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Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 07:30

This is interesting . .. . 

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.... 

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories. 
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine. 

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. 


Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added! 

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods. 

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine.. 

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease ... 

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk 

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response. 

And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING! 

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). 

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:


* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)




* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.



Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?


Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')! 

Chinese Proverb: 
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others. 


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Posted on Sun, Apr 07, 2013 22:51

Okay, so someone I know (could be me or not) might have a pet racoon named George (aka George Cooney).  And this same person might have a whitetail deer as a pet...which was almost named John (aka John Deer) but who's name ended up being Woody.

 

As for my explosion, it was rather huge. (total accident)  So strong that 3 fire departments were dispatched.  Of course that wouldn't have happened if a neighbor had not called and said a plane crashed. Damn nosey neighbors.  Everyone wanted to be on the news, traffic was backed up in front of my home for a mile, people were in my yard with flashlight (like looking for ET), women were running down the road in hair curlers and night gowns.  Then later, one group of neighbors said I was a terrorist working on bombs, the other neighbors defended me, then the town church spit into sides (people left the church).  I just wanted it all to go away.  It's funny now...I was in my mid 20's when this happened.  I had to face the fire chief, who wouldn't even have listened to me at all if it were not for the several mini explosions (first thing he wanted to do was look at the big hole in the ground)  He asked me how many sticks of dynamite.  I told him it was just about 40lbs of Ammonia nitrate and two and a half gallons of gasoline.  When it went off I was about 20 feet away, it made a deep, deep boom and then the percussion hit me.  Two other guys were with me, none of us were hurt.  It's a long story but basically I was trying to get wet trash to burn...it did burn after it exploded.  It rained fire (burning trash).  I had a huge mess to clean up.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 07, 2013 03:14

QuotingDakota...
"Now you know it's illegal to have wildlife as pets...wink.  I've had so many different kinds of animals over the years.  I once had a non-pigmented (pink) king snake which was cool (caught it in my yard..not a pet store product).  It got out of it's cage and I never saw it again.  I also had a large Monitor lizard.  So those are kind of strange.  Of course there is the normal farm animals....chickens, goats, cows, horses, cats, dogs...and there is that jackass across the road...my uncle owns it.  And you thought I was talking about my neighbor.  He tried to give it to me so he could get a camel...a camel???...even I had never thought of getting camel.  I live in a crazy little town. Oh the stories, I have.  People pretty much leave me alone because they think I'm a insane genius.  Ever since that huge explosion people think I'm insane...one simple accident.  I wasn't the one that called 911 saying a plane had crashed.  I don't think anyone but myself and 2 others saw the fire ball and mushroom cloud.  So what if the explosion shook the fire chief out of his recliner in the middle of the night...I explained everything.  :)  
 

PS  Amonia Nitrate and Gasoline are dangerous."

 

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Now Dakota...we both know the DNR can't claim you keep wild animals as pets when they just take a likin' to ya and follow you home for a few years of sleep-overs. 'Taint our fault if we're lovable, irresistible, human companions. Isn't like they're penned up or anything. 

 

I've had my share of snakes. Can't remember a time, growing up, that I didn't have 3 or 4 around...and it seemed there was always one slithering around the house that busted out of it's cage. My sister once told me, when we were adults, that I wasn't the easiest person to grow up with, and I didn't find out until I was 22 that my mother had a deadly fear of snakes. No wonder she turned grey so young! I asked her, when I found out, why she had never told me, and she said she knew it was a stupid fear and didn't want me growing up with it. Quite a woman, my mother. Dad, on the other hand, would pull over and pop snakes, big lizards, tarantulas, tortoises, or whatever else he came across along the roads, in the trunk and bring them home to me. I really did have the perfect parents. We don't have that many varieties of snakes in this part of Minnesota, but I still stop and catch every redbelly and garter snake I see and bring them home. I made a winter den for the redbellies under a small rock wall around a flower bed. When the garter snakes start giving birth, sometimes I can get the mother and quite a few babies at one time...although those little babies are as fast as greased lightning. 

 

I've bottle raised everything from gophers to squirrels, wild rabbits, raccoons, etc. along with many species of birds. When I was a kid in California, there was a roadrunner that got to be pretty friendly, and used to race my best friend and me on Kathy's pony. It would pace us for a mile or so, then take off like a scalded dog. Wild things can get pretty friendly once they know you're no threat to them. 

