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Healthy Brownies?!

kim hedine

Healthy Brownies?!

A few years ago, I found a recipe for black bean brownies.  Sounds pretty gross, right?  They were awful!  Chunks of beans and not enough sugar...a real mess.  Even some of my nicest, most brownie-loving friends tried them and were disgusted.  Today I decided to try again.  I found a recipe online and tweaked it to include kale since my garden is full of it and kale is packed with nutrition, and an egg because I am not vegan and in my opinion, you just can't have brownies without eggs.     I just put all of these things into...

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Pumpkin Skin Care

kim hedine

It is fall and time to indulge in everything pumpkin!       Pumpkin contains enzymes and antioxidants that mimic alpha-hydroxy acids, naturally exfoliating your skin, reducing wrinkles, and giving you a glowing complexion.  This fruit (yes! pumpkin is a fruit!) is packed with vitamins that protect skin from free radical damage, wrinkles and even skin cancer.Plus the many minerals found in pumpkin can help maintain collagen, fight acne, and promote skin renewal.  Egg whites are high in collagen and vitamin A, firming skin and reducing signs of premature aging.Honey is a powerful moisturizer containing vitamins B & C, minerals,...

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No Scurvy here, drink Rose Hip Tea

kim hedine

Rose hips are as close as your garden or flower bed.  Harvest these, little gems, just after the first frost allowing their starches to turn to sugar. If the hips freeze solid and then thaw, the taste is very unpleasant.   Make sure that the rose plants have not been treated with chemicals before you harvest. Rose Hips are a reddish seed pod that developes after the rose head has withered, as long as it has not been dead headed. They make a wonderful comforting and stimulating tea during the cold months. A rose hip tea  is not only tangy-fruity...

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HOW DOES SOAP CLEAN?

kim hedine

As the science of chemistry evolved, chemists began to understand , and explain, how soap cleans.  Soap is made up of molecules with two distinct  arms - a water bonding hydrophilic arm and a water rejecting hydrophobic arm.  The hydrophilci arm bonds itself onto water molecule while the hydrophobic arm rejects the water and attaches itself onto dirt molecules.  So when you wash your hands and body, the water sweeps away the dirt molecules that has bonded with the hydrophobic arms of the soap. That is why just washing with water does not clean the dirt.  Just add some Midnight...

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