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post #91 of 101

mimi, that kinda sounds good, albeit not being a fan of stewed tomatoes (my mother use to force us kids to eat them, ACK) but I might try that as part of my new try-it-you-may-like-it-made-a-different-way thinking...

post #92 of 101
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mimi, that kinda sounds good, albeit not being a fan of stewed tomatoes (my mother use to force us kids to eat them, ACK) but I might try that as part of my new try-it-you-may-like-it-made-a-different-way thinking...

 

:lips:

 

mimi

post #93 of 101

Its mucilage. I suspect it shares a common root word with mucous, it sure looks like it.  Mucilage is supposed to help with cholesterol. If you have room in the garden (its big) and a warm enough climate, its easy to grow, and produces like crazy. I grow it in Iowa zone 6.(the USDA has changed my zone to 5 actually but I'm not feeling it.)

 

PS I really had to restrain myself to not use that smiley face with the spray coming out of his nose.

post #94 of 101

Hubs #2 farms cotton and it was death to all okra plants (weeds to him).

Something about all the water being sucked up from the crop.

 

mimi

post #95 of 101
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Originally Posted by mtullius View Post
 

Its mucilage. I suspect it shares a common root word with mucous, it sure looks like it.  Mucilage is supposed to help with cholesterol. If you have room in the garden (its big) and a warm enough climate, its easy to grow, and produces like crazy. I grow it in Iowa zone 6.(the USDA has changed my zone to 5 actually but I'm not feeling it.)

 

PS I really had to restrain myself to not use that smiley face with the spray coming out of his nose.

 

Thanks for that bit of info.

Trying to get my lipds back closer to normal.

Have one more week before the repeat labs.

I really don't want to go on meds.

 

mimi

post #96 of 101

I have grown okra in MN zone 4, I did give it a head start and the plants were 2 feet tall when I transplanted them...

post #97 of 101
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I like okra and the slimy texture of it.  I grew up eating it stewed with tomatoes and onions in olive oil, served with crusty bread.  It's a comfort food.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #98 of 101
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I like okra and the slimy texture of it.  I grew up eating it stewed with tomatoes and onions in olive oil, served with crusty bread.  It's a comfort food.

 

Yes!

My sister has a trick where she steams the whole pods (small size) in a bit of vinegar and sugar,salt and pepper,

Virtually dries all the slime up.

Nice with fried catfish.

 

mimi

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Yes!

My sister has a trick where she steams the whole pods (small size) in a bit of vinegar and sugar,salt and pepper,

Virtually dries all the slime up.

Nice with fried catfish.

 

mimi

 

Ah, see I forgot to add that before I cook my okra I set it in a colander after and douse it with white vinegar and let it sit for a bit.  Then I rinse it off before I cook it.  I assume this has something to do with cutting the slime but I do it because that's what my mom does and frankly her braised okra are unbeatable.

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post #100 of 101

a few words from our gardening sponsors . . . .

 

okra

 

best picked when small.

big okra = big slime.

 

commercial "packers" working on pounds per hour are not concerned with okra size.

you get slimmed.

 

 

I garden.

I grow okra.

variety dependent, it can get quite large / tall.

it loves heat.

and as the heat sets in and it begins to bear fruit, okra needs to be picked daily.

big okra pods are not good okra pods.

 

which explains why so much of the commercial okra is soooooooooo bad - they want to "pick" / harvest a field once in one shot.  pick it all, never go back.

 

that theory does not work for a whole lotta stuff.

post #101 of 101
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Originally Posted by Dillbert View Post

a few words from our gardening sponsors . . . .

okra

best picked when small.
big okra = big slime.

commercial "packers" working on pounds per hour are not concerned with okra size.
you get slimmed.


I garden.
I grow okra.
variety dependent, it can get quite large / tall.
it loves heat.
and as the heat sets in and it begins to bear fruit, okra needs to be picked daily.
big okra pods are not good okra pods.

which explains why so much of the commercial okra is soooooooooo bad - they want to "pick" / harvest a field once in one shot.  pick it all, never go back.

that theory does not work for a whole lotta stuff.

Like asparagus.

mimi
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