 

As for farm animals...I no longer have cattle, but do have dogs, cats, llamas, donkeys, pygmy goats, and miniature horses. The neighbor a few miles down the road, who bought my beef herd, still pastures them here in the summer, so I still get to see my 'girls' every year. I'll be getting more cattle once I get moved to my new farm. 

 

Don't laugh at the idea of a camel. If I could find one nearby, I'd get one myself. They make great pets if you know how to handle them. Like their cousins, the llamas and alpacas, they have their quirks...but don't we all? There was a gal in California, years ago, who rescued a camel and trained it as a therapy animal...visiting the local nursing homes. She was a great hit, and seemed to enjoy her job!  Google Kazzy, the therapy camel. She's no longer living, but the Lyon Ranch had a new baby they were training to replace her by the name of Keesa...also on Google. They're gentle, loving animals, and very intelligent.
 

 

Don't know what's so insane about an explosion. Had one myself, when I was about 7 or 8, when my parents made the mistake of getting me a chemistry set for Christmas. Knowing me, I would have thought they would have figured out that I'd want to know WHY you're not supposed to mix certain things together. Oh well...it was fun, even if the set disappeared shortly after the boom!!! I'm quite envious of your explosion. Knocking the fire chief out of his recliner was quite a feather in your cap! Hope the chief had a good landing...giggle.
 
The picture below was taken of Keesa on July 10, 2011

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Posted on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 09:32

Quoting Dakota35:

Now you know it's illegal to have wildlife as pets...wink.  I've had so many different kinds of animals over the years.  I once had a non-pigmented (pink) king snake which was cool (caught it in my yard..not a pet store product).  It got out of it's cage and I never saw it again.  I also had a large Monitor lizard.  So those are kind of strange.  Of course there is the normal farm animals....chickens, goats, cows, horses, cats, dogs...and there is that jackass across the road...my uncle owns it.  And you thought I was talking about my neighbor.  He tried to give it to me so he could get a camel...a camel???...even I had never thought of getting camel.  I live in a crazy little town. Oh the stories, I have.  People pretty much leave me alone because they think I'm a insane genius.  Ever since that huge explosion people think I'm insane...one simple accident.  I wasn't the one that called 911 saying a plane had crashed.  I don't think anyone but myself and 2 others saw the fire ball and mushroom cloud.  So what if the explosion shook the fire chief out of his recliner in the middle of the night...I explained everything.  :) 

PS  Amonia Nitrate and Gasoline are dangerous.

 



Hysterical, Dakota.



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Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 21:49

Quoting Windrider735:

Quoting Dakota...

"LOL...I'm still on a farm...never will I live in the city.  I'm on 100 acres and that's the way I like it.  I'm not going to tell you about my animals as it might get me in trouble."

 

Me, too. There isn't enough money in the world to get me to live in a town, much less a city. I even hate to have to go to Fargo or Brainerd/Baxter for supplies, and to most people's way of thinking, those are small cities. The largest city close to me has a little over 3,000 people, but has the same amenities as most of the larger cities. One west of that even offers a Menards for what I can't get from some of the local saw mills. Most building lumber doesn't have to be finished, so a lot of the times in the past I've had one of my neighbors, two farms down, go in and harvest wood from my own place when I need to remodel, build or make repairs. Our properties join, so it's the most inexpensive and logical way to to go...and if I need finished lumber, I have a friend who does that, too.

 

I'm starting to sell off part of my farm to get ready to sell the rest and get my dream farm in BC...in an area where there are very few people and lots of Crown Land surrounding most of the farms. Being pretty much self sufficient is one of the best feelings in the world. Off the grid farms offer that, with plenty of power to spare if a person utilizes wind, solar and hydro power.

 

Right now hunting land is on a sharp rise here, and the demand is high in my area. It's a good time to sell about 65 acres or so of the woods while the price is still on the rise. With the American economy what it is, I don't know how much longer it will be before the inevitable collapse looming on the horizon, and I'd rather sell now than wait until it will be impossible to sell at all. Hopefully, I can have the updates on the rest of the place done by summer and get that sold, too. Might have to split it one more time, selling the fields as one parcel and the buildings with about 20 acres as a hobby farm. I'll go with which ever will bring the most money.

