Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pineapple Plants

Well, I got this idea from +Aarica Langdon on +Blythe Raw Live show a while back. I tried it last month & the poor thing didn't make it. So, I am trying 2 more. These 2 have really good roots already, so hopefully, they will grab hold of the soil well.
Make sure you get a ripe pineapple by pulling on a leaf about an inch up from the top of the pineapple. If it pulls out easily, the fruit is ripe.

To plant the top, all you do is grab hold of the pineapple firmly and twist the top off. Then, pluck the leaves off until about an inch of the base is bare of leaves. You can see all the rootlets near the bottom. Clean out that fleshy section that is protruding from the bottom with your fingers if there is a lot.
Plant it in good potting soil, water thoroughly & hopefully, it will take hold and grow. It takes about 18 months for the plant to mature and bear a new pineapple.

Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries recipe

This is a very easy-to-do treat that I found on Google+ by +Sata Ataie. Here is my step-by-step with pictures while making it.

1 package of fresh, organic strawberries
2 cups organic whole milk yogurt
Rinse the strawberries. Then, cut off the leafy cap.
Rinse again. Then, dry thoroughly.
Roll or dip each berry in the yogurt until covered.
Place dipped berries in glass pan and put in freezer overnight.
(And, don't throw out any leftover yogurt. It's still yummy to eat, it just has a hint of strawberry taste now!)

More Food Shopping

As if it wasn't enough to spend several hundred dollars on food yesterday at the co-op ... I spent a bit more today because we forgot a couple of things yesterday & there were also discounts & sales I couldn't pass up!

I had to mail a few things at the local PO annex in the store down the street. Well, they had a shopping cart full of discounted bananas! And, yes, I bought more. .39c/lb.! Couldn't pass that up. I just put up 3 more bags in the freezer. I would have liked to have bought the whole cartful! Also bought more blackberries (2 for price of 1) & 2 pineapples ($2 ea.!) Kumquats that just came in & the guy had to find the price. I've never had kumquats & have been wanting to try them. Plus, a few veggies for Christmas dinner dressing that we forgot yesterday.

Going to cut up the pineapple & freeze the chunks now. I may try to plant the top of one again. My last try failed. I'm determined to get one to grow!
Then, after lunch, I will be making a snack recipe to share that I saw on Google+ the other day.

Tuna Recall - undeclared soy allergen

As a precautionary measure due to mislabeling, Market Basket is initiating a voluntary recall of its Market Basket Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water 5 oz. product — specifically, only those products ...