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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    grapes. I tried freezing a handful. Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. I guess
    I'll keep some on hand this way.

    For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > grapes. I tried freezing a handful. Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. I guess
    > I'll keep some on hand this way.
    >
    > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.


    Try raisins in rice.

    Seriously.

    And Craisins...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  3. #3
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Aug 4, 4:16*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article
    > <13f13589-f7cb-48d6-87df-70d4fc242...@x25g2000yqj.googlegroups.com>,
    >
    > *Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > > grapes. *I tried freezing a handful. *Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. *I guess
    > > I'll keep some on hand this way.

    >
    > > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.

    >
    > Try raisins in rice.
    >
    > Seriously.
    >
    > And Craisins...
    > --



    I simply cannot keep raisins in the house. The other half finds them
    and eats 'em as snacks. Maybe they need to be hidden along with the
    chocolate chips in my secret place.

  4. #4
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Aug 4, 4:16*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <13f13589-f7cb-48d6-87df-70d4fc242...@x25g2000yqj.googlegroups.com>,
    > >
    > > *Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > > > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > > > grapes. *I tried freezing a handful. *Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > > > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. *I guess
    > > > I'll keep some on hand this way.

    > >
    > > > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.

    > >
    > > Try raisins in rice.
    > >
    > > Seriously.
    > >
    > > And Craisins...
    > > --

    >
    >
    > I simply cannot keep raisins in the house. The other half finds them
    > and eats 'em as snacks. Maybe they need to be hidden along with the
    > chocolate chips in my secret place.


    Hmmmm... I'll have to try adding raisins to dad's jar of trail mix I
    keep on the table for him.

    He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    with goodies nutrition-wise.

    You may want to consider just buying more of them and letting him eat
    them.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article <[email protected]>, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > >
    > > In article
    > > <[email protected]>,
    > > Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > > > grapes. I tried freezing a handful. Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > > > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. I guess
    > > > I'll keep some on hand this way.
    > > >
    > > > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.

    > >
    > > Try raisins in rice.
    > >
    > > Seriously.
    > >
    > > And Craisins...
    > >

    >
    > Raisins, dried apricots and nuts fried in butter make for a very nice
    > rice pilaff Top with some toasted sesame seeds.


    Ooh good idea! I purchase Sesame seeds by the 5 lb. bag and keep them
    in the freezer.

    I've not tried toasting them. I guess doing that in the skillet would
    be the best way?
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. --Alex Levine

  6. #6
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    Omelet wrote:


    > He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    > with goodies nutrition-wise.
    >

    Sugar. They're loaded with sugar.

  7. #7
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    Goomba wrote about raisins:

    >> He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    >> with goodies nutrition-wise.
    >>

    > Sugar. They're loaded with sugar.


    I find myself wondering if someone could make that "yogurt" coating at home,
    and thereby control its ingredients. I have no idea what goes into it to
    make it harden the way it does; I'd guess it's some kind of wax.

    Bob




  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:01:53 -0400, Goomba wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    >
    >> He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    >> with goodies nutrition-wise.
    >>

    > Sugar. They're loaded with sugar.


    And fat. And a pinch of yogurt powder just for the record.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:01:53 -0400, Goomba wrote:
    >
    > > Omelet wrote:
    > >
    > >> He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    > >> with goodies nutrition-wise.
    > >>

    > > Sugar. They're loaded with sugar.

    >
    > And fat. And a pinch of yogurt powder just for the record.


    Yup, just loaded with goodies:

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/catal...-Raisins-Dried
    -Fruit/ID=prod4266898-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku426 5
    768

    Raisins , Yogurt Coating , Sugar , Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
    , Palm Kernel , Coconut , Palm , Non-Fat Milk , Yogurt Powder , Cultured
    Whey- Milk , Non-Fat Milk , Titanium Dioxide , Lactic Acid , Soy
    Lecithin- an Emulsifier , Vanillin- an Artificial Flavor ,
    Confectioner&#39;s Glaze , Water , Gum Arabic

    Heart Attack in a white pellet!

    The fat is 75% saturated!

    According to my chart:

    http://www.nutristrategy.com/fatsoils.htm

    75% is much higher than any meat fat, and even shortening. Only coconut
    and palm kernel oil is higher in saturated fat.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article
    <dabel-88E4DB.09320505082010@c-6[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:01:53 -0400, Goomba wrote:
    > >
    > > > Omelet wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> He sure loves the yogurt coated ones. :-) I understand they are loaded
    > > >> with goodies nutrition-wise.
    > > >>
    > > > Sugar. They're loaded with sugar.

    > >
    > > And fat. And a pinch of yogurt powder just for the record.

    >
    > Yup, just loaded with goodies:
    >
    > http://www.walgreens.com/store/catal...-Raisins-Dried
    > -Fruit/ID=prod4266898-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku426 5
    > 768
    >
    > Raisins , Yogurt Coating , Sugar , Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
    > , Palm Kernel , Coconut , Palm , Non-Fat Milk , Yogurt Powder , Cultured
    > Whey- Milk , Non-Fat Milk , Titanium Dioxide , Lactic Acid , Soy
    > Lecithin- an Emulsifier , Vanillin- an Artificial Flavor ,
    > Confectioner&#39;s Glaze , Water , Gum Arabic
    >
    > Heart Attack in a white pellet!
    >
    > The fat is 75% saturated!
    >
    > According to my chart:
    >
    > http://www.nutristrategy.com/fatsoils.htm
    >
    > 75% is much higher than any meat fat, and even shortening. Only coconut
    > and palm kernel oil is higher in saturated fat.