 

Okay, now tell us...what animals do you have on your place? Don't tell me yer critter free! (Wildlife counts, too, ya know!)


Now you know it's illegal to have wildlife as pets...wink.  I've had so many different kinds of animals over the years.  I once had a non-pigmented (pink) king snake which was cool (caught it in my yard..not a pet store product).  It got out of it's cage and I never saw it again.  I also had a large Monitor lizard.  So those are kind of strange.  Of course there is the normal farm animals....chickens, goats, cows, horses, cats, dogs...and there is that jackass across the road...my uncle owns it.  And you thought I was talking about my neighbor.  He tried to give it to me so he could get a camel...a camel???...even I had never thought of getting camel.  I live in a crazy little town. Oh the stories, I have.  People pretty much leave me alone because they think I'm a insane genius.  Ever since that huge explosion people think I'm insane...one simple accident.  I wasn't the one that called 911 saying a plane had crashed.  I don't think anyone but myself and 2 others saw the fire ball and mushroom cloud.  So what if the explosion shook the fire chief out of his recliner in the middle of the night...I explained everything.  :) 

PS  Amonia Nitrate and Gasoline are dangerous.

 



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Posted on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 21:27

Quoting Curious2078:

Dakota, you have peaked my interest bigtime.  Why would telling us about your animals get you in trouble?  Hmmmmmm.  Most intriguing.



Ever seen the Beverly Hillbillies?  I've got some of Ellie May's pets.  No exotic animals or anything like that...so don't let your imagination wander.

 



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Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 17:55

Quoting Dakota35:

LOL...I'm still on a farm...never will I live in the city.  I'm on 100 acres and that's the way I like it.  I'm not going to tell you about my animals as it might get me in trouble. 



Dakota, you have peaked my interest bigtime.  Why would telling us about your animals get you in trouble?  Hmmmmmm.  Most intriguing.



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Posted on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 10:29

Quoting Dakota...

"LOL...I'm still on a farm...never will I live in the city.  I'm on 100 acres and that's the way I like it.  I'm not going to tell you about my animals as it might get me in trouble."

 

Me, too. There isn't enough money in the world to get me to live in a town, much less a city. I even hate to have to go to Fargo or Brainerd/Baxter for supplies, and to most people's way of thinking, those are small cities. The largest city close to me has a little over 3,000 people, but has the same amenities as most of the larger cities. One west of that even offers a Menards for what I can't get from some of the local saw mills. Most building lumber doesn't have to be finished, so a lot of the times in the past I've had one of my neighbors, two farms down, go in and harvest wood from my own place when I need to remodel, build or make repairs. Our properties join, so it's the most inexpensive and logical way to to go...and if I need finished lumber, I have a friend who does that, too.

 

I'm starting to sell off part of my farm to get ready to sell the rest and get my dream farm in BC...in an area where there are very few people and lots of Crown Land surrounding most of the farms. Being pretty much self sufficient is one of the best feelings in the world. Off the grid farms offer that, with plenty of power to spare if a person utilizes wind, solar and hydro power.

 

Right now hunting land is on a sharp rise here, and the demand is high in my area. It's a good time to sell about 65 acres or so of the woods while the price is still on the rise. With the American economy what it is, I don't know how much longer it will be before the inevitable collapse looming on the horizon, and I'd rather sell now than wait until it will be impossible to sell at all. Hopefully, I can have the updates on the rest of the place done by summer and get that sold, too. Might have to split it one more time, selling the fields as one parcel and the buildings with about 20 acres as a hobby farm. I'll go with which ever will bring the most money.

 

Okay, now tell us...what animals do you have on your place? Don't tell me yer critter free! (Wildlife counts, too, ya know!)



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Posted on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 01:53

Quoting Windrider735:

Pat...you can buy hazelnut coffee flavoring in almost all the markets around here. If you want, I'll send you a bottle. No creamer involved...just the same flavoring as they put in the ground coffee beans.

