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TofuXPress, Bluapple, and Superbowl Thoughts {and giveaway}

Posted Feb 06 2013 9:58am

I have two companies/products to share with you today, BluApple and TofuXPress, and then some of my thoughts about the Superbowl.

First, if you are a fan of tofu, you really should check out TofuXPress – it really can’t get any easier to press out water and firm up your tofu.  You just put in the block of tofu, press down the spring controlled lid, and let it do it’s thing!  I haven’t tried making cheeses with it yet, but think I really should!

Blueapple is a really novel idea – I hate wasting produce, as I’m sure you all do too.  Nothing worse than spending your money on healthy fruits and veggies to then discover they went bad on you!  So frustrating!  These little blue-colored apple-shaped balls help to prolong your produce and keep your fruit fresh.  I’ve been testing them out, and they do really seem to work!  They are inexpensive as well.



Here is a little more about BluApple:

“Ethylene gas is given off by all living plants, especially by fruits, vegetables and flowers, and acts as a chemical signal to speed up the ripening process.  The release of this gas is thought to be a mechanism by which plants promote uniform ripening or opening, etc.   In nature, the uniformity of these events attracts the maximum number of pollinators or seed disseminators, such as birds and insects. At home, however, when you store your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ethylene gas builds up. As a result the ripening process is accelerated too quickly.   This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!

The Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize ethylene gas buildup.  The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical, but only absorbs, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area.  The Bluapple is not a “magic” pill, but a scientific and essential part of keeping produce fresh.   When produce was cheap, no one cared, but as prices have risen, it became apparent that a very beneficial product for the home could make a huge difference.

There are three key elements to long produce life: a) temperature – keeping produce cold; b) humidity – using vented plastic bags to keep a moist, but not wet environment; c) ethylene gas management – using the Bluapple.  Disruption of any one of these elements will cause premature spoilage.”


The BluApple comes with a money-back guarantee, uses proven science-based technology, and is available nationwide at Whole Foods, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, and other retailers.

Did you watch the Superbowl?  (is that a silly question – I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t)  I’m really not a huge football fan, and really didn’t care who won, but it’s the Superbowl, so I watched it, and even got quite into it in the second half when it started to get more interesting (game wise).  But the thing that irks me is the commercials and half-time show.  I know I may be viewed as a prude for saying this (though, really, I think we all would or should agree on some of this for sure), but all the inuendo and sexual references, subtle and downright in your face, necessary??  Whatever happened to blushing and being ashamed?  I just caught a glimpse of the half-time show, and was basically stunned….not that I really didn’t expect it to be a bit raunchy, but not that much!  Would you want to watch something like that with impressionable children?  With anyone, really.  And the real kicker…would you watch it if Jesus were sitting on the couch next to you?  Wow, that’s a humbling thought.  I’ve heard others say the same thing – the Superbowl is not late night television – it’s primetime (well here on the East Coast…but started in the afternoon out West!) We shouldn’t have to turn the channel or cover eyes when watching a family-friendly sporting event on televsion.  I guess I expect too much – I just wished we had a bit more decency and wouldn’t spew trash on screens for all to see until we become accostomed to it and think it’s the norm.  Oh, how far we’ve …descended, and I don’t know if anyone else feels the same way, but it makes me sick, sad, and scared.  Scared for the future – that absolutely nothing will be off limits, too risque, or too embarrassing to showcase to all ages.

I don’t mean for this to be criticizing of anyone if you thoroughly enjoyed the commercials and half-time show.  These are just my personal convictions.  I did think some commercials were funny, and this commercial was one that made me laugh!  (see – you don’t have to degrade yourself/others to get a laugh)


Oh yeah… did I mention a giveaway??  ;)

BluApple would like to give 3 of you your own BluApple pack (US/Canada).  Enter below.


*Disclaimer:  I was given product for review purposes, and was under no obligation to give  a favorable review or giveaway.

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