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What to do with Grapefruit?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I know it's been some time since I've been on Sparkpeople with a blog. I have been here, but bad at tracking and blogging. I guess I mainly check in on others and sparkmail my best friend here on SP.

I'm going with another approach, since right now I'm trying to motivate myself with exercise, and so far its slow going. What I do know is food. I am a foodie. I go all the way to the other side of town once a week just to purchase produce at the Far East Asian Market. The prices are excellent. Family run and great produce.

I'm rambling, what about grapefruit? I am a handyman (woman) by trade. Recently we did a job for a gentleman who had a grapefruit tree. No, he did not pay us with grapefruits, but he did have excess and told me I could take what I wanted. I took three. I do not particuly like grapefruit, but it was right off the tree. I love fresh anything.

I lovingly placed my fresh grapefruit in my fruit bowl I keep on the kitchen counter and looked at them every so often. As they started to look a bit, not so fresh, I placed them in the refrigerator, and actually tried a half. However, it was so bitter, I had to add sugar. Not good for the hips.

Not willing to waste food these days, (when I was a chef, we wasted way too much) I wanted to do something with these bitter creatures. So, I juiced them. Later that day, I needed to make vinergrette for salad. Rather than vinagar, I saw the squeezed grapefruit and had an "Ah-Ha!" moment. I made vinegrette using the grapefruit. It turned out delicious. I keep the little bit remaining juice to keep my apples fresh.

Yes, I like to peel and cut up apples. I put them in a baggie to take along with me as snacks, but instead of covering them in lemon or lime juice to keep them from browning, I've been using the grapefruit juice. Strange but the bitterness of the grapefruit and the sweetness of the apple actually taste great together. I'm guessing this would also work with any citric acid, like orange juice or pineapple. I will try that next time.
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  • SKATER787
    I'm reading up on Hulda Clark's liver cleanse. One key ingredient is Grapefruit! LOL I'll be looking for grapefruit when such time comes.
    1795 days ago
    Grapefruit is one of my fave fruits or maybe my fave, but alas I cannot eat them they interact with my meds. But, good for you finding those ways to use it! I like the pink ones the best, don't need sugar at all, they are sweeter! I am getting to be a fruitaholic these days! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Glad to see you blog again!! emoticon
    1823 days ago
    We just planted a grapefruit tree. I will remember you tip!
    1828 days ago
    those are great ideas. I have a grapefruit tree and make fruit salads all the time, banana, grapefruit, strawberries. and I juice a lot. you can come over and have all you want!
    1830 days ago
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