Archives for: June 2008, 17
The last yearbook picture has been placed. Yesterday I happily delivered the last page designs to Fed Ex. It is the most creative yearbook I’ve ever worked on. That’s saying a lot - I’ve worked with yearbooks off and on since 1972. However, I’m very glad its finished and the pressure of the deadline is behind me.
I’ve written so many blogs in my head, and I’ve put none of them on computer. Some of them were pretty good – and most of them are completely forgotten. However I’ll do an abbreviated version of two BTD items that caught my attention while I was immersed in the yearbook.
I cannot figure out why pears are Super Beneficial for Hunters. I have always thought of pears as a “nothing fruit.” They’re sweet, but they don’t have much flavor. They have a texture like sand. It’s difficult to buy them because they are either too green or too ripe. To add to the confusion, they are black dot avoids for Gatherers. None-the-less, in my database that combines everything I know about the BTD and the GTD, I have them rated Super Beneficial for me, and I’ve tried to eat more of them.
Then one day when I was buying dried fruit for DD’s power bars, I saw dried pears. I picked them up. “Disgusting,” I thought, and put them down. I picked them up and put them back several times before they ended up in my cart. Surprise, surprise they are delicious. The flavor is concentrated in dried pears. They are chewy and much less sandy. Now my problem is not eating too many of them.
My Honorable Husband (Type A) had a set back and drank four sodas in one week. He paid for it with an upset stomach that lasted most of the next week. I was not a sympathetic wife. I laughed at him. I also e-mailed him this tid bit from the GenoType Daily, “Ever wonder why you shouldn't eat Teacher Toxins like cornstarch, sugar, and soda? It's because starches and simple sugars encourage microbial growth in your intestines, which can lessen the efficiency of your immune system.”
He loves sodas, and he doesn’t think it’s fair that club soda and seltzer water are beneficial to a Type O like me. Now that the weather is hot and dry, I’ve been indulging in more carbonated beverages. Knudsen spritzers (carbonated water and pure fruit juice) are delicious, but expensive. I like making my own soda beverages using fruit juice and plain club soda.
Because DD takes a shake made with fruit juice and egg white protein powder to work every day, we’ve been buying Dole 100% frozen juices. There are several flavors including raspberry and cranberry, which are beneficial for her.
I took some of her raspberry juice (which is neutral for me) and mixed it and a teaspoon of ginger juice in a glass of ice cold club soda. Raspberry ginger ale! It was fabulous.