For Your Information…Posted: July 10, 2008
Sorry about missing last week everyone (everyone who cares, that is). I’ll try to make this week extra informative to make up for it. Here goes:
*Kjirstin, the three year old I’m nannying for this summer has a special skill: she can force herself to vomit if I have the audacity to have her try something new… like a banana cookie. Note to self: put carpet cleaner on speed dial.
*Soaking your cut up onion in water for fifteen minutes and then draining it will remove the bite.
*Add a dash of lemon juice to your soups. The acidity will cause all other flavors to pop and you really shouldn’t notice the lemon except maybe if you have a crazy fine tuned palate.
*Find yourself bloated? Try eating watermelon, asparagus, celery, grapefruit or cucumber. They’re natural diuretics and can help you de-puffify. Avoid artificial sweetener (gross!) and carbonated beverages and you will cut down on how much you puff up in the first place!
*Lemons contain more natural sugars than a strawberry.
*Over 500,000,000 snails are consumed in France annually. Again, gross!
*Secret ingredient in dynamite? Peanuts!
Your turn! What do you know?