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Posts for: October, 2012

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While you're flossing your teeth, did you ever wonder who designed floss?

The New York Times Sunday Magazine recently had a great article on just that subject.

Read it here.

 


A hearty soup makes a great crisp-weather meal. This easy-to-make recipe is for a delicious, healthy and satisfying butternut squash soup. Serve it with a hard-crust whole grain bread and a salad, and voila!

6 tablespoons chopped onion
4 tablespoons margarine
6 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
3 cups water
4 cubes chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (I sometimes omit this - depends on your desire for creaminess)

* Note: you can replace the water/boullion with 3 cups vegetable broth

Directions (serves 6, at least)
1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in margarine until tender. Add squash, water, bouillon, marjoram, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to boil; cook 20 minutes, or until squash is tender. Or toss all the ingredients into a crock pot and let it cook until everything's nice and tender, and then puree with a hand blender.
2.Puree squash and cream cheese in a blender or food processor in batches (or use a hand blender) until smooth. Return to saucepan, and heat through. Do not allow to boil.


Forget Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. The New York Times reported that "Ancient dentistry has been discovered in a 6,500-year-old human jawbone: a lump of beeswax that appears to be the earliest evidence of a dental filling." 

Check out the article here.