but the farm must go on! Since I killed a few white lilies, I took their beds and dropped in a few more avocado seeds and placed them in the front yard. We will see if location, location, location is all it takes to change the next seedlings fates. Big plus is that they stay at the front door. How can I forget them now?

Soda Trial After Two Years

I finally decided after an aerobic day at work to have a cold, refreshing, carbonated beverage. I could have any of the main sodas free everyday, but would I dare? After 2 years of reducing every acid refluxing element in my life, I wanted to test it, and maybe, just maybe, I could drink a soda without the hiccuping torture.  Slowly, I sipped a half of a can of Sprite poured into a Styrofoam cup, lapping it up like a cat at a milk bowl. Oh, the hell with it! I downed the rest feeling a cool tingle from my toes through my nose and it was exactly how I remembered it, except that I don’t really like the flavor of Sprite. But the bubbles and chill was so – for lack of a better marketing adjective -“refreshing.” The colorless, caffeine -less sugar water seemed like a baby step in the family of explosive,  exciting sodas. Maybe I’ll be fully cured one day and be able to survive “the bomb” – a  rootbeer float. That’s asking much of my lactose intolerance though. Oh that would be bliss! My next attempt will be worth it…half a glass of Dr. Pepper. Someone will have to come have one with me.

For the love of great greens

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However it happened that my old best bud from junior high started becoming a health freak, I’m glad for it. It had been years since we had time to compare notes on what were going to do when we grow up…so this weekend was great for that. To give you an idea of our brain-brawn relationship…She got the math medal in junior high, and I, the physical education medal.

So to hear she went jogging almost gave me a heart attack. During her visit, she doodled some cool recipes that I want to promote to celebrate mine and her love of avocados and…another, superb food  – spinach!