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  1. #1
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default getting juice from key limes

    friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is
    there an easier way than cutting them open and then squeezing them

    OR

    does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice




    and yes, she can taste the difference between lime juice, key lime juice and
    lemon juice...don't know about persian lime juice though

  2. #2
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is


    http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx


    nb

    --
    vi --the heart of evil!



  3. #3
    sf Guest

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    On 7 Jul 2012 04:28:34 GMT, notbob <not[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > > bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is

    >
    > http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx
    >
    >

    Mal, I feel your pain - BTDT with key limes... I like the idea of the
    "juicer" nb posted, but AFAIC it would not have worked on the key
    limes I juiced and probably not yours either. Limes (regular or Key)
    just aren't very juicy these days unless they come off a tree in the
    backyard... even microwaving them for a few seconds doesn't improve
    the juiciness factor. Sad, but true. They're picked too green....
    and I don't know why.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  4. #4
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    On 7 Jul 2012 04:28:34 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    >> bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is

    >
    >http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx


    That's the style, but mine is a bit bigger-- it will do smaller lemons
    handily. [I've quartered large ones when I have them on occasion]
    http://www.amazon.com/Chefn-FreshFor...dp/B002XOB0P0/

    Trust me, that thing can take some abuse. I've put both hands on
    it and squeezed the last couple drops out of some citrus-- I've had it
    a couple years, used it a few times a week, tossed it in the
    dishwasher-- and it still looks and acts new.
    >


    I had to read the comments because I couldn't believe they weren't all
    5 star.

    The first 1 star reviewer *broke* his. Do not fight with that
    person-- they are *very-very* strong!.<g> And I note that Chef'n
    commented, apologized and offered a replacement.

    Or maybe they made a bad batch-- 3 other folks said they were cheaply
    made-- mine sure isn't.

    Jim

  5. #5
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    On Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:53:12 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:



    >>

    >Mal, I feel your pain - BTDT with key limes... I like the idea of the
    >"juicer" nb posted, but AFAIC it would not have worked on the key
    >limes I juiced and probably not yours either. Limes (regular or Key)
    >just aren't very juicy these days unless they come off a tree in the
    >backyard... even microwaving them for a few seconds doesn't improve
    >the juiciness factor. Sad, but true. They're picked too green....
    >and I don't know why.


    Much of our produce is picked too soon these days. It allows for
    longer shipping and storage times. Most store bought produce no
    longer has much flavor though. It has been years since I've had a
    really good banana. Seedless watermelons have nowhere near the flavor
    of the bid seeded ones. I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    right from the farm.

  6. #6
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    On 2012-07-07, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    > really good banana. Seedless watermelons have nowhere near the flavor
    > of the bid seeded ones. I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    > really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    > right from the farm.


    How sadly true.

    Some good produce can be found at farmer's mkts. Even the "organic"
    section of the sprmkt can reveal some treasures. I hadn't had any
    good flat-leaf parsely or cilantro in yrs, but the organic f/l parsely
    at our local sprmkt is asonishingly good. Give the orgainic section a
    try. It's not ALL overpriced sameness.

    nb


    --
    vi --the heart of evil!



  7. #7
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    On 7 Jul 2012 04:28:34 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    >> bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is

    >
    >http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx
    >
    >
    >nb



    I picked up a heavy plastic one in Florida when I bought my Key lime
    tree last month. Probably will be a while before I need it for the
    Key limes but my regular lime and Meyer lemon are both putting out
    small fruit.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    On Jul 6, 11:45*pm, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds" <atlas-
    bug...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her.. is
    > there an easier way than cutting them open and then squeezing them
    >
    > OR
    >
    > does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice
    >
    > and yes, she can taste the difference between lime juice, key lime juice and
    > lemon juice...don't know about persian lime juice though


    squeeze and then get a fork in there and get all the juice out.