 

Jen...I agree completely about using Aspartame. There isn't an organ in your body it doesn't adversely effect in one way or the other. Just give me fresh, raw honey from some of the local producers. Used to have an apiculturist from California who brought his bees to this area every summer and set up hives in the pasture by the woods. He used to give me 50# of honey in exchange for leaving them here. One summer we were having a problem with an old sow bear coming in and raiding the hives so he had to bring the hives up near the buildings. He retired    about 15 years agim but we have some good local producers nearby so I can still get raw honey in bulk. I think as soon as I get moved to BC I'll just get a few hives of my own. I love the sound of bees buzzing around on a lazy summer day...there's something so earthy and comforting in the sound, and when you grow most of your own food...you need them for pollination.

 

Dakota...There's nothing like fresh milk. That's one thing I really miss since I no longer have dairy cattle...another thing I'll be doing in the near future, even if it's only a couple of cows. I used floor buckets, and carried over a ton of milk a day into the milk room and dumped it by hand into the bulk tank. Didn't want a pipeline. Everyone I knew who had one had high somatic cell and bacteria counts...and I enjoyed the extra time it gave me with my 'girls'. There were times, during storms, when the power would go off and I'd milk by hand, but hand milking cows that are putting out over a hundred pounds a day isn't like the old days. They didn't put out as much then...more like beef cattle than the diary animals of today. We now breed for not only production, but better feet and legs, calving ease, temperament, etc. Genes do tell, and the savvy dairyman is very selective. That's why most go AI, and only use a bull as cleanup.

 

Don't you miss the days of living on your farm? I'll die on one, and my ashes will be spread to fertilize the fields...grin.

 

Hope...See if there's a Trader Joe's near you. They sell raw milk.

 

Jomo...I'll still take the butter. You can cut those numbers as much as 50% if you use whipped butter...and still get that rich, creamy taste. Current testing has proven that there are benefits in butter not found in margarine. It helps your body process other nutrients...not so with margarine, help fight some forms of cancer cells, and is natural...neither of which margarine can claim...along with several other benefits. The fact is that the more testing being done these days, the more things that are good are surfacing about using natural foods as opposed to processed foods to which chemicals are being added. Ideas and facts about nutrition are an ever changing thing as we discover more and more about our bodies and their needs.

 

I used to make all my own butter. Only takes a few minutes in a blender, a far cry from the time-consuming process of churning.

 

Britt...Thanks for a fun blog. Now that we've got you on the boards, don't try to go running off. Good playmates are hard to find, and I think we're all in agreement we're gonna keep ya here!



LOL...I'm still on a farm...never will I live in the city.  I'm on 100 acres and that's the way I like it.  I'm not going to tell you about my animals as it might get me in trouble. 



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Posted on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 16:48

Just a quick note:  Margarine is deadly.  I have never used it--except once in my life when still in my teens just to try it.  It TASTED like plastic.  Guess my instincts were right on.

 

I use butter when needed, but most of the time I go with EVOO [Extra Virgin Olive Oil].  Just wish I could get butter made from pastured, grass-fed cows.  I'd use it more often.  No such luck around my neck of the woods. 



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Posted on Sun, Mar 24, 2013 16:39

Quoting Dakota35:

Yes, I do know that, just typed it fast and didn't catch it.  Sorry.   The bad grammar that drives me nuts is the misuse of "then" and "than".



Oh, that "then" and "than" thing is like chalk on the blackboard for me.  [Or should that be "to" me??]

LOL



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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 23:43

Pat...you can buy hazelnut coffee flavoring in almost all the markets around here. If you want, I'll send you a bottle. No creamer involved...just the same flavoring as they put in the ground coffee beans.

 

Jen...I agree completely about using Aspartame. There isn't an organ in your body it doesn't adversely effect in one way or the other. Just give me fresh, raw honey from some of the local producers. Used to have an apiculturist from California who brought his bees to this area every summer and set up hives in the pasture by the woods. He used to give me 50# of honey in exchange for leaving them here. One summer we were having a problem with an old sow bear coming in and raiding the hives so he had to bring the hives up near the buildings. He retired    about 15 years agim but we have some good local producers nearby so I can still get raw honey in bulk. I think as soon as I get moved to BC I'll just get a few hives of my own. I love the sound of bees buzzing around on a lazy summer day...there's something so earthy and comforting in the sound, and when you grow most of your own food...you need them for pollination.

