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Bananarama

August 16, 2012

Bananas are high in potassium, and are a great portable snack. They also have lots of other uses that go way beyond food.

Can’t get that pesky splinter out?

Press a banana peel onto the affected area and the nutrients will help ease the splinter out.

Take a shine to it:

Rub the inside of a banana peel onto silver or leather in place of store bought toxic cleaners, and buff with a clean cloth.

Brighten your smile:

Bananas are helpful in removing stains from  your teeth.  Massage your teeth with the inside of the banana peel for several minutes at a time, 3 times per week and watch the sparkle come back to your smile.

Want the peels and don’t want to waste the fruit?
Freeze the bananas and puree them in the blender for a soft serve ice cream alternative. Or dip them in chocolate first and enjoy them as a frozen treat.

Photo: Glasshouse Images

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Happy Belated Birthday Julia!

August 16, 2012

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”

― Julia ChildMy Life in France

Yesterday would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday.

She left behind a legacy including cookbooks, television shows and most importantly, the idea that cooking is a creative pursuit.  I believe that any vaguely intelligent person can read a recipe and prepare a meal. But to be a really great cook, one must find joy in the process, and have the courage to experiment.

Thank you Julia, for inspiring me and the legions of people who mastered the art of cooking because of you.

Happy Birthday!

photo: Glasshouse Images


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