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    Lemons I have no problem with...

    Do you peel your cucumbers? I did not...
    No,I left the peel on & just cut it into slices.
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    This might sound really stupid but how do you make cucumber water? I have made some before... but the flavor wasn't strong enough. How long do you keep the cucumbers soaking?
    I halfway peel a half of a cucumber lengthwise (in stripes, using either a paring knife or veggie peeler). I save the other half for the next batch. Thinly slice, and toss in a 2-liter pitcher. Pick a couple sprigs of mint from the plant on my balcony. "Spank," and toss in the pitcher. If I have a lemon or lime on hand, cut a few thin slices and toss in pitcher. Fill with water. Let sit in fridge at least two hours, but preferably overnight.
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    One of our local supermarkets was having a sale on green bell peppers, 2/.89 and avocados .59 a piece and off to walmart I went to price match. I am going to make some guacamole tomorrow and dice the peppers up and put in the freezer for later use in dishes.
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    I started a food board on Pinterest and have been finding the most amazing recipes. Even if I don't follow a recipe, I get great ideas for food combinations. I had roasted red peppers on sprouted grain toast with goat cheese and herbs for supper last night. Want to try pumpkin soup this weekend... cinnamon, chile roasted sweet potatoes, tomato cobbler, kale butter. Let me know if any of those sound good to you and I'll post them in the recipe thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nennie View Post
    One of our local supermarkets was having a sale on green bell peppers, 2/.89 and avocados .59 a piece and off to walmart I went to price match. I am going to make some guacamole tomorrow and dice the peppers up and put in the freezer for later use in dishes.
    Both Safeway & Walmart have frozen sliced green/red/yellow bell peppers in bags in the frozen section. I've started buying them & always keeping some in the freezer. It's really handy & the tri-color makes the dish you make look really nice.
    I've found that every time I buy even 1 pepper I end up throwing half of it away. They just don't last all that long. I've even tried putting them in Debbie Meyer Green Bags. Still go bad way too quickly.
    Frozen solves that problem. You can pop a little or a lot in anything you want then.
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    Those Debbie Meyer Green Bags are a joke and a waste of money. I like the idea of the frozen peppers.

    I've seldom/never seen a fresh veggie at Walmart that is worth purchasing. They all look tired and "broke down".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen View Post
    I halfway peel a half of a cucumber lengthwise (in stripes, using either a paring knife or veggie peeler). I save the other half for the next batch. Thinly slice, and toss in a 2-liter pitcher. Pick a couple sprigs of mint from the plant on my balcony. "Spank," and toss in the pitcher. If I have a lemon or lime on hand, cut a few thin slices and toss in pitcher. Fill with water. Let sit in fridge at least two hours, but preferably overnight.
    All of a sudden I'm sooooooooooooo thirsty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    I started a food board on Pinterest and have been finding the most amazing recipes. Even if I don't follow a recipe, I get great ideas for food combinations. I had roasted red peppers on sprouted grain toast with goat cheese and herbs for supper last night. Want to try pumpkin soup this weekend... cinnamon, chile roasted sweet potatoes, tomato cobbler, kale butter. Let me know if any of those sound good to you and I'll post them in the recipe thread.
    If you ask me... it all sounds good. Never had pumpkin soup before.... chile roasted sweet potatoes sound really good! And um... yum about the roasted red peppers on sprouted grain toast with goat cheese and herbs!!!!!! I am getting hungry now!

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    Those Debbie Meyer Green Bags are a joke and a waste of money. I like the idea of the frozen peppers.

    I've seldom/never seen a fresh veggie at Walmart that is worth purchasing. They all look tired and "broke down".
    Walmart in my area doesn't carry any veggies. Very small produce section.

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    Well, they shouldn't because they don't get quality stuff!

    There are only certain things I buy at Walmart, and then I'm off to Kroger or some similar place. Walmart's prices beat most people, but you've got to know what you're looking for.
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