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       Volume I - March 30, 2007

Magazine Trivia—
And the Potato

by Patty Liston

It never ceases to amaze Alice and me that we have lived so long and still know so little. Just flip thru any women’s magazine and there will be recipes we have never tried, (Easter Bunny cauliflower…we’re not making this up), make-up tips, (who knew what one could do with 4 shades of green eye-shadow), clothing to look like Angelina Jolie (if it were only that easy), how to lose 50 pounds the week before your high-school reunion, and other factoids.

For instance, did you know that chocolate can make you feel more relaxed? Seriously. It contains phenylethylamine (PEA for us lay-people), “which is the chemical that’s released when you are in love”, according to Santa Fe nutritionist Kaayla Daniel. Hm-m-m-m that explains a lot.

However, once in awhile one of these little factoids actually make us sit up and take notice. Take the humble potato. The following are some uses for this spud that you probably didn’t know even existed. And we thought they were just a side dish.
  1. Puffy eyes: Use a potato compress. Shred the potatoes and place in a cloth. This will reduce eye swelling.
  2. Decoration: Cut a potato in half and carve a design. Dip in paint and stamp onto plain gift wrap.
  3. Silver cleaner: Boil potatoes and set aside. Let the cooking water cool. Immerse silverware and let soak for one hour. Rinse for a tarnish free shine.
  4. Cloudy Mirror: Rub on half a raw potato to absorb the moisture.
  5. Food odors: Garlic can leave hands smelly. Rub them with a raw potato to deodorize naturally.

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