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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Those Texas Rio grapefruits

    Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    for a short time ... around here, anyway.

    The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.

    nancy

  2. #2
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Those Texas Rio grapefruits

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.
    >
    > nancy



    My brother has a ruby red grapefruit tree that came up from seed about
    10 or 15 years ago on the south side of the garage. It's every bit as
    good (and as dark red) as the Rio Stars.

    The hurricane got most of the fruit this year, but he still picked at
    least a couple dozen.

    Bob

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    Janet Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.
    >
    > nancy


    I've never heard of them, but I do love the pink Indian River ones. I can't
    stand to eat them straight, but I LOVE fresh grapefruit juice so I juice
    them, then make candied grapefruit rind dipped in dark chocolate from the
    peel.



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    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:

    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.



    They are G-O-O-D, ain't they...???


    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.



    I'd order my mom some every winter but the doc put the kibbosh on her eating
    grapefruit, he sez it contradicts with some heart medicine she's taking.
    She hates it, but... Oranges are okay, so I'm plying her with a lot of
    those, but no grapefruit.


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    Greg



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    Nancy Young Guest

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    zxcvbob wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:
    >> Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    >> for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >>
    >> The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.


    > My brother has a ruby red grapefruit tree that came up from seed about
    > 10 or 15 years ago on the south side of the garage. It's every bit as
    > good (and as dark red) as the Rio Stars.
    >
    > The hurricane got most of the fruit this year, but he still picked at
    > least a couple dozen.


    I think a couple dozen would satisfy my craving for these
    once a year. There is one thing I'd like that I can't have
    here, and that is citrus trees in my yard. I can't imagine
    just going out and picking a lemon.

    nancy

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Janet wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:
    >> Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    >> for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >>
    >> The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.


    > I've never heard of them, but I do love the pink Indian River ones.


    All I know is to watch for the words Texas and Rio. I haven't
    tried many others and wasn't as pleased with them.

    >I
    > can't stand to eat them straight, but I LOVE fresh grapefruit juice
    > so I juice them, then make candied grapefruit rind dipped in dark
    > chocolate from the peel.


    Oh, that's nice.

    nancy

  7. #7
    Nancy Young Guest

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    Gregory Morrow wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    >> for a short time ... around here, anyway.

    >
    > They are G-O-O-D, ain't they...???


    Remarkably

    > I'd order my mom some every winter but the doc put the kibbosh on her
    > eating grapefruit, he sez it contradicts with some heart medicine
    > she's taking.


    That's too bad. I understand it will cause the drug to build up
    in the system rather than be metabolized, then you get too large
    a dose. No doubt I am completely wrong and have no idea what
    I'm talking about.

    > She hates it, but... Oranges are okay, so I'm plying
    > her with a lot of those, but no grapefruit.


    Not exactly deprivation.

    nancy



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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Wed 31 Dec 2008 08:48:11p, Nancy Young told us...

    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.
    >
    > nancy
    >


    I absolutely love grapefruit, and our neighbor has a 35 year old ruby red
    grapefruit tree where I could freely take all that I wanted.

    The downside is, grapefruit causes adverse and potentially dangerous
    reactions with the statin drug I take for cholesterol. It's odd that of all
    the citrus fruit available, grapefruit is the only one I can't eat.

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    > On Wed 31 Dec 2008 08:48:11p, Nancy Young told us...


    >> The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.


    > I absolutely love grapefruit, and our neighbor has a 35 year old ruby
    > red grapefruit tree where I could freely take all that I wanted.
    >
    > The downside is, grapefruit causes adverse and potentially dangerous
    > reactions with the statin drug I take for cholesterol. It's odd that
    > of all the citrus fruit available, grapefruit is the only one I can't
    > eat.


    I figure I will develop a sudden love for them after a lifetime
    of hating them ... about 1 week before I wind up on that drug.

    nancy

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Wed 31 Dec 2008 09:16:21p, Nancy Young told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >> On Wed 31 Dec 2008 08:48:11p, Nancy Young told us...

    >
    >>> The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.

    >
    >> I absolutely love grapefruit, and our neighbor has a 35 year old ruby
    >> red grapefruit tree where I could freely take all that I wanted.
    >>
    >> The downside is, grapefruit causes adverse and potentially dangerous
    >> reactions with the statin drug I take for cholesterol. It's odd that
    >> of all the citrus fruit available, grapefruit is the only one I can't
    >> eat.

    >
    > I figure I will develop a sudden love for them after a lifetime
    > of hating them ... about 1 week before I wind up on that drug.
    >
    > nancy
    >


    That would probably be the luck of the draw. :-(

    I used to make a fabulous grapefruit meringue pie that you probably would
    have liked. I really miss that. Very prety, too, using the ruby red
    grapefruit. The filling is a very pale almost ice looking pink.

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> news:32X6l.132654$Xy3.31516
    @newsfe01.ams2: in rec.food.cooking

    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.


    I don't care all that much for grapefrut as a rule. What is the dif
    between Texas Rio and the regular grapefruit?

    Michael

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    Nancy Young Guest

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    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>


    >> Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    >> for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >>
    >> The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.

