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Betty Fasig
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PostSubject: Household tips   Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:41 pm

It to me almost 70 years to learn that celery and lettuce need not turn into a flabby, yellow slime if kept more than a few days in the fridge. This works on lettuce and celery, I think other fresh vegetables may be equally thankful.

Take the celery out of that bag and the lettuce out of the wrapper that they come with in the store. Wrap them up tight in aluminum foil and put in the fridge.

Three weeks and the lettuce and the celery are almost pristine.

I had given up on buying a head of lettuce and gone to the packaged salad stuff, which also turned brown and gooey in a few days.

It works.

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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:59 pm

Good information, Betty. Plastic smothers.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:15 am

"...I appreciate this type of self help thread a lot, and will contribute mortals..." went the goblin now, adding "...for example, if you either create a linux partition on your computer itself or have a USB key running linux, you can easily retrieve any file lost when and if your normal windows system snarls and won't boot up, meaning not having to go to the shop to have the computer repairman do it for you, simply have your grandson create a linux key and set the boot for you...", and with that the goblin adding a stream show what booting up on linux was but suggested an easier linux like "mint" here though there were many flavors of linux to choose from

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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:20 pm

Dear Goblin,
Preserving celery and lettuce is a small potato compared to your knowledge. I had no idea. Computer lingo has always been beyond my understanding. Well, lots of things are.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:40 pm

"...it's just my namesake then, for a goblin is a geek who plays around with computer bits..." replied the goblin who appreciated the households tips idea here, and who had worked in a computer repair shop a some point, adding "...yes a goblin then, that's me, whereas sorcerers deal with programing, and exorcists with malware, but each creature had to know a fare bit about the other's fields too, only that they excelled in their element..."

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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:26 am

Betty Fasig wrote:
Take the celery out of that bag and the lettuce out of the wrapper that they come with in the store. Wrap them up tight in aluminum foil and put in the fridge.

Three weeks and the lettuce and the celery are almost pristine.

Betty, I always cut a head of lettuce up immediately upon buying, and put it in a Rubbermaid container. I'm the Rubbermaid queen. This enables me to make salads quicker, and the produce holds up well, too.

My mom is the alumnium foil queen. She puts everything refrigerated in it. My problem with that is I don't know what's in any of those dozens of shiny packages and have to unwrap to find out.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:31 am

I unwittingly have learned a household tip that doesn't set well. I am trying to break the coca cola habit; so, I bought some Sam's coca cola because it would not taste good. Not only did it not taste good, it was not drinkable. I hated to waste it and remembered hearing that coca cola is good to clean battery cables. I poured the cans down my slow running tub drain. Wow! Now it drains so fast it's scarey; and the "permanently dulled" drain is also shining bright like new. And I'm still pouring that stuff in my body.....but not Sam's.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:36 am

Funny. Well, on the upside, maybe it's making your insides look shiny and new, too. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:37 am

The coca-cola thing works or your car's battery, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:39 am

No wonder it rots teeth out.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:02 pm

It's safer to drink beer. I understand it is also good for your hair.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:13 pm

Yes. I have used beer on my hair - mayonnaise, too. I remember a
family vacation some years ago. I was resting on a couch in the cabin
where we were staying. I had a mayo wrap on my head, egg yolk on my
neck, avocado on my face, and cucumber slices on my eyes. My brother
couldn't believe it.



"Just keep her away from the guacamole dip," he said, "There's no telling what she might do with it."



That was a fun trip:



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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:22 pm

Ann,

It must have worked. You are beautiful and happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:30 pm

And very young!
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PostSubject: Re: Household tips   Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:04 am

the goblin wanted to join in again, apologized for his last one about dual booting computers, and would now try for something more in tune with readers here, saying "...no, don't throw away those used 78 gramophone needles each time, for if you have collected enough of them, you can always sprinkle them around the base of your hydrangeas and the iron in them with be absorbed by the plant and thus turn the flower blue here, yes then you'll be the envy of the neighborhood..."

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