Food taste.


It dawned on me over a week ago. That I'm really enthused about gardening this year. . I was stewing on that fact. As to why. And I hate the yard work, the weeding, bugs, being in the sun. I haven't been this enthused since I was about 6 years old when they used to sell those seed kits in school. I don't remember those going well either. Last year was a mild success. A lot was learned. The main plot did very well. But I let the little plot get overrun with weeds.
And it finally dawned on me that what food I did get . Was really really tasty. And that is what I'm looking forward too. I've been eating grocery store roma tomatoes , and iceberg lettuce so long that I forgot what veggies were supposed to taste like. As a matter of fact it was the lettuce, eggplant, and tomatoes that got me good. People were asking for my stuff. I was on a Thai curry kick last year and eggplant worked out well.
Is food taste what it is all about.
Diesel.
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Wait til you taste a good tree-ripened peach or nectarine, or asparagus cut 10 minutes ago....
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Yea, well, I doubt I will be having those treats anytime soon.
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And then there is
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How to Eat Fewer Pesticides
Epicurious, Staff Published November 6, 2006 Next time you're at the supermarket debating whether to pay more for a pint of organic strawberries than you do for your lunch - or deciding if you should choose that wilted organic celery over the crisp green conventional stalks - you might want to refer to the Environmental Working Group's new wallet-size Shoppers' Guide. The not-for-profit group lists the "Dirty Dozen" (the 12 fruits and veggies that are the most contaminated with pesticides) and the "Cleanest 12" (those that generally have the lowest amounts of pesticides). There have been some ratings revisions since the last Guide came out in October 2003. For instance, carrots are off the "bad" list now but lettuce is on it. Cauliflower has fallen from grace but cabbage has made the cut and is now on the "good list." Here are the full lists.
The "Dirty Dozen" (starting with the worst)
* peaches * apples * sweet bell peppers * celery * nectarines * strawberries * cherries * pears * grapes (imported) * spinach * lettuce * potatoes
The "Cleanest 12" (starting with the best)
* onions * avocados * sweet corn (frozen) * pineapples * mangoes * asparagus * sweet peas (frozen) * kiwi fruit * bananas * cabbage * broccoli * papaya
To come up with its rankings, the Environmental Working Group looked at the results of close to 43,000 tests for pesticides on produce by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A computer analysis by the EWG found that consumers could reduce their pesticide exposure by nearly 90 percent by avoiding the most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated instead. People who eat the "Dirty Dozen" will be exposed to an average of 15 different pesticides per day, says Richard Wiles, executive director of the Environmental Working Group, while eating from the "Cleanest 12" means you'll be exposed to less than two pesticides per day. So if produce from the "Dirty Dozen" is on your menu, it makes sense from a health standpoint to choose organic.
Of course, health concerns aren't the only reasons people choose organic foods. It takes an enormous amount of fuel to make synthetic fertilizers, explains Wiles. "Conventional agriculture is very energy inefficient," he says.
On the other hand, costly and polluting fuel is required to transport both conventional and organic fruit and vegetables from farms to grocery stores - produce is often shipped to the U.S. from as far away as New Zealand. So does this mean you're better off eating a locally grown nonorganic apple than an organic one from the other side of the world? Perhaps the solution, Wiles says, is to encourage local farmers to start growing organic crops. For example, begin by asking farmers whether they used pesticides on their apples, Wiles advises. "The more that local production can be moved toward organic, the better," he says.
Meanwhile, even if you can't always afford or find organic produce, there are steps you can take to get rid of some of the pesticides on conventional produce. Since washing reduces pesticides by anywhere from one third to one half, thoroughly scrub and rinse everything, even produce that will be peeled. Then consider making yourself a pesticide-reduced dinner tonight. How does a menu of Guacamole, Tropical Fruit Salsa, and Cilantro-Lime Chicken Fajitas with Grilled Onions sound? To download a copy of the Shopper's Guide, visit http://www.foodnews.org .
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My pc has been down I couldn't get it to start for a week. But you're the shit, thanks. Diesel.
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I'm . . down with that . . . . I think. I thought I'd lost the internal hard drive on my first computer, from a prompt that told me it was mechanically kaput. But, after a couple of hours of massaging, I was able to get a clean drive that I could format.
I couldn't believe how fast it went down. Seems that I've always had some warning when a drive is about to fail, but this one just crashed.
Speaking of which, we have a heavy rain right now, after several days of rain, and the lights are starting to flicker. So have a good evening. I've got to run.

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