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It looks like a rutabaga to me, but if you don't recognize it then perhaps not.

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25 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I'm with @Smithy.  Looks like jicama to me.

 

Way too dense for jicama . Our street fruit vendors sell jicama, cucucumber, pineapple and melon in a cup for refreshing nibbling.


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Five threats to US food supply chains

  1. Virus outbreaks at food plants
  2. Agricultural reliance on guest workers
  3. Supply chain mismatches
  4. Increased food insecurity
  5. Crunch on delivery capacity
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I am disabled.

I collect a monthy disability benefit.

I also receive $145 a month in SNAP benefits.

Luckily, I'm able to squeeze a penny till Lincoln farts — I can make the money go a long way — so I have no complaints about the amount I get, unlike some folks I know.

One problem in the time of a pandemic is the inability to order groceries for pickup or delivery, which means I'm forced to enter a store.

Walmart is the exception, I can order for pickup using SNAP — but the lead time is currently about 6 days, which means that they'll likely be out of stuff and I'll have to enter the store anyway to search for replacements.

And so it goes! :S

 

ETA: During the months of March and April, NYS upped my SNAP $49 per month, total $98 more than usual.

 


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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it!

 

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2 hours ago, weinoo said:

Rutabaga?

That’s my bet.  Just a big ass turnip when all is said and done. 

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Exactly what I was going to suggest. Almost an apple-ish taste? Shred it; it makes great slaw.

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matchsticks fry up nice in a pan

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If it's rutabaga, it'll have a brassica-type smell and a raw rutabaga taste. xD

I use it a lot, it is, compared to potatoes, relatively low in carbohydrates.


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Coronavirus at meatpacking plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds

"And while experts say the industry has thus far maintained sufficient production despite infections in at least 2,200 workers at 48 plants,

there are fears that the number of cases could continue to rise and that meatpacking plants will become the next disaster zones."


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Am I thinking clearly?

I want to make homemade bleach wipes for wiping down food packaging, etc.

It's said that a fresh solution should only be used.

The recommendation is 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water.

That's way too big of a batch!

1/3 cup equals 5.333 tablespoons, so, 5 tablespoons plus one ~teaspoon.

So, for a quart+ of solution it would be 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon bleach to one 1 quart of water or 2 teaspoons of bleach to 1 pint of water for a pint+ batch!?

I have early onset dementia so I don't always think clearly.

:huh:

 

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Picked up my curbside order this morning.  There were three other cars waiting.

My order was complete although I had allowed a few subs,

‘Hey, I was thrilled overall.as I got the white flour and baking powder that wasn’t available last week.

I’m pretty much well-stocked for the next couple of weeks.


 

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31 minutes ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

Am I thinking clearly?

I want to make homemade bleach wipes for wiping down food packaging, etc.

It's said that a fresh solution should only be used.

The recommendation is 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water.

That's way too big of a batch!

1/3 cup equals 5.333 tablespoons, so, 5 tablespoons plus one ~teaspoon.

So, for a quart+ of solution it would be 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon bleach to one 1 quart of water or 2 teaspoons of bleach to 1 pint of water for a pint+ batch!?

I have early onset dementia so I don't always think clearly.

:huh:

 

Mr. Kim (math guy - he does it for a living) and Alexa agree that you are correct.  1 qt. + 1T and 1t. is the correct solution.  

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@SLB, I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing people is hard, harder when it seems unnecessary. 🙁

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5 minutes ago, TdeV said:

 

Thanks, that's consistant with what I calculated for a pint (2 cups) — 2 teaspoons per pint.


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22 minutes ago, Kim Shook said:

I want to make homemade bleach wipes for wiping down food packaging, etc.

 

I'll buy some cheap dishclothes at Walmart.

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it!

 

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it!

 

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4 hours ago, heidih said:

 

Way too dense for jicama . Our street fruit vendors sell jicama, cucucumber, pineapple and melon in a cup for refreshing nibbling.

 

Yeah - it's a rutabaga. The skin is slightly reddish under all that, ummm, storage stuff. I'd for sure know a jicama - I lived in California for a long time!

 

Anyway, turnips, rutabaga, kohlrabi, radishes...I'm turning into both my Austrian and Polish grandmothers.

 

 

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1 hour ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

 

Thanks, that's consistant with what I calculated for a pint (2 cups) — 2 teaspoons per pint.

The other thing to remember is that chlorine evaporates pretty quickly, so you need to make up small batches daily.

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"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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14 minutes ago, chromedome said:

The other thing to remember is that chlorine evaporates pretty quickly, so you need to make up small batches daily.

 

Yeah, I mentioned that fresh batches are recommended.


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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it!

 

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6 hours ago, liuzhou said:

Sure rutabaga (or as I know it, 'neep'). All you need now is the haggis to make haggis, tatties and neeps. 🥂

 

 

 

We call them "Swedes"

 

eta: I thought neeps were turnips


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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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