It's not GMO if the label doesn't have 5 numbers with 8 at the beginning. More likely, they it's the result of selection. Not to say that I approve of it, I buy seeded too. I bought one not long ago and I guess it's not the season yet, it wasn't good at all.
Tip: if it's yellow on the area where it was picked (stem end), then it was picked ripe.
Sprout salad with avocado, the rest of my marinated portabellas (sob, sob), cukes, a bit of tomatoe, and tahini and apple cidar vinegar....was not sure i wanted or could eat all of those sprouts but i did...with chopsticks! Oh and thanks Carolg....i dont know why i thought the bread would be done in 8 hours!
Last edited by papaya : 06-09-2009 at 10:51 PM.
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"Watermelon breeders discovered that crossing a diploid plant (bearing the standard two sets of chromosomes) with a tetraploid plant (having four sets of chromosomes) results in a fruit that produces a triploid seed. (Yes, it has three sets of chromosomes). This seed grows fruit that rarely develops seeds, although you may find some empty white seed coats. The melon's flesh is firmer because the usual softening of the fruit around the seeds does not occur."
I'll take the seedless watermelons for 99 cents. I love watermelon. Seeds or no seeds. Acatually I find the seeds a huge pain in the ass and never ate it as a child cuz of that. Then I started eating the seedless when it came out. Now I eat ANY watermelon. Last summer, it ws weird, I just couldn't get enough. I ate it fore breakfast and for dinner. Just gorge myself.
And to keep on subject...
For Dinner I had..
Monster sized salad with greens, weeds, sprouts, corn, salsa, saurkraut, EVOO.
Soy cheese- (not raw, heavily processed).
Gently cooked broccoli, carrots, cauliflower w/organic butter and lemon.
---I went to someone's house for dinner and this is what they proudly served to me (I brought my own saurkraut!). Although I don't do soy cheese these days or pasteurized butter, I thought it was very nice of them and I enjoyed it.
Pirawna, yes that's totally true. I actually learned that in a genetics class. The bananas we get are triploid, so all these tiny seeds are infertile. Apparently real bananas have big seeds!
I just like my fruits to have seeds, but if these were really sweet watermelons, I'd eat them too.
OK what have I had lately... Today:
A big glass of green juice (kale, baby greens, 1/2 lemon, inch ginger root, 1 apple)
The tuna pate, which is a regular for me.
Mess O collard greens
Half an avocado
My spinach berry smoothie
Was trying to tell dh about the bananas and he totally does not believe me.
So far today I have only had the beet, apple, carrot, ginger juice that I learnt about from Carmella and taste tested my tomato wraps and the spinach basil wrap.
6 nectarines and zucchini noodles with the rest of the spring roll sauce and onions.
Some of my celery tonic for HBP and osteoporosis.
Later I will have the last of the almond mylk.
Between now and then I hope to juice some cucumbers with mint and try that out on him. Might need to add some honey for his palate. The cukes were 4 for $1 and they are huge! A foot long each! None of that $5 foot long crap as seen on TV!
Also got the last of the cherry sale so that will be dessert.
When I went to the market today I met a sweet older Mexican lady and her husband. It was like a time warp. They were not trying to hit on me/rip me off - they truly were small town old time friendly and she was shocked at how much parsley I got so we got to talking because I was telling her it is probably the cheapest way to break up kidney stones (and it is relieving that pain for me.) When I explained about the spicy tomato wraps she wasn't getting it and then I said "Like a burrito to roll things up in" and she just lit up with excitement about this. I was grabbing the last of the 49 cent spinach bunches for my next batch of spinach wraps. She asked how I am learning all this stuff and of course Internet. I was thrilled that a traditional woman who has spent her life making traditional foods for her family would get excited about this style of eating and uncooking and the medicinal values in produce. If only I had learnt about this before my mother-in-law passed. I think that she would have gotten so excited about creating things with me that I would still have her here.
Prices are going up and I cannot say they are inching up. I really noticed it at the store tonight. They intended to make their jar of honey on sale for $7.99 all year but suddenly it is $8.99.
On the other hand, my husband truly is not getting it, he is just indulging me. I cleaned up the kitchen so he could cook his fantastic eggs and when I got back from he store he was waiting to eat with me - I had to remind him that I told him I am not eating that stuff anymore. He purchased the pop lock chop it thing for me today - no more tedious dicing of garlic and peppers! He LOVES to shop and was all into explaining to me how the one he bought is better than the one on TV.
OH. The watermelons were not big like in the photo but still decent size for 99 cents. I had always learnt that for all melons to knock on them with your knuckles and the most hollow sounding ones are the most ripe. None of them were yellow near the navel - they are yellow by the part that was touching the ground. I will still try to wait until I smell that it is ripe - the probiscus is a good indicator.
Well, I haven't had dinner yet since it's 10AM, but this 1/2 cantaloupe I am eating is sooo divine. And I piled grapes in the hole where the seeds were, and it looked sooo pretty. And its sooo hitting the spot.
I just KNOW that this is going to be my dinner aldo with that other half cantaloupe and grapes waiting at home.