 

Dakota...There's nothing like fresh milk. That's one thing I really miss since I no longer have dairy cattle...another thing I'll be doing in the near future, even if it's only a couple of cows. I used floor buckets, and carried over a ton of milk a day into the milk room and dumped it by hand into the bulk tank. Didn't want a pipeline. Everyone I knew who had one had high somatic cell and bacteria counts...and I enjoyed the extra time it gave me with my 'girls'. There were times, during storms, when the power would go off and I'd milk by hand, but hand milking cows that are putting out over a hundred pounds a day isn't like the old days. They didn't put out as much then...more like beef cattle than the diary animals of today. We now breed for not only production, but better feet and legs, calving ease, temperament, etc. Genes do tell, and the savvy dairyman is very selective. That's why most go AI, and only use a bull as cleanup.

 

Don't you miss the days of living on your farm? I'll die on one, and my ashes will be spread to fertilize the fields...grin.

 

Hope...See if there's a Trader Joe's near you. They sell raw milk.

 

Jomo...I'll still take the butter. You can cut those numbers as much as 50% if you use whipped butter...and still get that rich, creamy taste. Current testing has proven that there are benefits in butter not found in margarine. It helps your body process other nutrients...not so with margarine, help fight some forms of cancer cells, and is natural...neither of which margarine can claim...along with several other benefits. The fact is that the more testing being done these days, the more things that are good are surfacing about using natural foods as opposed to processed foods to which chemicals are being added. Ideas and facts about nutrition are an ever changing thing as we discover more and more about our bodies and their needs.

 

I used to make all my own butter. Only takes a few minutes in a blender, a far cry from the time-consuming process of churning.

 

Britt...Thanks for a fun blog. Now that we've got you on the boards, don't try to go running off. Good playmates are hard to find, and I think we're all in agreement we're gonna keep ya here!


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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 22:12

Quoting BeWell:

Here's another one....

 

I have some friends who are retired dairy farmers. They told me that baby calfs will die if fed homoginized milk. The homoginization process disables the ability in the milk for the nutrients to go where they need to go in the calfs body, and the calfs basically die of starvation. Isn't THAT interesting? ........... BeWell



Good grief, BeWell...what kind of dairyman would give a calf homogized milk? It's bad enough to have to feed milk replacer as they get older, and almost impossible to get the replacer without antibiotics in it...more expensive, too. I'd hand milk out colostrum as soon as they hit the ground and get as much in them as they wanted. They were allowed to nurse their dams at will for the first week and introduced to calf feed within the first three to five days.



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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 21:20

Quoting Curious2078:

And proved it you have.  Although, Dakota, "flour" as you mean it, is spelled "flour."  Not "flower." 

 

Sorry--I just couldn't help saying that.  It's my nature to do so.  It's why so many people hate me.  "English teacher--uch."  But, that's me.

 

LOL

 

Thanks for the post, Dakota.  I learned a lot.



Yes, I do know that, just typed it fast and didn't catch it.  Sorry.   The bad grammar that drives me nuts is the misuse of "then" and "than".



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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 08:43

My father went through an early margarine factory and never after would eat the stuff. 

 

Had he gone through an early sausage factory he likely would give up on that stuff too. 

 

For all of that, if you go through a sausage factory now and you might give up the stuff. 

 

Where do you suppose they hide all the edible parts that you would not eat given a choice?  I would guess sausage and processed meats of any sort, such as wieners, baloney, and so on. 

 

Not to lose track of the important stuff, hydrogenated oils as in margarine and most peanut butters are really bad for you.  If the oil won’t float on the top of the peanut butter it has been hydrogenated. 

 

Processed meats are also not good for you.  Sodium nitrate is not good for you.  That smoky flavor we all love is from the sodium nitrate.   Thus ham and bacon not so good either, although we normally don’t think of them as processed. 

 

All this is a relative thing.  All things in  moderation including moderation.  A little bit of what you like won’t hurt you. 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 18:02

Thanks for all of your great comments here....very educational indeed.  I never realized my pantry was full of Flammable/Explosives..thank gawd, I have always used butter.  I have always been told, we should never eat anything, that will not rot, so for the most part, I like to think I have been eating pretty healthy...lots of fruits and veggies.  Now, if the flour, sugar and garlic, dont' blow me up, I might live another year or so.  

 

Here's to Healthy Eating!

 

BTW....I have now posted this new WELCOME sign on my front door.


