[CnD] cumcumbers

Paula and James Muysenberg pjhmuy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 20:53:43 EST 2015

     Is it possible to buy cucumbers without wax on them? If not, what's 
the best way to peel them?


On 1/24/2015 8:01 PM, Abby Vincent via Cookinginthedark wrote:
> My favorites are yogurt and cucumber salad and Chinese cucumber salad.
> While looking for recipes I found this item previously sent to the list.
> The cellulite thing doesn't work.
> The
>> Amazing Cucumber This information was in The New York Times several
>> weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that
>> highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.
>> 1.
>> Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one
>> cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5,
>> Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
>> Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
>> 2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and
>> pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and
>> Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for
>> hours.
>> 3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try
>> rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog
>> and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
>   4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place
>> a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests
>> all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the
>> aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden
>> pests crazy and make them flee the area.
>> 5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going
>> out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along
>> your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the
>> cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the
>> outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on
>> wrinkles too!!!
>> 6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber
>> slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
>> Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to
>> replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in
>> equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
>> 7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
>> Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European
>> trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off
>> starvation.
>> 8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you
>> don't have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut
>> cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable
>> shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
>> 9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber
>> slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is
>> gone!
>> 10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to
>> the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of
>> water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with
>> the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing,
>> relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers
>> and college students during final exams.
>> 11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or
>> mints?  Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your
>> mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the
>> phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for
>> causing bad breath.
>> 12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or
>> stainless steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface
>> you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring
>> back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers
>> or fingernails while you clean.
>> 13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber
>> and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on
>> crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!
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> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:27 PM
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> Subject: [CnD] cumcumbers
> hi,
> I am looking for different recipes useing up cucumbers.
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