Thursday, July 10, 2014

Food for Thhought : Fruits & Vegetables

We are told to eat our fruits and vegetables, but you know the difference? Many times we lump these into the same category, without identifying or noting each category’s unique properties. A fruit is the part of the plant that develops from a flower and contains the seeds while the other parts of the plants, such as stems, leaves and roots are vegetables. Here are a few tips to help you vary your fruits and vegetables of all kinds:
1 .    Technically cucumbers, peppers and squash are fruits. They are also in season now. Sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and squash make a great afternoon snack. Try dipping them in hummus or a low-fat dressing.

2 .   Stem vegetables such as celery are wonderful sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals. They can help your digestion and help you feel full longer.

3 .   Cauliflower and broccoli are considered vegetables. They both contain vitamin C and vitamin K. Try substituting shredded broccoli stalks for cabbage in coleslaws. Both cauliflower and broccoli make healthy compliments to any entrĂ©e.

Words Of Wisdom :
"Some men are assholes and some men are cowards. What they both have in common is that both just stops talking to you, for no reason other than that they are assholes and cowards."

"If nobody spoke unless they had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech."

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."

Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and
put it back in your pocket.

Silence and smile are two powerful words. Smile is the way to solve many problems and Silence is the way to avoid many problems

"My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!"

"True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together."

A very proud grandpoppa G.


  1. Howdy Dad,
    Great post , lots of people don't know the difference between some fruits and vegetables . I will add tomatoes to your fruit list .
    Dad , I like your Ha Ha !! I will borrow it some time if I may , your darling son said Jonny found you the Ha Ha and you did it all by yourself , I am so proud , Waiting for your next installment .
    Your loving Daughter

    1. My dear daughter,
      You are just too kind , I like to write about things that appeals to your readers , I will be in DC , I hope you do not forget your laptop , I have my installments for the next 3 weeks ready to go .
      Our Jonny is getting to be quite the computer whiz like his daddy . I was surprise when Gil told him to set up the screen for the video conference call and he did without a hitch .
      Love you daughter Dad

  2. Poppa, we know fruits from vegetables , we love them both . We have lots of fruits and vegetables growing in the garden uncle Chris plant a big watermelon patch , we have all types of food growing , Jerry saw a worm on a tomato bush and start jumping up and down , Jerry is so funny . Jenny told aunt Mae she hope a worm do not get after her and Jerry because he will run and leave her . Jenny is funny like daddy . poppa we are so glad Jonny found the ha ha for you . We like the post and the wise words . love you poppa and aunt Mamie made grape ice cream . she told MeMa she made a lot of it because she know you and uncle Harvey will be over to get it . we will be waiting for you with the bowls . Take Man and Bubba so they can kiss her .
    Wrote by Sha

    1. My dear Grands ,
      I know you all know your fruits and vegetables and also your nuts , but there are so many people that do not . Kids , Jerry has learned a lot of things since he came to live with us , but the most important thing is he is happy and loved .The Ice cream was so good , the first grape ice cream I had . I will leave Man and Bubba at home they make to much noise >I do so love all of you.

  3. G.
    It's so nice that you are educating people on the difference between fruits and vegetables . You don't have to worry about Chris ,Nita's or your kids , those devils will eat anything .
    I will say you are doing a good service and having fun . Jonny's Ha Ha is adorable , I like the one he found for Nee's birthday , I was so pleased Nita posted it for them . They are so sweet when they are asleep .
    Later Buddy

    1. My Lovely Joanna ,
      Since living here , I learned you start training a child when he or she take their first solid food and it will last them a lifetime .
      I am trying my sweet lady to help all I can .
      Joanna , you write articles and editorials for the 'Forum' , maybe you could help write some for 'The Genie' and 'Witchy' . Gil said that was one hellva editorial you wrote about what is going on around town and the Louisiana government ( 7-8-14 edition). If you do I will wear my speedos for you (laughing my butt off) Thank you for liking my Ha Ha , Jonny is going places .
      Our grands is great is they not .
      Later Joanna

  4. Hey dad ,
    Good going old man , I do so have to agree you are getting good .
    Your humble son

    1. Son ,
      Thanks ever so much , it means a lot coming from you , but you my son is the best I had and I will never be able to top that .

  5. Mr. G.
    You learn something new every day . I did not know cucumbers , peppers and squash was fruits , I did know tomatoes was a fruit . Your words of wisdom is a great pick me up . I was away for a few weeks , my wife had death in her family (her father) he was 92 , active and was not sick just went to sleep quietly .
    Ardis Whittin

  6. Ardis ,
    How nice to hear from you . Glad to have you back .
    My sincere condolences to you , your wife and family on the lost of her father .
    I am happy you enjoyed this post , I am here each Thursday and on Maxy each Sunday .
    Thanks again .


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