Staying the Course -- 05/27/2019

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Superbob

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Good new week, fellow Coursers. Hope those among us in the USA had a memorable Memorial Day.

It is insanely hot here in Southeast USA right now -- big high pressure system blocking any rain and sending temps up over 100F. Dawgwalking done at dusk now, but heat index still pushing 90 then. Whew!

Not much new from me right now -- just trying to hunker down and survive the heat while still getting some exercise.

Hope to hear from y'all!

Cheers,

Superbob
 

Gordo60

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Hi Bob / Gang,

The combination of a simple circuit of 5 minutes on the exercise bike then a set of 20 goblet squats (no rest in between) repeated for 20 - 30 minutes is working well. It has taken away the boredom of doing a non-stop 30 minute session on the stationary bike but still provides a great aerobic workout.

Plodding away with high rep weight training to keep things safe.

Trying to lose a bit around the middle but eating too much home grown fruit especially custard apples. Here a pic of a small amount of fruit off the tree. These are my favourite fruit so the greedy part of me is determined to eat everyone on the tree:

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Superbob

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Wow, custard apples are completely new to me. Quick google research further confirms they are delicious and nutritious. I gather they're big in Australia and I see Thailand also mentioned. In the USA, some are grown in southern California and Hawaii, but are not standard fare in grocery stores around the country. Can special-order them. Thanks, Gordo -- as usual your post is very informative.(y)
 

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Custard apples sound delicious! Wish they grew around here. We just returned from northern Wisconsin, and unlike Superbob’s weather, it was chilly! My exercise was confined to household cleaning,
necessary after major repairs to the house were finally finished. Last fall a thirty foot pine fell on the house and caused extensive damage. This trip was to check on the contractor’s work and get the house back in order. No rest for the weary; we have a busy week ahead. Hubby has a CT scan on Wednesday, TEE on Thursday, and cardiac ablation on Tuesday. Not fun but necessary. I hope everyone’s week is less hectic than ours!
 

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Duffey, as I recall, your Bob's situation is quite complex. Just want you to know I am sending best thoughts, vibes, and prayers for him and you and your family. Keep us posted. And I hope the work on the house is not too tiring.

And if you get hold of any of those custard apples, let me know! (Maybe ought to send several bushels of them to the Cardinals. Salsa evidently is not helping this season.)
 

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I've never seen nor heard of custard apples until this thread ! They certanly don't grow in the UK ! Must be too cold here for them.
 

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I've never seen nor heard of custard apples until this thread ! They certanly don't grow in the UK ! Must be too cold here for them.
Words can’t describe how nice these taste. Sweet, juicy, few seeds, like creamy custard mixed with a little cooked apple sauce. The variety we grow, Pink Mammoth, can get very large, have very few seeds and minus any grittiness near the skin like some other varieties.

There’s now a red skinned, pink fleshed custard apple become available here, hard to get, with more of a fruit salad custard flavour.

All these only grow in warmer climates.

Other unusual fruit we grow in our sub tropical climate include Chocolate Pudding Fruit which has the texture and flavour of chocolate mousse:

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And Jaboticaba that tastes like a cross between black muscatel grapes and Lychees. This is a picture of a much older tree than ours. We have nine of them as they’re perfect for making excellent home made red wine:

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Duffey

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Words can’t describe how nice these taste. Sweet, juicy, few seeds, like creamy custard mixed with a little cooked apple sauce. The variety we grow, Pink Mammoth, can get very large, have very few seeds and minus any grittiness near the skin like some other varieties.

There’s now a red skinned, pink fleshed custard apple become available here, hard to get, with more of a fruit salad custard flavour.

All these only grow in warmer climates.

Other unusual fruit we grow in our sub tropical climate include Chocolate Pudding Fruit which has the texture and flavour of chocolate mousse:

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And Jaboticaba that tastes like a cross between black muscatel grapes and Lychees. This is a picture of a much older tree than ours. We have nine of them as they’re perfect for making excellent home made red wine:

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You had me at chocolate pudding fruit . . .
 

Gordo60

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Gordo, stop teasing us. The chocolate thingy looks like a photoshopped rock melon. Did Willie Wonka move to Queensland?
We grow rock melons as well.

As for chocolate pudding fruit (real name is Black Sapote) I’ll think of you next time we make this. The coconut cream can be replaced with low fat coconut flavoured evaporated milk if desired:

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