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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Friday, May 11, 2012

In the Kitchen—Tidbits

Happy Friday! Today I was going to post my recipe for maraschino cupcakes, but when I made them yesterday they didn't come out quite as wonderfully as I'd hoped. I did everything the same as I did when I first created this recipe, as far as I know, but I guess I'll have to play with it more. So today just a short post. Two facts, and one picture.

Fact: Green tea helps protect skin from UV radiation. Summer's on its way, so drink up!

Fact: Chopping or crushing garlic activates the beneficial properties. Letting it sit 10 minutes after chopping and before cooking increases the healing sulfur compounds in the garlic. So if you're feeling under the weather, make some pesto with raw garlic.

And here's a fresh take on the food pyramid:

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