Need To Know Info on Onions – A Must Read!

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I got this email about onions a while back and I wanted to share it with you. I think it is important to pass this info. along.

ONIONS

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people, there was a Doctor who visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it, and many died.

The doctor came upon one farmer, and to his surprise, everyone in the household was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one, and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work… (And no, she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year, and we never got the flu. If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case….Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions!!!

Now there is a P.S. To this, for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues.. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmer’s story….but I do know that I contracted pneumonia, and needless to say I was very ill. I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion. Put one end on a fork, and then place the forked end into an empty jar…placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs. Sure enough, it happened just like that…the onion was a mess, and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

This is the other note: LEFTOVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS! I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge. Sometimes I don’t use a whole one at one time, so I save the other half for later. Now with this info, I have changed my mind. I will buy smaller onions in the future.

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, makers of mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in the Mullins family. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He’s one of the brothers. Ed is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He’s even developed sauce formula for McDonald’s. Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed’s answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially made Mayo is completely safe. “It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the quintessential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the onions, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES. He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions.. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion. He says it’s not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put on your hotdogs at the baseball park!) Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put it on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

So, how’s that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut onions and try to use it to cook the next day. It becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

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Big Brother – Brendon Gone Finally!

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Big Brother

I am so glad to see Brendon gone. I am glad that Kalia won Head Of Household so Daniele will be safe another week. I really want Daniele to win.

I need to say that Brendon and Rachel are a good couple – not the “Dynamic Duo” but a good couple in general. I don’t think any one else could put up with either of them. I have to give Brendon kudos for the way he treats Rachel.

Rachel is digging herself a hole by moping and whining. I hope all of the house guests get sick of it and paint a huge target on her back. She needs to go!!!

The best part of the show for me was when Rachel was crying and admitted she was crazy. I thought I was going to pee my pants because I was laughing so hard.

I hope that either Cassie or Dominic comes back to the house. Who would you like to see come back?

I think that Daniele is playing a good game no matter what her dad, Dick says. He should have more faith in Daniele.

I’m looking forward to Sunday night.

Joke of the Day……

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A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?”The boy takes the quarters and leaves.“What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.“Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

Big Brother….Is it Good-Bye Brendon? I Hope So!

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Will Brendon Villegas or Jordan Lloyd be evicted from the Big Brother House? I hope Brendon!

 

 

 

I am so pleased with Daniele! I love her! She made the right decision putting Jordan up as a pawn against Brendon. I want him gone so bad. He is so arrogant and condescending.

Daniele has shown she is not afraid of Brendon or Rachel and hopefully she will see through Jeff and Jordan’s plan to back door her. I have faith in her because she is seeing through Shelly. I would like to see Shelly hit the road next. I still want Rachel gone but I can’t stomach Shelly any more. Is it just me or does Shelly act like a dude?

I hope that the “newbies” will see how brave Daniele is for going against the “veterans” and take Daniele’s side. I think Daniele is playing a good game.

I don’t understand why Brendon thought it would make a difference if he told every one he was using the Power of Veto on himself instead of Rachel. He is an idiot. It was a just a meaningless move. The funny thing is Brendon thinks it was a smart move. What? Ugh! I’ll tell you why he did it because he is in love with himself and he thinks he is the smartest guy in the whole wide world. Ha ha

If you look in the dictionary under obsessive, arrogant, stupid, condescending, contradicting, depression, ugly, skinny and lanky you will find a picture of Brendon Villegas. I know, I’m pretty harsh. It is just my opinion so sorry to any Brendon fans.

Who do you want to see evicted, Brendon or Jordan?

Relationship Red Flags

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Okay, I am receiving some personal emails requesting I post on relationships and relationship red flags…………

No problem! I have some strong opinions on this subject and I am more than happy to give my opinion.

Okay here is my list of red flag questions……….

Does your partner get mad over stupid things?

Do you no longer hang out with your friends?

If you do hang out with your friends does your partner get mad?

When you got married did your partner completely change? Example: Your partner fell in love with you because you were fun and outgoing – now your partner no longer wants you to be fun and outgoing.

Does your partner control where you work?

Does your partner control whether or not you have a Facebook page?

