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Old 08-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #271
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+1 How long? I'm thinking "toaster oven" to get the job done. Can I toss them in the freezer after they cool? I'm guessing yes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #272
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Even that recipe won't get me to eat okra. Along with oatmeal.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:06 AM   #273
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Even that recipe won't get me to eat okra. Along with oatmeal.
S'ok... more for me.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:07 AM   #274
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Even that recipe won't get me to eat okra. Along with oatmeal.
I don't blame you..I like okra but not with my oatmeal.
Sorry..I couldn't resist..
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I don't blame you..I like okra but not with my oatmeal.
Sorry..I couldn't resist..


I wondered what oatmeal had to do with oatmeal.
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I'm so disappointed. I sliced up a beautiful cuke for dipping in Ranch, cut off and discarded both ends, took a bite and it was disgustingly, inedibly bitter. Even the center was horrid. I'd had some cukes where the ends were bitter, but nothing like this. Did some research, it could be due to the temperature fluctuations or inconsistent watering. I've kept up with the watering, but not a lot I can do about the temps. The cukes are coming on fast and furious, hope the others aren't this nasty!
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I'm so disappointed. I sliced up a beautiful cuke for dipping in Ranch, cut off and discarded both ends, took a bite and it was disgustingly, inedibly bitter. Even the center was horrid. I'd had some cukes where the ends were bitter, but nothing like this. Did some research, it could be due to the temperature fluctuations or inconsistent watering. I've kept up with the watering, but not a lot I can do about the temps. The cukes are coming on fast and furious, hope the others aren't this nasty!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #278
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I'm so disappointed. I sliced up a beautiful cuke for dipping in Ranch, cut off and discarded both ends, took a bite and it was disgustingly, inedibly bitter. Even the center was horrid. I'd had some cukes where the ends were bitter, but nothing like this. Did some research, it could be due to the temperature fluctuations or inconsistent watering. I've kept up with the watering, but not a lot I can do about the temps. The cukes are coming on fast and furious, hope the others aren't this nasty!
Many years ago someone told me that if you rub the ends with the cut off end it helps to remove the bitterness. I have no idea if it is true or not. But I just do it out of habit by now. I am not even sure I believe it. Sounds dumb to me. Just one of those old wives tales.
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Many years ago someone told me that if you rub the ends with the cut off end it helps to remove the bitterness. I have no idea if it is true or not. But I just do it out of habit by now. I am not even sure I believe it. Sounds dumb to me. Just one of those old wives tales.
That's funny, Addie, that was one of the recs on one of the sites I looked at! They also called it an old wive's tale.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #280
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Hello, all!! I think the hot dry weather this year causes cukes to be more bitter, even tho we water them. We had some bitter ones, but it seems the smaller ones are better tasting.
The plants even look yellowed now; we did plant more, and hopefully with the cooler weather now, they will be a bit sweeter.

I had better luck with the burpless ones, but this year only planted straight 8's.
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