A very wise person questioned me the other day as to why I had started a new BLOG for my cancer project instead of merging it with this BLOG. My answer was simple, and perhaps highlights my inexperience as a blogger, ” because my other BLOG has a pink template and this one is fruit and veg”.
Although for me the aesthetics are important, when I see on a daily basis that I have over 30 hits on this BLOG and one or two or the other it hits me. The advise to combine BLOGS, the advice that people will start to crave me and not my individual projects shows true. Perhaps multiple BLOGS for each project is not a good idea?
Perhaps when a wise person said, ” combine all thou BLOGS” I should have listened?
Well here I am, open eared with a 9 month old clambering over me to smash the keys (pre-apologies for any typos), I’m wide eared/ or eyed/ or both, and listening. Prepare for two BLOGS to collide.
I have discovered that going RAW is encouraging me to try all sorts of RAW fruits and vegetables that I normally would not buy, or bother to try. For example the fruit pictured below. Please if anyone knows the name of this fruit let me know, otherwise I’ll search in trusty google under ‘orange, sweet, tomato look alike fruit’, I wonder what I will come up with. I might try now.
Wow google should be called, search anything even using crazy search words.
- Persimmon – A tomato-like fruit with orange flesh. Native to China. Note: The persimmon that is native to the United States is not considered a tropical fruit.
I think this is it- Wow google is cool. Below is some information on my new found fruit- So yummy and sweet and at the moment they are 6 for $2, so cheap.
Persimmons have a large amount of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and potassium. They can be served raw alone or mixed into fruit salads. They also bake well and are often incorporated into quick breads, muffins, and puddings. Persimmons can also be dried to preserve them. Drying also removes the tannins from unripe astringent fruits, leaving them especially sweet like dried pineapple or mango. Dried persimmons may be sold in stores as “date-plums.”
So there you go, I love them and if not searching for more RAW to add to my diet never would have known. I have cut some up and will trial them in the dehydrater.
Try one and if you too become a lover visit:
Filed under: First challenge-RAW food diet | Tags: allergies, asthma, blueberries, cost, fruit, price, veg, vegetables
I was absolutely astonished to see blueberries for sale the other day for $12.99 a punnet (Note; a punnet holds maybe 30 berries- not a tub type punnet). Is there honestly anyone out there that pays that price? If you are there and reading please let me know. I read a while ago that one of the believed reasons for the increase in asthma and allergies is due to an over-consumption in foods, meaning that we don’t say ‘ blueberries are out of season so we’ll eat apples’, we simply pay $12.99 and eat the same thing, our favourite pieces all year round.
I’d love to research just how many of those $12.99 blueberries sell. There must surely be a huge amount of waste? Anyway, the super extra huge price pinned on these tiny beady fruits made me wonder what cost I can project to this associated diet. Am I going to spend less as I won’t be consuming packaged foods or will it break the bank as my tiny taste buds cry for such delights- and being so proud of a switch to 100% RAW would I reward myself with a $12.99 punnet of berries? Then again I once saw a very logical sign highlighting that when we buy a can of soft drink we are paying around $1.50 per 300grams, therefore around $5 a kilo just for soft drink so why do we raise eyebrows at fresh fruit and veg pushing a similar per kilo price? Because we are conditioned. If bananas went up again around $5 a kilo we would mostly avoid buying them, yet we would pay similar prices without hesitating for soft drink, chocolate, a slice of cake- things far less valuble. Maybe I will be the person to pay $12.99 for a punnet of berries, I guess well see.