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Peanuts are Explosive 
May 10, 2014 6:42 am 
Updated: May 17, 2014 11:23 am

Peanuts are Explosive?

Hip Foodie Mom shows us how to make apples into roses, but did you know that apples are actually a part of the ROSE family? It's true.

The Apple Blossom is also the state flower of Michigan.

It takes the energy from 50 apple leaves to produce 1 apple.

They're the second most "valuable" fruit grown in the United States-oranges are the first. And the science of apple-growing is called pomology.

It's also a food fact that honey is the ONLY food that doesn't spoil. It's been proven by archaeologists who have actually tasted the honey that was kept in tombs of pharaohs thousands of years ago. It's got the eternal shelf life.

In fact, even though pharaohs are portrayed as slim and statuesque, they were often very overweight due to their consumption of beer, wine, bread and honey. 

They also used honey as an ointment to treat skin and eye diseases and to cover wounds. It was nature's bandage because nothing could grow on it. They kept it in jars, and if we don't store honey in jars to this day it sucks in moisture, which makes it get diluted and ferment.

What do Peanuts and Dynamite have in common? Well, dynamite is actually made from peanuts. You see, nitroglycerine is the main ingredient in dynamite, right? Well, glycerol is one of the main ingredients in mitroglycerine. Peanut oil is used in making glycerol, and peanut oil is extracted from peanuts. Some people love eating peanuts and think they're the bomb, and realistically they are!

Be careful how many whole nutmegs you eat because they can cause wild hallucinations, nausea, vomiting and even death if 1-3 are ground and ingested. Nutmegs contain myristicin, which is a narcotic, and taken in large does can and will be fatal. So, go easy when you grate nutmeg on top of eggnog during the holidays or you'll get more than just a little buzz.

And, finally, smelling bananas can help you lose weight.
The aroma is supposed to trigger signals in the brain's satiety, sending messages to your brain that you're full.

I think I'd rather just have the Elvis Special-fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
May 10, 2014 10:40 am
Paula T - Another AWESOME blog with some ideas I can actually use! I LOVE the rose garnish on that dessert! And I will be investigating myristicin! I might just start grating nutmeg more often just for the thrill of it! I once accidentally ingested lavender oil when making a sugar scrub for my face when I absent-mindedly licked the spoon. Lavender oil is good stuff too! Not sure about the safety of internal digestion though as I couldn't find any information in the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database. Thanks for another awesome blog! =)
May 10, 2014 11:22 am
You're so funny, Mrs. J!!! I can just see you ingesting that lavender oil-sounds like something I'd do. Not a bad idea about the nutmeg either. Thanks for the sweet and funny comment-you just made my day!
May 10, 2014 3:03 pm
Wonderful blog, Paula! What nifty information :D I'm one of those that knows 100 random things about 1000 subjects, lol, and always wanting to know more. I had no idea about peanuts and dynamite, can't wait to tell the husband who consumes peanuts and/or peanut butter daily. That would explain the sometimes fiery 'tude I get from him, lol :D
May 10, 2014 8:50 pm
ahahaha, Faith! Glad to clear things up for you and hubs-funny
May 10, 2014 9:46 pm
Nice job Paula. Lots of fun!
May 11, 2014 5:08 am
Good Morning, Paula! I enjoyed reading your blog. The rose apple pie is just beautiful. I wonder how the pie tastes. I use honey all the time and always go out to the farm and get local honey.
May 11, 2014 7:15 am
Thanks, girls! Lela, I can't imagine how that pie tastes, but I love the way it looks!
May 12, 2014 6:42 am
This was funny and I really liked it! Maybe I'll have to smell more bananas!! That pie is simply gorgeous!
May 12, 2014 9:45 am
Thanks, bakergirl! The pie is not mine, and I loved it too-may have to try making it soon.
May 12, 2014 11:33 am
Thanks Paula for another great read. I love your blogs :)
May 12, 2014 7:03 pm
awwww...Miss Kitty-thx!
May 13, 2014 1:13 pm
When I saw "Peanuts are Explosive" I worried that a particular family story had been uncovered. whew. . .another bullet dodged.
May 13, 2014 5:41 pm
Loved your blog Paula. Great photos too!
May 15, 2014 2:44 am
Thanks for starting my day off with a smile! Love tidbits like these.
May 17, 2014 11:23 am
hi there Paula!! another great read- thank you!! honey also is the only thing that purifies itself-- try it- drop a clump of dirt in a cup of honey- it will magically disappear- how long?- it will depend on what the soil is conprised of - but it is true- my german great grand mother always put honey on my scrapes- at nite at bedtime- magic again- no scars:-) thanks for another bit of light - i always enjoy what you write!!
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About Me is my food blog where I post my simple recipes in a complicated world. I work for a commercial insurance agency, so cooking is the creative outlet that I need. I love to create my own recipes and enter an occasional cooking contest. My two grown sons grew up cooking in our kitchen, and now I enjoy cooking with my 5 year old grandson.
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Baking is my favorite thing to spend time doing. The science of baking has always fascinated me. From the time I was 12 I couldn't understand how popovers rose and kept their hollow middles and just had to see for myself by making them at 2 a.m. on a school night. I got grounded from the kitchen after that stunt.
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Any holiday-my personal favorite? Halloween It wasn't until I had 2 kids of my own that I discovered how fun Halloween cooking can be!
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-Cooking among professional chefs in The 2013 World Food Championship -Representing Bob's Red Mill in Scotland in the World Porridge Making Competition -Winning Bob's Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle in 2013 -Appetizer Host for Kraft's Real Women of Philadelphia contest for season -Making cooking videos for Kraft as contracted.
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I've had plenty-from burning toast to ruining an expensive piece of steak, if you cook enough, tragedies are bound to happen. Just like in life, live and learn.
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