Tuesday, March 06, 2012
During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles
can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within
20 minutes you can 'taste' it.
Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for everything from
chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've
never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time,
although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop
night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out
personally), put Vicks VapoRub generously on the soles of your feet,
cover with socks, and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5
minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100%
of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong
prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing
and comforting and they will sleep soundly.
Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking
about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due
to the chemicals in them. This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the
soles of the feet was found to be more effective than prescribed
medicines for children at bed time. In addition it seems to have a
soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to
My DH tried it on himself when he had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! He said that
it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped him, coughing stopped in a
few minutes. So he went from every few seconds of uncontrollable
coughing, he slept cough-free for hours every night he used it.
If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it
yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.
DON'T SHUN THIS ONE. TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A BAD COLD. THE
ONLY THING YOU CAN LOSE IS YOUR COUGH.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
The key to preventing moldy berries...
Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.
Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here is a tip I'm sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:
Wash them with vinegar.
When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.
You're so berry welcome!
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Easy cakes to make 3-2-1!
These individual little cakes are amazing
and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect
for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat
and calories that cake can have. Genius idea!
1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor
Makes 1 serving.
In a Ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together
and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take
out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and
mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe
container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have
your own instant individual little cake!
KEEP remaining cake mixture stored in the Ziploc bag
and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top
each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping
and/or some fresh fruit.
This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need
to remember is
3 tablespoons mix,
2 tablespoons water,
1 minute in the microwave!
TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple,
lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes HAS
to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice.
The flavor possibilities are endless!
The best thing is, you open both cake mixes into a gallon
storage bag, one that 'zip locks' or 'self-seals', or a
container that seals tightly, shake the two cake mixes to
blend and then make the recipe. Storage of mix is simple,
put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry.
Always remember, that one of the cake mixes MUST be
Angel Food. The other can be any flavor.
The Angel Food is the cake mix that has the eggs whites
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