    Good thing I've only added them a couple of times in the past 3 years...

    Guess I'll scratch that.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. --Alex Levine

  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:59:50 -0500, Omelet wrote:

    > Good thing I've only added them a couple of times in the past 3 years...
    >
    > Guess I'll scratch that.


    You really need help with your memory retention. It's no wonder
    all your accounts of past events are so riddled with holes.

    http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...n&dmode=source

    -sw

  12. #12
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article <80zyr4llgdc3$.[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:59:50 -0500, Omelet wrote:
    >
    > > Good thing I've only added them a couple of times in the past 3 years...
    > >
    > > Guess I'll scratch that.

    >
    > You really need help with your memory retention. It's no wonder
    > all your accounts of past events are so riddled with holes.
    >
    > http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...ec15?hl=en&dmo
    > de=source
    >
    > -sw


    Reminders are always helpful, thanks.

    You have no idea about information overload do you hon'?
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. --Alex Levine

  13. #13
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article
    > <[email protected]>,
    > Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:


    > > Yup, just loaded with goodies:
    > >
    > > http://www.walgreens.com/store/catal...-Raisins-Dried
    > > -Fruit/ID=prod4266898-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku426 5
    > > 768
    > >
    > > Raisins , Yogurt Coating , Sugar , Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
    > > , Palm Kernel , Coconut , Palm , Non-Fat Milk , Yogurt Powder , Cultured
    > > Whey- Milk , Non-Fat Milk , Titanium Dioxide , Lactic Acid , Soy
    > > Lecithin- an Emulsifier , Vanillin- an Artificial Flavor ,
    > > Confectioner&#39;s Glaze , Water , Gum Arabic
    > >
    > > Heart Attack in a white pellet!
    > >
    > > The fat is 75% saturated!
    > >
    > > According to my chart:
    > >
    > > http://www.nutristrategy.com/fatsoils.htm
    > >
    > > 75% is much higher than any meat fat, and even shortening. Only coconut
    > > and palm kernel oil is higher in saturated fat.

    >
    > Good thing I've only added them a couple of times in the past 3 years...
    >
    > Guess I'll scratch that.


    I don't see a problem with your dad having a few of these occasionally.
    The main problem for me with these "yogurt" products is that I don't
    particularly like the taste.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  14. #14
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Aug 4, 10:11*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:

    > > Top with some toasted sesame seeds.


    > I've not tried toasting them. *I guess doing that in the skillet would
    > be the best way?


    I toast 'em in a dry, non-stick tiny skillet. I also salvage all the
    sesame seeds which fall off the Italian bread sticks. More end up in
    the bottom of the cellophane wrapper than are on the sticks. Waste
    not.....

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:38:38 -0500, Omelet wrote:

    > In article <80zyr4llgdc3$.[email protected]>,
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> You really need help with your memory retention. It's no wonder
    >> all your accounts of past events are so riddled with holes.
    >>
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/rec.f...ec15?hl=en&dmo
    >> de=source

    >
    > Reminders are always helpful, thanks.
    >
    > You have no idea about information overload do you hon'?


    I don't think that's "information" between your ears.

    -sw

  16. #16
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    Steve wrote:

    >> You have no idea about information overload do you hon'?

    >
    > I don't think that's "information" between your ears.


    I think it's just a matter of individual capacity. Or incapacity, as the
    case may be.

    Bob




  17. #17
    Gorio Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful


    All this over frozen grapes?




    --
    Gorio

  18. #18
    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Aug 4, 3:00*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > grapes. *I tried freezing a handful. *Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. *I guess
    > I'll keep some on hand this way.
    >
    > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.


    "They tasted a bit off," yet you were willing to add them to other
    ingredients? Some of us have a "no bad ingredients in" policy.

    --Bryan

  19. #19
    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful

    On Aug 6, 7:16*am, Food SnobŪ <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Aug 4, 3:00*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > > grapes. *I tried freezing a handful. *Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. *I guess
    > > I'll keep some on hand this way.

    >
    > > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.

    >
    > "They tasted a bit off," yet you were willing to add them to other
    > ingredients? *Some of us have a "no bad ingredients in" policy.
    >
    > --Bryan


    And some of us are hypersensitive to flavors and odors too Bryan.
    Other are not hypersensitive, and some may actually be HYPOsensitive.

    John Kuthe...

  20. #20
    Arri London Guest

    Default Re: Freezing green grapes: pretty successful



    Omelet wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Omelet wrote:
    > > >
    > > > In article
    > > > <[email protected]>,
    > > > Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Seems like I always run into recipes which call for a few green
    > > > > grapes. I tried freezing a handful. Not baaadd.......when thawed,
    > > > > they weren't mushy, I sliced em and tossed into a rice dish. I guess
    > > > > I'll keep some on hand this way.
    > > > >
    > > > > For straight eating, tho, they tasted a bit off.
    > > >
    > > > Try raisins in rice.
    > > >
    > > > Seriously.
    > > >
    > > > And Craisins...
    > > >

    > >
    > > Raisins, dried apricots and nuts fried in butter make for a very nice
    > > rice pilaff Top with some toasted sesame seeds.

    >
    > Ooh good idea! I purchase Sesame seeds by the 5 lb. bag and keep them
    > in the freezer.
    >
    > I've not tried toasting them. I guess doing that in the skillet would
    > be the best way?
    > --
    >


    That's what we do. Dry cast iron frying pan. Keep stirring until they
    get a bit brown. They can get bitter if too dark. Don't do too large a
    batch and keep any excess in the fridge, in a glass jar. They are nice
    as a topping for my beloved instant noodles

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