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12 Tricks For Buying The Ripest Produce

12 Tricks For Buying The Ripest Produce

Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 11:11:35 in Taste

“i grew up working on a farm, and then worked for a produce farm where we grew most things (corn and tomatoes were our specialty), farm market and a grocery store in produce here's what I learned over the years - like a watermelon a cantaloupe will also sound hollow when thumped with the palm of your hand (like a perfectly inflated basketball), you can also smell it at the stem end. for corn, yes a green husk, that is not at all dry (corn is best gotten in the morning or within an hour of picking) - but rather than ripping back the husk, simply run your hand over the ear and you can tell if it is filled out. if you must peel back the husk - peel just a little, poke a fingernail into just one kernel - if it squirts "milk" it is very fresh (also look for smaller filled out kernels - these are the most tender. tomatoes don't need to be squeezed, simply run your hand gently over the fruit, you can tell by the feel (it should give a little, and not be hard - like running your hand over your knee) and smell if it is ripe - never squeeze - that will bruise it and ruin it (this technique also works for peaches, nectarines, plums, etc. hope this helps.”
EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

Commented Jun 4, 2014 at 10:40:24 in Politics

“perhaps the President said that because he knows only too well how big oil reacts to everything by raising prices - warranted or not.”

JJackFlash on Jun 4, 2014 at 13:03:34

“This doesn't have anything to do with oil, where did you get that? You can't just mandate a reduction in CO2 from coal plants, the only way you achieve that is to reduce the number of plants or reduce their output. There's no replacement. This will cause energy costs to skyrocket and will squash our economy.”
Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

Soda Taxes Can Work. Here's How.

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 12:16:06 in Business

“maybe she was in the picture to demonstrate what happens when you drink too much soda. the mind goes to mush.”
EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 16:57:52 in Politics

“the real reason for denial is that the fossil fuel industry knows that the day is coming -soon - that they will no longer control the markets (aka their record profits will dry up). the only way to continue their greedy run is to control the small but unthinking masses via money - and that is where the gop and their spin machine come into play.”
EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 16:53:19 in Politics

“laughable.
you say that as though big oil doesn't raise prices just because it's the weekend.”

JJackFlash on Jun 2, 2014 at 18:50:45

“Obama himself (in 2008) said these regulations would make the cost of energy skyrocket.”
4-Year-Old Doodles In Passport, Gets Dad In Seriously Hot Water

4-Year-Old Doodles In Passport, Gets Dad In Seriously Hot Water

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 10:51:19 in Parents

“i've traveled with children - that's what a note pad is for. the passport should have been kept on the parent's person at all times. it is after all a form of identification.”

jonpluc on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:52:20

“Yea thats what a note pad is for you, for a four year old the world is a notepad.”
Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney Committed War Crimes

Former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke: Bush, Cheney Committed War Crimes

Commented May 29, 2014 at 12:15:59 in Politics

“exactly.
we're not a laughing stock because cheney says so . . . .we are a laughing stock because of cheney and bush”
Texas Bar Criticized For Posting Domestic Violence 'Joke'

Texas Bar Criticized For Posting Domestic Violence 'Joke'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 10:36:49 in Business

“the point was - look how it is now on huffingtonpost. if other media outlets picked up the story - what do you get - wait for it wait for it . . . . publicity.

I never commented on whether it offended people, however I did start my comment with unfortunately (I personally found it offensive). my comment was about the publicity the story received.
lastly, just because the owner apologized does NOT mean that the person didn't know - just that they felt the need to apologize. please tell me you honestly don't believe that businesses never intend to offend for the publicity. often they do it to get a rise out of people. and the end result is those who didn't' know who they were now do.”
Once Again, Dick Cheney Thinks Obama Is 'Weak'

Once Again, Dick Cheney Thinks Obama Is 'Weak'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 10:26:48 in Politics

“have to wonder what made cheney so dispicable?”
Texas Bar Criticized For Posting Domestic Violence 'Joke'

Texas Bar Criticized For Posting Domestic Violence 'Joke'

Commented May 28, 2014 at 14:47:01 in Business

“unfortunately, the sign did exactly what it was supposed to do. it brought publicity to the bar i.e., it is a marketing tool.”

thedanemom on May 28, 2014 at 19:57:07

“The sign was inside the bar, not outside. You would have already been in the establishment in order to see it. Furthermore a marketing ploy does not offend the very people you are trying to cultivate as customers. Lastly, no matter why it was written it was still completely offensive and unnecessary, two things that marketing your business is not supposed to be.The fact that it was also done without the owners knowledge or permission makes the marketing ploy theory a little hard to swallow, owners are usually the ones to make those decisions, not the staff.”
Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Commented May 28, 2014 at 12:00:14 in Politics

