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  1. Indian Summer

    What is the blue or grey dust on plums and grapes?

    I was a bit worried yesterday when I was eating a plum and discovered it had a lot of blue-grey dust stuck to the skin. Today I had been sent yet another plum in my lunch pack which had the same blue-grey dust. So I decided to search the Internet and found this: Glaucous - Wikipedia So there...
  2. T

    What's in your Garden?

    My peach tree has blossoms on it- hopefully we won't have a late freeze which kills them and prevents any fruit from happening. It seems I finally have the knack for growing garlic: the cloves I planted last fall have sprouted and are growing strong. My 3 jalapeno pepper plants, which I took...
  3. Indian Summer

    Health & Medicine Scientists recommend 10 portions of fruit and veg a day

    More: Meet the people who eat 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day (24. Feb. 2017) See also: Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death (23. Feb. 2017)
  4. MadamSarcastra

    "Imperfect" Produce & Food Waste

    I just copied & pasted my post from the chat thread. I figured this deserved its very own. :) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I'm fascinated with ugly veggies. :D Recently reread a Nat Geo article...