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Gender: Female
Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: Sw corner of Ala. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
Number of posts: 47,022

About Me

Retired from a career in Social Work//Mental Health, now I concentrate on being the "Queen of Everything" in our house in the woods. (Mr. dixie is the Prince of What's Left) but................ Golden Retrievers RULE!!!

Journal Archives

69% of store-bought extra virgin olive oils are FAKE! Here's how to know if it's the real thing:

This is a VERY brief excerpt from a good long read about the olive oil scams.
I encourage folks to read the whole articles at the links.

Do you know that your extra virgin olive oil is probably fake, thanks to the Mob?
Did you know that the Mafia is making a small fortune selling fake olive oil or that olive oil is a $1.5 billion dollar industry in the United States alone?
In fact, olive oil is currently Europe’s most adulterated agricultural product!
According to Tom Mueller, an investigative journalist who wrote an eye –opening expose on fake olive oil entitled : Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, 70% of the extra virgin olive oil sold is adulterated — cut with cheaper oils.


How to Tell if Your Olive Oil is the Real Deal

The following brands which were labeled extra-virgin failed to meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Bertolli
• Carapelli
• Filippo Berio
• Mazzola
• Mezzetta
• Newman’s Own
• Pompeian
• Rachel Ray
• Safeway
• Star
• Whole Foods

These brands did meet extra-virgin olive oil standards:
• Corto Olive
• California Olive Ranch
• Kirkland Organic
• Lucero (Ascolano)
• McEvoy Ranch Organic




How Well Can You Identify Dog Breeds?

9 question quiz, kinda tuff.....


I surprised myself and got them all.

Think about adding white pepper to your home first aid kit.

We have white pepper around because of some Chinese cooking recipes.
and I had heard it "cauterizes wounds, with no stinging or pain."

Had a chance to find out this am with a knife cut in the kitchen, so rubbed some white pepper into the area, and damned if it did not stop bleeding instantly.
Which is remarkable, cause I take aspirin dally and tend to bleed for a bit even thru a pressed on gauze.

Actually, the article had used the term "powder" ...white pepper powder....but our jar is of very fine pepper, and it worked.

Here's a gif for y'all.

Need suggestions for a good, fairly private email service

My ISP sucks, and frequently returns any multiple addressed mails, more and more often lately.

I use gmail for stuff that does not matter, but do not want to put friends and family email addresses into the Google maw....same with Yahoo and similar.
Willing to pay for one, at this point, if it is truly private.

Any good solutions?????

Some thoughts on getting older.............

This is one old time cold remedy I want!!!!

Did you get it right away????? ( took me a minute)

Had this problem just the other day............

Well, hell, THIS explains everything.

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