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Lipstick

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Sent to us in an email from Dr. Robert Perry ON 3/20/2009:

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN – EITHER TEMPORARILY, PERMANENTLY OR WILL BE REPLACED WITH OTHER INFORMATION!
We received an email from a reader who said the following “There is no such doctor at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital – this has been debunked over and over.  This has been circulating since May 2003 and just keeps going and going like that dumb bunny.  Each time it shows up, someone changes the doctor’s name or hospital but if you Google and doctors’ name you will get lots of hits.”
We thank the reader for drawing this to our attention.  The email on lipstick was sent to us by a medical doctor who is well known and has practiced medicine for many years.  It is also from someone who we have known for many years so we were confident of his information. Because of this new information from a reader, we have hired a consultant to research the issue of Lipstick and Lead and have taken the blog out of line until this research is complete.  We want to make sure we have the best possible information because we are discovering that many people read Bettina’s Blog and as my grandmother used to say – the only thing you have in the end is your character and we want to keep ours in the best possible shape.
Thank you for  reading – and for your emails.  They help to keep us going.  As soon as we can we will return with whatever information is found on this issue.
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Foot Health and Comfort

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

copyright by The Bettina Network, inc. 2009

On Patriot’s Day week-end in the Harvard Square area, during the time of the Boston Marathon, one of our homes generally fills with guests from Canada.
Several years ago one of these guests gave us a ‘tip’ which he uses to get through the 26 miles of the Marathon.  We have used his ‘tip’ since then to be comfortable during shopping trips of shorter duration.
He puts cayenne pepper in his shoes before going out to run.  We put cayenne pepper in our shoes before we put them on and our stamina has increased many times over.  Our feet, which would begin to hurt early-on as we shopped, or walked, or ironed or just used them for more than 1/2 hour are now wonderful.  We can go for quite awhile feeling generally refreshed without wishing we could ditch our shoes.
Try it – and give us your feedback!
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A Reader’s Ginger Tea

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Thank you for a wonderful blog!  I look forward to reading your new entries.

This tea is one I have made for years and enjoy immensely.  I hope your readers have the same experience.
Use – of course, I wouldn’t defile your blog by suggesting anything other than “organic ginger root’.  A pot that holds the ’25 cups’ you suggested in another blog is a good size for this.  I don’t take the fancy route – I make the tea in a large stainless steel pot and put the pot in the refrigerator when its finished.  Somehow, having stayed at one of your homes, I don’t think my stainless steel pot is going to gain me any followers and you folks would probably rather do this in a glass pot, but this is how I make the tea.
Use about three large pieces of organic ginger root.  You can use more or less depending upon whether you want a stronger or weaker ginger taste.  Slice them into fairly thin slices – although not too thin –  and put them in the pot full of water.  Put this on the stove with a tight cover and let it boil for a couple hours.  When finished boiling, have a cup of tea and put the rest of the pot in the refrigerator.  As you would like more tea – dip out a cup, heat it on the stove and enjoy until the pot runs dry.
Some people – southern people – will probably like this tea better with sugar.  (Organic sugar only, or with a little honey – I like Tupelo Honey).  Others – northern people – will probably like this tea better without sugar.
Leave the ginger in the pot until it is empty, then spread the ginger on a baking sheet, sprinkle with sugar and put it in the oven for 45 minutes or so and you can enjoy your leftovers as crystallized ginger.
Hope this is good payment for the enjoyment I’ve had reading your blogs.
Please don’t put my name on this – I like my privacy.
Thanks,
3/17/2009
FROM THE ONE WHO HOLDS THIS BLOG TOGETHER:  Thanks to the reader for a wonderful tea and a great comfort during the winter months.  We received this note in November and have tried it many times before putting it in the blog.  It is fantastic.  There is nothing like the ‘heat’ of this tea to make the winter cold go away.  We tried it in a glass container with a spout on the end to be able to go into the refrigerator to turn the spout and get a cup of tea, but we couldn’t get it to work well, especially when we wanted to heat up several cups of tea.  We were in the refrigerator with the door open for too long waiting for enough tea to be poured, so we relented and have a large, ugly, stainless steel pot in the refrigerator from which we regularly dip out cups of tea for ourselves and for guests. 
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