    >
    > I don't care all that much for grapefrut as a rule. What is the dif
    > between Texas Rio and the regular grapefruit?


    You know ... I like tart fruits, but there's a taste that most
    grapefruit has that I just don't like. These grapefruits are
    sweet but it's more that they don't have that taste I dislike.

    Sorry if that's not very explanatory.

    When I was a kid, my relatives would serve grapefruit
    halves as a first course. Naturally they sprinkled it with
    sugar.

    nancy

  13. #13
    Becca Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > I absolutely love grapefruit, and our neighbor has a 35 year old ruby red
    > grapefruit tree where I could freely take all that I wanted.
    >
    > The downside is, grapefruit causes adverse and potentially dangerous
    > reactions with the statin drug I take for cholesterol. It's odd that of all
    > the citrus fruit available, grapefruit is the only one I can't eat.


    Sonsabitches... Being a southern lady, I don't curse very often, since
    I am a lady, and all. <snort! scratch>

    It is a shame you can't have grapefruit. The ruby reds are my favorite,
    I had one this morning for breakfast. That, and a piece of fudge.

    Becca


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    Becca Guest

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    Michael "Dog3" wrote:

    > I don't care all that much for grapefrut as a rule. What is the dif
    > between Texas Rio and the regular grapefruit?
    >
    > Michael


    The Texas Rio are ruby red grapefruit, they are juicy and sweet. Trucks
    would bring them in from the Rio Grande valley and they would sell them
    in our parking lot at work. We would be in the kitchen, eating them,
    while standing over garbage cans and sinks, because they were so juicy.
    We were such ladies.

    Becca

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 01 Jan 2009 08:59:25a, Becca told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> I absolutely love grapefruit, and our neighbor has a 35 year old ruby
    >> red grapefruit tree where I could freely take all that I wanted.
    >>
    >> The downside is, grapefruit causes adverse and potentially dangerous
    >> reactions with the statin drug I take for cholesterol. It's odd that of
    >> all the citrus fruit available, grapefruit is the only one I can't eat.

    >
    > Sonsabitches... Being a southern lady, I don't curse very often, since
    > I am a lady, and all. <snort! scratch>
    >
    > It is a shame you can't have grapefruit. The ruby reds are my favorite,
    > I had one this morning for breakfast. That, and a piece of fudge.
    >
    > Becca
    >
    >


    Yes, I really miss the grapefruit, but at least I can eat fudge, Becca. I
    love it, but I rarely make it. A friend of ours makes excellent fudge in
    several varieties and always provides some when she makes it. She doesn't
    like to bake and really isn't all that good at it, so I'm always dropping
    off baked goods to them when I bake. Seems a fair trade off. <g>

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 01 Jan 2009 09:04:09a, Becca told us...

    > Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    >
    >> I don't care all that much for grapefrut as a rule. What is the dif
    >> between Texas Rio and the regular grapefruit?
    >>
    >> Michael

    >
    > The Texas Rio are ruby red grapefruit, they are juicy and sweet. Trucks
    > would bring them in from the Rio Grande valley and they would sell them
    > in our parking lot at work. We would be in the kitchen, eating them,
    > while standing over garbage cans and sinks, because they were so juicy.
    > We were such ladies.


    Just part of your Southern charm, Becca. <g>


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    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Hey, BARB! was: Those Texas Rio grapefruits

    "Nancy Young" wrote:
    > Can't get enough of them. �Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.


    Not quite sure what you mean saying "Can't get enough of them" and
    then "I can't stand grapefruit".

    I love grapefruit, I peel em and eat em like an orange, I love all
    citrus... I wish that citrus would grow up here in cold north country,
    I'd want a few of each... and I love kumquat... candied kumquats on
    'nilla ice cream was my standard Chinese restuarnt dessert... even
    love how the word rolls off my tongue! hehe

    Hey, Barb:
    http://www.girlontherocks.com/knit/b...uat-marmalade/



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    Janet Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > I used to make a fabulous grapefruit meringue pie that you probably
    > would have liked. I really miss that. Very prety, too, using the
    > ruby red grapefruit. The filling is a very pale almost ice looking
    > pink.


    Omigod that sounds FABULOUS! I love grapefruit ice, also. For those who
    don't want to make it, one of the local supermarkets--probably Shaws
    Inspiration brand--has a great pink grapefruit sorbet.



  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Those Texas Rio grapefruits

    In article <32X6l.132654$[email protected]>,
    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    >
    > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.
    >
    > nancy


    They are wonderful. :-) Nowhere near the same fruit as "common"
    grapefruits!
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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> news:32X6l.132654$Xy3.31516
    > @newsfe01.ams2: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > Can't get enough of them. Too bad they are only available
    > > for a short time ... around here, anyway.
    > >
    > > The funny thing is that I can't stand grapefruit.

    >
    > I don't care all that much for grapefrut as a rule. What is the dif
    > between Texas Rio and the regular grapefruit?
    >
    > Michael


    Flavor and color. There is a world of difference. :-)
    They are sweeter for a start,
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