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DARLENEK04
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5/6/13 8:22 P

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Almost back...motherinlaw had a stroke......has been in hospital and in rehab for a month.
I am too tired to pay attention....lol

As for the cucumber, I love them too, but I do have to add the Zuchinni is wonderful in
my book....can chop up in salads, grill or bake in many different ways, cut up in soup,
and gee, I guess you could pickle them with onions too....

I like to grill them in the oven with a little parmesan, salt & pepper sprinkled on the long
slice strips....great for a snack or side dish...

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5/6/13 12:30 A

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I like cucumbers with vinegar and onion too. I like cucumbers no matter what you do to them. Raw, salads, pickled the cucumber is good. I raise them every year. I put them up my garden fence, the plants grow better and the cucumbers are straighter. Also saves space in the garden

Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.


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DARLENEK04
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4/11/13 9:59 P

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Out for a few days due to family emergency with my motherinlaw...

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

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4/9/13 11:09 P

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mmmm LOVE cucs in vinegar and onion...YUMMY....


SHUT UP, GET OVER IT, AND JUST DO IT!
remember the excuses are what lead u here!!!
SO THERE IS NO REASON "WHY'


EVERYDAY IS A CHOICE..YOU CAN CHOOSE THE GOOD STUFF AND BE WHO U WISH U WERE OR U CAN MAKE BAD CHOICES AND KEEP ON WISHING....WHAT DO U CHOOSE SANDRA?





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Darlene I am with your son.

Chuck

1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
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**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


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DARLENEK04
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1/16/12 12:55 P

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I like cucumbers too, as long as I eat them early in the day.....mess with my tummy otherwise.
My son loves them in vinegar with onions.............

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
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Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

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I love the english cuke. Here is is wrapped in plasic. I know, plasic is not my favorite either. But, I feel better about it being okay to eat the skin.. They get to be 10 for $10 here at your Miejers store. They taste so fresh, even in January. I have some in my lunch today. I don't need anything on them. Just plain, good alone, a hint of the summer garden.


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JILLSMYTH
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6/14/10 9:36 A

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I knew there was a reason why I liked cucumbers so much!


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Loved the cucumber info. I kept checking the price and walking past them in the grocery store. Then I decided that was ridiculous, and started buying 2 each time I go. I slice them and use them for snacks, or to help fill my plate at meal time. I had no idea they held so many nutrients!

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LIZACARTER
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I picked up some seeds and fencing for them to vine on. Should have them planted this week. Whoohoo!

Making It Happen!

Someday I will....


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Find and share, Laura. That sounds wonderful!

Cucumbers, huh, I did not know. I may plant some in my backyard, I do love the little wonders. Liz

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Someday I will....


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Ya! I DID find a great recipe for Blueberry Zuchinni Bread. Now WHERE is it...?

~Laura

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DARLENEK04
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2/26/10 6:50 P

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Now, if someone would just come up with a list like
this for Zuchinni?????????????????????



If you always do what you've always done,
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Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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- Irish Proverb


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FIT_ARTIST
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Yeah! emoticon

~Laura

"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne

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2/26/10 1:48 P

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#11 is kind of hilarious though. One doesn't have gum or a breath mint to use at a business luncheon, but does have a cucumber to slice up and use. lol

Edited by: SPARQUEE at: 2/26/2010 (13:49)
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emoticon Who would have thought that cucmber could be used in so many ways! emoticon

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The Amazing Cucumber

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finished a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!


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What your mind believes, your body can achieve!

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Worry looks around.

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