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Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 17:32

No, I won't throw my dairy creamer out, Hope.  I'll use it once or twice a week and to heck with the lousy health "benefits."  I adore Hazelnut, and sometimes I just can't afford to buy the hazelnut flavored coffee, so I go with the dairy creamer.  But, as I said, only once or twice a week.

 

If that takes 3 weeks off my life, so be it.

 

LOLOLOLOL



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Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 17:29

Quoting Dakota35:

I haven't tried to ignite creamer...but flour dust in the air will ignite...as I would imagine many airborne organics may.  So, I'm sure creamer isn't good for the body {vegetable-based fats along with fructose (corn syrup)}, but if it is ignited in the same way, I wouldn't be that concerned.  Dust type explosions such as in sugar mills have killed and injured many people, but not by oral consumption.

 

Here's a experiment I did as a kid.  Take a coffee can, put a small amount of flower in the can, cut a hole in the top, run a tube through the top so that when placed on the can the tube end almost makes contact with the flower.  Place a small lit candle in the can.  Put on the lid, then blow with your mouth (on the other end of tube) so that the flower will make dust in the can...it will be ignited and there will be a nice little explosion because of the containment.  Make sure your tube is long enough that it doesn't ignite in your face...most would consider that a bad thing.  No Curious, I don't really think you are going to try this...just proving my point.

 

 



And proved it you have.  Although, Dakota, "flour" as you mean it, is spelled "flour."  Not "flower." 

 

Sorry--I just couldn't help saying that.  It's my nature to do so.  It's why so many people hate me.  "English teacher--uch."  But, that's me.

 

LOL

 

Thanks for the post, Dakota.  I learned a lot.



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Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 15:08

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

Hey Hey All You  "Margarine Mayhem" Followers!

 

Yep PAT- Throw the dry creamer out!! I hadn't heard of flour before though as DAKOTA mentioned---

 

**Heads to kitchen to see what I can start a fire with! LOL.. 

 

Speaking of DAKOTA--- Long time no see.. Hope all is well... 

 

I have heard of the apple sauce trick, but always forget about it.  

 

I just looked up Mottts applesauce.. 

 

For all you health conscious individuals.. 

 

MOTTS original NATURAL apple sauce has NOTHING but apples, water and Vitamin c.. ;)

 

If you get the non-natural sauce, there is fructose corn syrup added, so make sure it's all natural!

 

WINDY--- It makes you wonder what the heck we are eating!! I do love my butter! I was the contestant who "churn tampered" with Rose's churn for her "Bitter Butter-queen Memories!" Bwahahahaha! Man I wish they would allow us LINKS here.. Everybody youtube Golden Girls Rose bitter butter memories! HILARIOUS!!

 

Don't they homogonize milk so it lasts? In the "old days" when milk was delivered to your door, that was milk like DAKOTA drank, right? Non-homogenized. DAKOTA0- did your mom heat (pasturize) it first for bacteria? I LOVE MILK, and I drink it WHOLE! Never had it natural... I'm sure it does taste different.

 

BEWELL that just goes to show not to mess with nature. I think part of the problem with societies health issues is in all the processes we use. 

 

JEN- Now I want to try natural milk.. I found a place called Erhlers that delivers to your door in glass bottles! They don't skim the cream off top like DAK mentioned though. They say to shake it up in it. 

 

I'm a MILK and EGG girl myself! 

 

HAIL TO THE DAIRY FARMER!! 

 

 



Hi Hoping,

I'm good, thanks for asking.

I have a video of myself ,as a kid, milking a cow just like in the photo...even had the same bucket.  Thanks for the photo...brings back memories. 



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Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:10

there are lots of interesting facts and even more interesting fictions about foods. The fact that a food product will burn means almost nothing; flour, sugar and garlic are all flammable, it is not a sign of toxicity.

 

 

 

I dont advocate eating hydrogenated oils such as margarine because the process creates molecules not found in nature. That being said, a lot of the info in the original post is wrong or misleading.

 

 

 

The amount of saturated fat in a tablespoon of butter is 7 grams; 2 grams for the same amount of margarine. There are also fewer calories in margarine (87 vs 100 for butter). There is also no cholesterol in margarine vs 30 mg in butter. So there clearly are nutritional benefits, but I think the point is that vegetable oils like olive oil or soybean oil is simply a better choice than butter; better to eat them in their natural form than to have them hydrogenated into margarine.



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