Thursday, April 09, 2015

Thursday Thirteen #390

Thirteen things in my refrigerator -

1. Blackstrap molasses. This is a dark, viscous molasses. The namem is an Americanism dating from the 1870s. First known use is in a book by detective Allan Pinkerton in 1877. Unlike refined sugars, it contains significant amounts of vitamin B6 and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese; one tablespoon provides up to 20% of the recommended daily value of each of those nutrients. Blackstrap is also a good source of potassium. Blackstrap has long been sold as a dietary supplement, being touted as a health food or superfood. (From Wikipedia)

2. Hickory syrup. This is made from hickory tree bark as opposed to tapping a maple tree.

3. Blackberry Wine. I don't drink and someone gave me this bottle in 2012 when I received my masters degree. It has been in the refrigerator, unopened, ever since.

4. Bread and butter pickles. The only kind of pickles my husband will eat.

5. Peas. Green peas, to be precise, left over from supper last night.

6. Blackberry preserves. Goes good on bread or biscuits!

7. Grapes. Probably from Guatemala or someplace.

8. Eggs. They come from chickens!

9. Yogurt. I like the Fage brand best.

10. Aloe Vera Juice. I use this for my stomach. It tastes very tart and I usually drink about two measured ounces when I use it. I down it all at once.

11. Probiotic. Something to help combat the medication I take.

12. Black cherry concentrate. This is to help with my husband's gout. He says it works, though he prefers the actual juice. I keep this on hand in case he has a gout flare-up and we don't have any juice in the pantry.

13. Jasmine rice. I love the smell of this when it is cooking. However, this kind of rice is not the best for you, so we eat it sparingly. It has a high glycemic index.

You'd think I could have come up with something better for my 390th Thursday Thirteen. Oh well.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 390th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I have all of these except #2, 10, & 13. I will also say that I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar. Excellent for reducing inflammation all over the body.

  2. What an interesting fridge. Other than eggs and yogurt, I don't have any of these, though I do have uncooked Jasmine rice on the shelf.

  3. Pickles (dill), preserves and eggs can be found in my fridge, as well as peas -- in a tuna noodle casserole I made last night. My blooming T13

  4. You keep your black strap molasses in the fridge? I keep mine in the cupboard. It's pretty strong flavored, but I like it. Makes a fantastic replacement for honey, which isn't nearly as good for you as people would have you believe.

  5. I love blackstrap molasses in gingerbread. Can't do probiotics. It gives me bloat and pain.

  6. There are a lot of things in there that I don't have! i love it!

  7. There are a lot of things in there that I don't have! i love it!

  8. That bottle of Blackberry wine needs to be "examined"! It might be bad. I would be glad to taste test it for you!

  9. I love TT's like this one. Though I'm loathe to do it, because my refrigerator is nowhere near as healthful as yours and I'm afraid everyone will judge me.


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