“and just what are his priorities? he's voted against any monies going to the veterans, what possible motive could he have for that?”
Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Commented May 28, 2014 at 09:44:57 in Taste

“the analogy was to make a point. and the point was, as I read it, that things need to be properly labeled.”
Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Commented May 27, 2014 at 15:05:46 in Taste

“at least when they call it turkey bacon you know it's made from turkey.”

pjcostello on May 27, 2014 at 23:05:52

“It's TURKEY. It's not BACON. See the analogy to the article??”
'Blended' Is One Of Adam Sandler's Worst Openings Ever

'Blended' Is One Of Adam Sandler's Worst Openings Ever

Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:59:23 in Entertainment

“Chevy chase has/had talent. he was physically gifted the pratfall being one of his best moves. but sandler, yeah . . .never saw him do anything even remotely funny. most of the time i just cringed until his snl skit was over. never saw his movies - the promos told me everything i needed to know - save my money.”
The New Rules Of Healthy Cooking

The New Rules Of Healthy Cooking

Commented May 27, 2014 at 11:05:02 in OWN

“stay away from oranges. botanists are using genetic modification to save the orange from extinction (there is a citrus disease killing orange trees.) http://news.msn.com/science-technology/growers-race-to-save-orange-from-spreading-disease

and don't eat papaya - they have also been saved via genetic modification. http://www.hawaiipapaya.com/rainbow.html

just keep in mind that nearly everything we eat has been genetically modified (it used to be called cross breeding - see Mendal's peas)

and that is different from genetic engineering - which is what Monsanto does when genetically manipulates genes of things that don't go together like adding pesticide receptors.

big difference between mendal and monsanto.”
Sears To Close 80 Stores As Troubles Mount

Sears To Close 80 Stores As Troubles Mount

Commented May 27, 2014 at 10:55:56 in Business

“yes it is.”
Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Commented May 23, 2014 at 13:45:06 in Business

“i'm not arguing just posing the question, that perhaps, it could be a source problem.
That said, maybe before "trusting" a store that says they are organic, we should all, know what the standards are for organic certification, and when buying organic foods look for that symbol. As for other food types - i tend to do my own cooking and grow my own produce and avoid most pre-packaged foods when possible.”
Sears To Close 80 Stores As Troubles Mount

Sears To Close 80 Stores As Troubles Mount

Commented May 23, 2014 at 13:34:01 in Business

“why yes, yes it is the President's fault. afterall, doesn't he dictate where everybody has to shop?”

baker900 on May 23, 2014 at 13:37:43

“I get a real kick out of messing with people here, The underinformed swallow it hook, line and sinker. LOL”
PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

Commented May 23, 2014 at 13:29:14 in Media

“so you are against men being able to cover their wives under their insurance aka pregnancy coverage?”
Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Commented May 23, 2014 at 11:21:32 in Business

“granted. but other groceries have organic also - and I haven't seen as frequent recalls as Trader Joes. perhaps their is more to this than just it being organic.”

catboycolo on May 23, 2014 at 11:33:06

“I don't have the numbers, but I would not be surprised if much of the "Organic" produce in regular stores is actually not. Also, since TJ is often the exclusive carriers of many products, then no other store is mentioned. We have had a lot of recalls that sourced back to one farm or factory, but the products were shipped to multiple grocery chains and restaurants, therefore it does not appear that one particular store is at the center.”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 11:16:00 in Politics

“if it's a tool to get voters, then you'd think the republicans would WANT a minimum wage increase - because from where I sit, the GOP needs all the votes it can get.”
Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Trader Joe's, Target Hummus Recalled Over Listeria Fears

Commented May 22, 2014 at 11:14:27 in Business

“is it me, or does Trader Joe's seem to recall foods often? for a grocery that claims to want the best aka fresh organic etc., they seem to have a lot of trouble.”

catboycolo on May 22, 2014 at 12:16:30

“Unfortunately, organic foods by definition tend to be more vulnerable to outbreaks of bacteria.”
Business That Bashed Obama's OSHA Just Had Horrifying Industrial Accident

Business That Bashed Obama's OSHA Just Had Horrifying Industrial Accident

Commented May 22, 2014 at 11:06:53 in Politics

“interesting. you know why we have to have laws, and in this case OSHA, because of lack of common sense (in some cases stupidity) and greed.”
Nancy Pelosi Names 5 Democrats To Benghazi Committee (UPDATE)

Nancy Pelosi Names 5 Democrats To Benghazi Committee (UPDATE)

Commented May 21, 2014 at 15:59:28 in Politics

“no, the supreme leader was the last administration - you remember, the guy who was "elected" by the republican supreme court?
this President was elected twice by a majority of the American People.”
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