Does your partner erase the family computer’s history after using it? Why would they do that unless there is something to hide?

Does your partner check your computer’s history? Why would your partner do that? Hmmmm………………….

Does your partner not let their cell phone out of their sight when you are around?

Does your partner snoop through your car, purse, wallet or cell phone?

Do you have to ask your partner for money and do you have to explain why you need it?

Do you have to defend why you do or do not want to do something or go somewhere?

Does your partner treat his or her friends and family better than you?

Did your partner stop listening to you talk?

Does your partner talk about themselves and expect you to listen but not care about what you are interested in?

Does your partner have a better relationship with a member of the opposite sex who is not a family friend or not related than they do with you?

Does your partner let their mother/father treat you bad?

Does your partner talk down to you?

Does your partner make all of the decisions?

Does your partner control the money and the household?

Does your partner disagree with everything you say just to disagree?

Does your partner sympathize with you when you’re upset or ignore you and hope what ever is upsetting you doesn’t last very long because they want sex?

Does you partner think sex is 100% of the relationship?

Does your partner talk down to you in front of others or your kids?

Does you partner complain about you to friends or family?

Does your partner undermine you in front of others or your kids?

Are you no longer mentally or physically attracted to your partner because of the way they treat you?

These are some very important questions and if you can answer “yes” to any of these questions then you are probably heading down the wrong road. If you don’t do something about it now you will end up divorced. It is sad but so, so true! You are your own person and no one else has the right to treat you bad or tell you what you can or cannot do. Your partner has no right trying to change who you are.

If you have kids you both have to make decisions based on compromise. If your partner disrespects or undermines you in front of your kids then your kids will do the same.

If your partner goes snooping through your things usually means they are hiding something themselves – they are guilty and they are hoping they will find you doing something wrong to make themselves feel less guilty.

There is nothing wrong with having friends of the opposite sex. There is a problem when your partner has a friend of the opposite sex that you have never met and they are doing things together with out you.

When your partner bad-mouths you to their family it automatically changes their opinion of you because they are going to side with family. This can cause a huge problem. If you are angry with your partner don’t call your mom or dad, instead call your best friend and vent. Every one needs to vent to someone but not a family member.

If your partner does not take up for you to his or her mom you have a huge problem especially when you are married. You should never let your family disrespect your partner – it’s wrong!

I am not an expert on relationships – trust me! These are just my opinions.

If you are depressed or miserable in your relationship and you have tried to make things work but have been unsuccessful then you need to think about counseling. If your partner refuses to go then you are probably going to divorce or break-up.

If your partner tells you over and over that they will change but they never do then you will never be happy and only more and more disappointment is in your future. A leopard doesn’t change their spots – just something to think about.

I would like to know what you think are some definite red flags in a relationship or marriage.

Do you think you can rebuild a good relationship after your partner has cheated? Can you get that trusting feeling back after your partner has cheated or lied? Does your partner deserve a second chance after cheating on you?

The Bachelorette Ashley Chooses J.P.

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I am pleased with Ashley’s decision in choosing J.P. Rosenbaum

I think that J.P. will be able to put up with a lot more drama than Ben. I think because J.P. is older and more mature he can put up with more and not sweat the small stuff.

It is important to be with some one who will accept you the way you are and not try to control you. I think Ben would try to change Ashley (just my opinion) and J.P. will be accepting of her wants and needs. Relationships are hard and when your partner doesn’t respect you or have your back it can cause the relationship to crash and burn real fast.

It is disappointing when you think you have a good relationship then you find out that the person you married is not the person you thought they were. How many people do you know who made the mistake of jumping into what turned into a really bad marriage? I know plenty.

It is important to get to know some one really well before making any life changing decisions like marriage. I am glad that Ashley and J.P. will be living in the same state so they will have a chance to see each other’s true colors before going down the marriage road. I really hope it works out for the both of them.

I really thought Ashley’s sister Chrystie was going to push Ashley in Ben’s arms but she may have caused Ashley to want J.P. even more. I had a hard time watching Ashley and Chrystie talk because Ashley couldn’t get a word in edge-wise. Chrystie talked over Ashley and I wanted to yell, SHUT UP AND LET HER TALK FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE! I was so proud of Ashley when she told her sister she was acting like a B&%$H!

