Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday—G is for "grapefruit"

Why are they called grapefruit when
they don't look or taste anything like a grape?  
I've tried (because they do look so good),
but this is one of the few foods—
along with mushrooms and anything
completely disgusting (like tripe or haggis)—
that I'd
just as soon not eat, thank you.

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  1. I like the contrast between the green/chartreuse skins and ruby-colored pulp.

    Following your apt line of reasoning shouldn’t pink grapefruit more appropriately be called roséfruit? I just read here that grapefruit is called such because, like grapes, it grows in clusters. Really? Hmm. Maybe so. At least sometimes.

    I discovered ginger bug maybe a year or so ago. Once the ginger bug was going I dumped fruit juice in a gallon glass jar like this and added about a ladle-full of ginger bug. It’s “fuzzy” and fermenting within a day or so. When the juice in the gallon jar is down enough to add more fruit juice I add juice. I never add more ginger bug. This has been continuously working for more than a year.

    I added fermented pineapple juice to a flip-top bottle but kept it out warm a day too long without burping the bottle. It exploded during the night, blowing the bottom of the bottle clean off and shooting up like a rocket, nearly punching a hole in a 20-foot cathedral ceiling. I don’t use flip-top bottles anymore.

    To make the ginger bug I just used a smaller glass jar and sliced chunks off ginger roots (organic is probably best) and added water and sugar, repeating the process for 5 days to a week. Voila. No big deal. No need to measure, really. Just keep the three ingredients more or less equal.

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I really tried to use grapefruit juice once in a while but haven’t now for the longest time. Maybe again soon, though, ha ha.

  2. I love grapefruit juice on warm summer days!
    Thanks for your contribution.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  3. I love grapefruit, but can't eat when taking statins for cholesterol.


  4. Funny, I had a dream about having a grapefruit tree out in front of my house last night. I tried to pick one, but didn't get it cut open before I woke up. - Margy

  5. It is good for health I have heard!
    Looks juicy!
    Happy ABCW!

  6. Oh I really like grapefruit!!
    They are really pretty tool

  7. Looks pretty enough. I haven't sampled it so cannot vouch for the taste.


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