I bought my first young coconut on Monday at 99 Ranch (Chinese market). 99 Ranch is about 1 mile away from my house; I can walk there easily. I haven’t been there for a while because I’ve been frequenting Han Kook (Korean market). They are both pretty cheap; sometimes Han Kook is cheaper which is why I’ve been going there. But cheaper is not always better (what?!). 99 Ranch apparently has much more selection. They have beets, kale, and young coconuts – Han Kook has none of these items. I think I’m officially a 99 Ranch convert.
This young coconut was $1.29. Compare that to $1.99 at Whole Foods! Yes, I have problems spending money. No, I don’t want to change. Thanks a lot, Dad. (I actually am thankful – I’m pretty good at being frugal now.)
I followed Gena’s instructions, chopping off the pointy bit and whacking out a square (or circle?) on top.
Then I drank the juice – heavenly.
I saved the coconut meat (so easy to scoop out) to make raw ice cream, but since I don’t have a blender and my food processor can’t handle ice, I decided to just go at it plain. Why not, right? It’s a killer snack/dessert/whatever.
Even Bobby liked it plain, though he stopped after one bite – he’s not a dessert/sweets person. I finished it up.
This was the last juice I made with beet greens (all out now!):
- GREEN: 1 whole cucumber, a whole bunch of celery, beet greens
- FUN: 1/4 grapefruit, 1/2 lemon, 2 knobs of ginger (sorry Clare! I love this word)
I should ask Whole Foods or 99 Ranch if they can give me the greens for free. I bet they just throw them out – what a waste!
I have a confession for today, Justine-style: I am an exclamation mark addict. Every time that I post I have to go back through what I wrote and get rid of them. (Yes, there were more before I hit publish. Like that period at the end of the previous sentence. D’oh. <– former exclamation mark.)
What’s your secret?
(Word post – color terms over time. Kinda cool.)