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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Who the idiot was that decided it was a good thing to put stick on labels on fresh vegetables and fruit that do not simply wash off ! Some you just can`t peel off and have to be cut off ! Try making stuffed bell peppers with a hole in the bottom !
     
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    :snicker: :rofl::smt044

    That makes the 2 of us!

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    Put a little cooking oil on the label. it will dissolve the adhesive if it won't come off. I have never had a label make a hole that big though. only the skin came off.
     
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    S-H Young Pine

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    How about using some steam on it, to loosen the adhesive? I just thought about it now...

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    mart Hardy Maple

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    I have tried the cooking oil ! Bell peppers are not that thick and trying to just peel the skin ain`t easy !
    If they were smart enough they would put the labels on the top collar by the stem,, it is cut off anyway ! May try the steam but when I want to cook dinner is a lot of trouble just to get the water boiling to do something that simple !
     
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    S-H Young Pine

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    How about keeping a dedicated surgical scalpel, just for cleanly scraping off the stubborn labels?

    Just another idea...

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    Of course, the ultimate solution is to grow your own bell peppers. As nature thankfully doesn't put any labels on them, (yet).

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    I hate stickers on all the fruits and vegetables! Really truly I do
     
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    SH, how wonderful when the Bell peppers actually grow abundantly.
    Usually we have them to share, but not this year. I either use the edge of a sharp paring knife to remove labels or my fingernail.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Well,, when we had our garden of course I grew my own ! But now I am limited to a few containers !
     
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    The labels are for the convenience of the supermarket, not for customers. Our market has egg shaped stickers that can be easily peeled off if you start at the narrow front end. Just one more example of modern life!
     
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    Great posting, Toni !!

    Jane, Good tip. However I would like to add that when peeling boiled eggs, I start peeling at the pointy end or sometimes in the middle, but still have a heck of a time getting the job done without making a complete pig's ear of the affair. I sometimes get the urge to fling the egg at the wall....know waddah mean, Vern?
     
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    LOL Sjoerd, your Bride might fling the pail and sponge at you. There are ways of boiling eggs which make peeling easier.
     
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    I don't find hard boiled eggs appealing. ;)
     
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    Chuckle.
    I'm told a difficult-to-peel hard boiled egg is a sign that the egg is really fresh. Any egg growers know if this is so?
     
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