After The Final Rose – I wonder if Ashley’s sister Chrystie was sincere when she spoke to J.P. about how she feels about him now. I didn’t think she was only because she hugged Ashley but not J.P. at first. Chrystie hugged J.P. after she apologized to him for judging him. I don’t know – who really knows?

I am looking forward to Monday night‘s episode of The Bachelor Pad. I am so glad that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are on the show because that will make the show more dramatic and that is what I like. Ha ha

Joke of the Day – Had to Share

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I had to share this joke with you – very funny!

A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?” The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?” A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won’t start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?” He says: “What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?” Another few days go by, and it’s raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, “Honey, there’s a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?” He says, “What do I look like, Bob Vila?”  The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. “Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them,” she says. “Great! How much is that going to cost me?” he snarls.  Wife says: “Nothing. He said he’d do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him.”  “Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?” asks the husband. “What do I look like,” she says, “Betty Crocker?”

Who Will Ashley Choose?

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So, tonight is the ending of the Bachelorette and Ashley must choose who she wants to marry. The previews are making it look like she may pull a Brad Womak.

I hope she has choses one of them. I like Ben and J.P. but after watching last night’s episode, The Men Tell All, I have a super sweet spot for Ames. What a nice guy!I hope that he doesn’t make an ass of himself in Bachelor Pad this season.

Ames does need to loosen up just a tad but not too much.

I am looking forward to following Bachelor Pad and I am excited that Jake and Vienna will be on the show. Drama, Drama, Drama – JUICY!!! I have a feeling that this season of Bachelor Pad will be better than last season.

I felt kind of bad for William. I liked him even though he made some pretty stupid mistakes on the show. I think he truly regrets the things he said about Ashley at that stupid Roast. What was the point of the Roast any way – it was kind of stupid.

I thought that viewers were hard on Ashley regarding Bentley – in Ashley’s defense, she did not know what he was up to and Chris certainly didn’t tell her. I feel like it was the show’s fault for making her look bad about the whole Bentley situation but I’m thinking producers thought it would make it more interesting but instead it made Ashley look like a fool and made host Chris look bad. I am glad they were able to discuss it on The Men Tell All.

So, who do you think she will choose – J.P. or Ben? Who was your favorite bachelor this season? Mine was Ames! Who would you like to see as the Bachelor next season? I was hoping it would be Ames but not likely because of Bachelor pad.

Daniele Rocks on Big Brother!!!

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Big Brother HOH competition:

Okay, Daniele won HOH – thank goodness! I was worried when the “veterans” started trying to make deals with Daniele.

I am so glad that Daniele Danato put up one them up for eviction even if it was not Jeff. I guess I would rather see that jerk Brendon or his very annoying fiance, Rachel evicted. They think they are “it” and it drives me insane.

If one of them wins the Power of Veto I would like to see Shelly Moore nominated. I liked her at first but now I am seeing her true colors. She is a backstabbing one! She talked about how she teachers her kid not to lie or talk bad about people and now she is doing it.

I realize that it is a game and there has to be backstabbing and lying going on – that is the way you have to play but to go on TV and tell everybody what a saint you are and then turn around and be something totally different is stupid!

Shelly Moore lies! She made deals and supports the “veterans” but she lies to Kalia during the HOH competition. Explain that one to your kid Shelly!

She uses her kid to get sympathy. I can understand her coming on the show to win the money to give her kid a better life but don’t whine about missing your kid when you made the decision to be on Big Brother and be away from your kid. Ugh!

I think Daniele is smart by showing that she had the balls to nominate Brendon and Rachel – Good riddance!

I know, I need to get a life! Ha ha

I would like to know your opinion – who would you like to see evicted from Big Brother House the most??

Here Are More of the Sexiest Men Alive From My Comments!

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Some more sexiest men alive courtesy of whatsaysyou. I said I would look them up and I did. I just wanted to add more eye-candy to the sexiest men alive list. Enjoy!

Jukka Hilden, Jarno Laasala, Jarppi Leppala, Hannu Pekka, Rain, Daniel Henney, Jensen Ackles, James Franco, Wang Lee Hom, James McAvoy, Alexander Skarsgard and Alex O’Laughlin