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Old 06-19-2011, 10:23 AM   #31
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In earlier discussions it has been suggested a dip in water with a small amount of bleach will sanitize greens and the exteriors of foods such as melons. Sounds good to me.
Bleach? On food? Makes sense when I think about it. And it would rinse right off.
I wonder if dipping them in the neighbor's pool would have the same effect...

That said, do YOU dip all your produce in chlorinated water?

Thanks for the suggestions on the ice cream and smoothies. I was thinking ice cream or sorbet when PF mentioned sorbet. I might just make up a cantaloupe smoothie for lunch.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #32
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Bleach? On food? Makes sense when I think about it. And it would rinse right off.
I wonder if dipping them in the neighbor's pool would have the same effect...

That said, do YOU dip all your produce in chlorinated water?

Thanks for the suggestions on the ice cream and smoothies. I was thinking ice cream or sorbet when PF mentioned sorbet. I might just make up a cantaloupe smoothie for lunch.

Yes, dipping them in your neighbor's pool would do the trick. Pools are chlorinated to sanitize them.

I have used bleach on occasion but not usually.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:36 AM   #33
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I have used bleach on occasion but not usually.
That was my point.
Probably something that should be done, but the majority don't.
And then there are cities who pump chlorinated water to their customers... probably not enough to do any good against e colli on produce though.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #34
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Sparrowgrass has the right idea.

For the best cantaloupe in the pile, sniff the stem end. The best tasting will have a strong sweet smell like a melon perfume. If it's got that perfume, it will taste great.
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Good tip. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #36
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'm coming in at the end here and didn't read all the posts,so here is what happens here. DH cuts the melon in half scoops ou the seeds and goop then he fills his half with vanilla ice cream and digs in he loves it this way. He leaves me a half but it's seldom that I get it. I lvoe it in salad or cut into bite sized pieces and mixed with avocado and cucumber and dressed with evoo and white balsamic,
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That's a great idea using it as an ice cream bowl, Kades.
Thanks!
It would probably be good with that whipped cream I made last night, too.
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That's a great idea using it as an ice cream bowl, Kades.
Thanks!
It would probably be good with that whipped cream I made last night, too.
I'd love it with real whipped cream YUM
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For disinfecting purposes...one capful of bleach to a gallon of water is the appropriate mixture. Dunk rinse and be happy!

As for buying cantaloupe and strawberries...If I walk by and can't smell them from three feet away, I don't even stop.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #40
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I love cantaloupe. My wife likes it sliced and cubed, and stored in bite-sized chunks, in tupperware bowls. I like to slice a single wedge from the melon, and simply scrape the seeds into the compost pile, along with the goop. I then eat it like I would a slice of watermelon, ice cold and yummy. To store the remaining melon, I simply place in a large ziplock bag, remove as much air as I can, and place in the fridge.

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