  9. #9
    Bryan Guest

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    On Jul 6, 10:45*pm, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds" <atlas-
    bug...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her.. is
    > there an easier way than cutting them open and then squeezing them


    I manage to juice them pretty easily with the smallest cone on my
    Little Pro Plus.
    >
    > OR
    >
    > does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice
    >
    > and yes, she can taste the difference between lime juice, key lime juice and
    > lemon juice...don't know about persian lime juice though


    The difference between fresh squeezed key lime juice and bottled key
    lime juice is far greater than the difference between fresh squeezed
    key lime juice and fresh squeezed regular lime juice. Any juice that
    can sit, unrefrigerated, on a grocery store shelf is crap.

    --Bryan

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    Gary Guest

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    Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    > really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    > right from the farm.


    I've gone out and picked fresh peaches and strawberries
    and they are the ultimate tasty fruits.
    Sadly, our "green line" constantly gets moved back so no nearby farms
    lately.

    Tomatoes too. You'll never get a good one from the grocery store.

    G.

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    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: getting juice from key limes

    Malcom "Mal" Reynolds wrote:
    > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up
    > buying a bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and
    > difficult for her. is there an easier way than cutting them open and
    > then squeezing them
    >
    > OR
    >
    > does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > and yes, she can taste the difference between lime juice, key lime
    > juice and lemon juice...don't know about persian lime juice though


    I can't comment on key limes - never done much with them.

    But Whole Foods sells plain old lime juice in a bottle and it's a staple
    here in the summertime. We like our ice tea unsweetened and with lime
    juice - we find it a less pungent flavor than lemon juice, comparing the
    two in their bottled form, and just prefer it to lemon in our tea. We
    probably go through one small bottle - 8 oz? - a week around here in
    this weather.

    -S-



  12. #12
    George M. Middius Guest

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    Steve Freides wrote:

    > > does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice


    > I can't comment on key limes - never done much with them.


    http://www.keylimejuice.com/state_retailers.htm




  13. #13
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:13:20 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On 7 Jul 2012 04:28:34 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > >> bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is

    > >
    > >http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx

    >
    > That's the style, but mine is a bit bigger-- it will do smaller lemons
    > handily. [I've quartered large ones when I have them on occasion]
    > http://www.amazon.com/Chefn-FreshFor...dp/B002XOB0P0/
    >
    > Trust me, that thing can take some abuse. I've put both hands on
    > it and squeezed the last couple drops out of some citrus-- I've had it
    > a couple years, used it a few times a week, tossed it in the
    > dishwasher-- and it still looks and acts new.


    Those things are unwieldy. You need big hands and muscles to use
    them.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:43:21 -0400, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:


    > Seedless watermelons have nowhere near the flavor
    > of the bid seeded ones. I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    > really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    > right from the farm.


    I have to disagree with that statement. Seedless watermelons are very
    flavorful. Maybe you've been getting the wrong kind. I'm never
    disappointed when I indulge myself with a tiny, seedless watermelon -
    but the larger, seeded ones OTOH are grainy, tasteless buckets of
    seeds. Some types of commercial strawberries are extremely flavorful
    too. I particularly like the winter strawberries that come from
    Southern California. They're juicy, ripe and taste like strawberries
    should taste.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 06:03:21 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The difference between fresh squeezed key lime juice and bottled key
    > lime juice is far greater than the difference between fresh squeezed
    > key lime juice and fresh squeezed regular lime juice. Any juice that
    > can sit, unrefrigerated, on a grocery store shelf is crap.


    Didn't someone here say at one point that there is key lime juice in
    the freezer section? I've never stumbled across it and don't think to
    look for it specifically, but I think at one time or another someone
    said to look there.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:53:12 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >>

    > >Mal, I feel your pain - BTDT with key limes... I like the idea of the
    > >"juicer" nb posted, but AFAIC it would not have worked on the key
    > >limes I juiced and probably not yours either. Limes (regular or Key)
    > >just aren't very juicy these days unless they come off a tree in the
    > >backyard... even microwaving them for a few seconds doesn't improve
    > >the juiciness factor. Sad, but true. They're picked too green....
    > >and I don't know why.

    >
    > Much of our produce is picked too soon these days. It allows for
    > longer shipping and storage times. Most store bought produce no
    > longer has much flavor though. It has been years since I've had a
    > really good banana. Seedless watermelons have nowhere near the flavor
    > of the bid seeded ones. I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    > really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    > right from the farm.


