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retired & glad

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  • Location: Mansfield, OH
Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 6:17 AM (permalink)
I just finished reading a couple of interesting books: "Haley's Hints" authored by Rosemary & Graham Haley [you might have seen this advertised on public TV fundraisers], and Joey Green's "Amazing Kitchen Cures". Though greatly different, they both provide lots of ideas on how to use common foods and household items in unusual and unintended ways to make life easier or cure health ailments. You might wants to check these two books out [I am sure there are others also]to just make life a little more simple and easy.

I know at our house [1] we make our own cough syrup by mixing together burbon whiskey, honey, and apple cider vineger, [2] use shaving cream to take spots out of the carpet, [3 keep baking soda in the refrigerator to control odors, use canned milk or vinegar on sunburn, use toothpaste to get rid of a zit, etc, etc. What kind of whacky ways do you use foods, beverages, etc at your house that might be helpful to us all?
 
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    meowzart

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    RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 8:16 AM (permalink)
    Baking soda and water make a great treatment for poison ivy!
     
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      skylar0ne

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      RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 10:18 AM (permalink)
      Toothpaste will sooth a minor burn, but it has to be the paste, not the gel type, and Colgate works best.
       
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        RubyRose

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        RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 3:47 PM (permalink)
        In high scool, whenever I was crying about something (usually a broken-up-with boyfriend), my mother made me lay down and put two wet teabgags over my eyes.
         
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          Craig328

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          RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 4:10 PM (permalink)
          Bottle of whipped cream and the wife .. nevermind! :) Toothpaste is a great jewelry cleaner. Baking Soda a tooth polish.
           
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            tiki

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            • Location: Rentiesville, OK
            RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 5:50 PM (permalink)
            Personally,I used it to court and seduce my wife!Worked too!
             
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              lleechef

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              RE: Whacky Uses for Food Sun, 11/2/03 8:42 PM (permalink)
              Hot dogs work great for crab pot bait and cans of tuns with holes punched in them for shrimp!
              Club soda gets red wine stains out of the carpet.
               
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                scbuzz

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                RE: Whacky Uses for Food Mon, 11/3/03 11:16 AM (permalink)
                Course there is the popular and fashionable trend of wearing it on your head !!!!


                See the folowing linkd for this new fashion trend first hand ......

                http://www.designboom.com/trash/bse.html



                 
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                  Lone Star

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                  RE: Whacky Uses for Food Mon, 11/3/03 11:59 AM (permalink)
                  Here is an 1853 remedy for baldness from my Daughters of the Texas Republic book:

                  Baldness

                  Rub the part morning and evening with onions, till it is red, and afterwards with honey; or wash it with a decotion of boxwood, or electrify it () daily. Or infuse for a few days, 1dr. of powdered cantharides in 1 oz. of proof spirit; beef marrow, 1/2 pound; soak in several waters, lastly in weak salt and water; melt, strain and mix adding 10 or 12 drops of oil of bergamont, or lavender.
                   
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                    lleechef

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                    RE: Whacky Uses for Food Mon, 11/3/03 12:34 PM (permalink)
                    Lone Star, that's SHOCKING!
                     
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                      scbuzz

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                      RE: Whacky Uses for Food Mon, 11/3/03 1:10 PM (permalink)
                      It sure is !!!! I mean who would ever put oil of bergamont on their head !!! Egads !!!
                       
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                        Route 11

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                        RE: Whacky Uses for Food Tue, 11/4/03 7:24 PM (permalink)
                        I've used bread dough balls to bait fish hooks, with middling success. And being a child of the late 80's I used copious amounts of lemon juice for that CA bleached blonde look.
                         
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