April 22 2014, 1pm
I love you so much. I keep having people tell me “but frozen doesn’t have as many nutrients as fresh!!” but I never thought of them degrading while on the shelf before
Yep. Look at it this way: while the fresh veggies are going through the process of being cleaned, waxed, and packaged and THEN shipped all over to be put on display for days, the to-be-frozen ones are just chopped up, tossed in a bag and frozen, and remain frozen through their shipping and storage and display. And of course freezing arrests decay, so the frozen veggies are often healthier than fresh in the store.
You can do better than both of these if you garden, go to a u-pick farm, or go to a farmer’s market where everything was picked the day before, but if these aren’t options and you want to maximize budget and nutrition, frozen’s the way to go. (And if you open the bags carefully so just one end’s open, you can then wash the empties and reuse them for anything you need a plastic bag for—just close with a rubber band or twist tie.)
Sounds like I’ll be buying more frozen veg! Nothing makes me sadder than veggies rotting away in my fridge or counter from me not having the time to cook them before their lifespan was up…thanks for the tip!
April 22 2014, 12pm
Today is April uh…22nd, and the time is 12:42pm. I haven’t been keeping up on this because there’s not many exciting things to post! I do have a wild and crazy June coming up, so that’ll make it better.
I am enjoying my new favorite iced coffee. Made from home, no less! After countless trial and errors, good drinks and bad drinks, I think I finally figured out how I like my coffee:
In a large, tall glass:
- Dark roast (Sumatra blend today, one of my favorites)
- Splash of vanilla syrup
- Drizzle of caramel sauce
I love mixing caramel and vanilla together - they compliment each other so well. Other than that, no extra sugar, and no milk, either. I’m finding adding milk to my coffee is just ruining it…and let me tell you, I don’t like black coffee normally. I do like cream, but our skim milk really ruins the taste in the end.
Added the sweetness first, then filled with ice. Slowly poured hot coffee over the ice (which was brewed super strong, for melting reasons)…and after, just added more ice to the top. Stirred up and man, this is refreshing!
My moka coffee maker is amazing guys *_*
Sad that the only reason I’m posting is to blab about coffee. BUT GUYS. COFFEE.