    I juiced a dozen regular limes (from Mexico) the other day to make
    limeaid. I used a basic power rotary juicer and got a *lot* of juice. No
    issues there.

    The old bananas were a different variety and all of those trees were
    killed off by a blight years ago. The current variety resists the blight
    and ships well, but is rather bland. There are other tastier varieties
    of bananas, but they don't ship well so you don't see them often.

    Many of the other varieties of produce you find in the big supermarkets
    are varieties that ship well and have decent shelf life, but aren't
    necessarily the tastiest.

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    George Guest

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    On 7/7/2012 7:43 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > On Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:53:12 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>>

    >> Mal, I feel your pain - BTDT with key limes... I like the idea of the
    >> "juicer" nb posted, but AFAIC it would not have worked on the key
    >> limes I juiced and probably not yours either. Limes (regular or Key)
    >> just aren't very juicy these days unless they come off a tree in the
    >> backyard... even microwaving them for a few seconds doesn't improve
    >> the juiciness factor. Sad, but true. They're picked too green....
    >> and I don't know why.

    >
    > Much of our produce is picked too soon these days. It allows for
    > longer shipping and storage times. Most store bought produce no
    > longer has much flavor though. It has been years since I've had a
    > really good banana. Seedless watermelons have nowhere near the flavor
    > of the bid seeded ones. I bet millions of Americans have never had a
    > really good peach, strawberry, or cantaloupe unless they get them
    > right from the farm.
    >


    Agree on the seedless watermelons being almost tasteless. We decided not
    to bother buying them anymore. I recently got some great round seeded
    ones from a Hispanic market I spotted while traveling. What a difference
    in taste.

    The other fruit we don't bother with are those giant super good looking
    strawberries from California that are almost totally tasteless. In the
    case of those I read they were bred for those features. I'll wait for
    the smaller misshapen ones I can get locally in another month.


  18. #18
    Bryan Guest

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    On Jul 7, 11:06*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 06:03:21 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
    >
    > <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > The difference between fresh squeezed key lime juice and bottled key
    > > lime juice is far greater than the difference between fresh squeezed
    > > key lime juice and fresh squeezed regular lime juice. *Any juice that
    > > can sit, unrefrigerated, on a grocery store shelf is crap.

    >
    > Didn't someone here say at one point that there is key lime juice in
    > the freezer section? *I've never stumbled across it and don't think to
    > look for it specifically, but I think at one time or another someone
    > said to look there.
    >

    Either that, or frozen regular lime juice. Frozen should be close to
    fresh.

    --Bryan

  19. #19
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Jul 6, 11:45*pm, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds" <atlas-
    bug...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    > bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her.. is
    > there an easier way than cutting them open and then squeezing them
    >
    > OR
    >
    > does anyone know of a store that sells bottles of key lime juice
    >
    > and yes, she can taste the difference between lime juice, key lime juice and
    > lemon juice...don't know about persian lime juice though


    There is a bottled key lime juice, btt prob. only found in Florida.
    Mrs. Somebody's, as I recall. I'm a big help, huh?

  20. #20
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 07 Jul 2012 07:13:20 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >> On 7 Jul 2012 04:28:34 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >On 2012-07-07, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >> friend wanted to make something that used key lime juice and ended up buying a
    >> >> bag of the little suckers. juicing them was tedious and difficult for her. is
    >> >
    >> >http://store.gourmetsleuth.com/key-l...xican-P99.aspx

    >>
    >> That's the style, but mine is a bit bigger-- it will do smaller lemons
    >> handily. [I've quartered large ones when I have them on occasion]
    >> http://www.amazon.com/Chefn-FreshFor...dp/B002XOB0P0/
    >>
    >> Trust me, that thing can take some abuse. I've put both hands on
    >> it and squeezed the last couple drops out of some citrus-- I've had it
    >> a couple years, used it a few times a week, tossed it in the
    >> dishwasher-- and it still looks and acts new.

    >
    >Those things are unwieldy. You need big hands and muscles to use
    >them.


    No problem for you, sf... you juice grapefruit
    with your mighty buttocks! LOL-LOL

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