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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday - Some Public Service Information

Saving Berries The key to preventing moldy berries...

"Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides. Well, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh! Here is a tip I am sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:

Wash them with vinegar.

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them."

Thank you Linda

Vitamin D-3 May Cut Fat Mass and Boost Heart Health Markers

March 2012
A new study says that supplementing daily with vitamin D-3 may improve certain markers of heart health like HDL cholesterol, and lead to significant reductions in body fat mass in overweight and obese people.

A daily dose of 1,000 International Units (25 mcg) was also associated with increases in LDL cholesterol.

Supplements of the "sunshine vitamin" were also associated with a significant reduction in body fat mass, compared with placebo, added researchers from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

While our bodies do manufacture vitamin D on exposure to sunshine, the levels in some northern countries are so weak during the winter months that the body makes no vitamin D at all, meaning that dietary supplements and fortified foods are seen by many as the best way to boost intakes of vitamin D.

British Journal of Nutrition; Published online ahead of print.
Thank you Linda B.

Thought for the day:

When I put the frog test on yesterday it worked - and by the time y'all got it, it didn't - I searched a long time and it must have been taken off the internet-???

If you are interested I did find it on youtube:


Anonymous said...

Nice post today Sandie ^_^
Didn't know that about Vitamin D-3
Yes raspberries are very delicate..seems like they mold just from looking at them [hehe].
Hope you're having a good morning!
Big hugs


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Good info Sandie! My Dr told me to take D-3 and I think my health has improved since starting it last year. The berry tip is wonderful! I will send this to my daughter also! hugs, Linda

Marydon said...

Vit. D3 is the issue I have been struggling with this past 8 weeks, Sandie. I've shared some of it with you. Bone levels should be 3.2 & above, I am now down to 2.3 ... not good.

TY for that berry solution ... will try this for sure.

Have a beautiful PS weekend~
Hugs & love,

~GIVAWAY ends 3/15~

Gloria Hood said...

So great to know this about berries! Also, I have been taking Vit D3 since the beginning of Dec, just didn't know that was why I have been slowly losing weight! Awesome!

Marti said...

Thanks for the tip for preserving berries. I know that sometimes I end up throwing half of them away because they are growing hair. Have a good day.

TexWisGirl said...

i've been lucky enough to get some good sunshine thru the winters here in tx, but remember those 'sad' days of winter in wis.

Kim said...

Great tip for the raspberries. I will try it because it always ticks me off the next day when they start to turn fuzzy.

momto8 said...

doesn't the vinegar give the berries a different taste?
thank you for the Vitamin d insights...empiracally I know this is true....and I see kids drinking gataroade instead of milk!!
Happy weekend.

Sandra said...

strawberries are in here, the strawberries festival is in full swing, so i bought a great big box of them today, wonder if this would work on strawberries. of course we eat them so fast the stuff can't grow. ha ha

Ginny said...

I haven't heard the thing about berries and vinegar, I just heard not to wash them till you use them so they won't get moldy. Now I am calling the pharmacy to see what kind of Vitamin D the doctor is giving me, he just doubled it for the second time! The frog thing, wonder how hard it would be for American kids the same age, maybe much harder?

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sandie. Good post today with some great tips. Will try that with the berries. I didn't know about Vitamin D3 either. Loved that quotation at the end. Brilliant! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Jill said...

Good tip. LOVE that saying!

Shelly said...

As always, great info! Thanks for sharing~

Ann said...

I think I could use some of that Vitamin D-3

Angela said...

This winter has been a strange one in that the sun has been out a lot more than usual. I haven't had the winter blues like I got the past few years! Thank God! I needed that this year for sure!


✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Great tip on the berries. I eat a lot of them.

I also take Vitamin D-3. I think it also makes you feel good. Kind of like sunshine does.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Thanks for the tips on the berries. I always hesitate to buy them because they go bad so fast.

Susan :)

Blondee said...

Thanks for the tip on the berries! They do get moldy quickly.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the tip about the vinegar for the berries! In a few months berries will be in season, and of course we want them to last and not mold.

Jim said...

Very good post today, Sandie. :)
Mrs. Jim takes a super vitamin D. It could be D-3, I'll look. Now what does it do for you, help you to remember things?

I have been told that shrink-wrap is best for squirrels in the attic.

Anna Smith said...

I love that you have a pic of ducks walking on the ceiling and turned it upside down for your blog! Great tip, defo gona give that a try :)

Jojo said...

Love that frosty picture!

Lynn said...

I am glad to finally see how that frog thing was accomplished - I did find it on the internet and threw in the towel. :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the berry tip. That would take the sting out of those pricy fruit.
I get so much D in the warm months, I forget about winter. Late now but I will give it a shot next Winter.

Nancy Claeys said...

I've been hearing that the younger generation is very deficient in vitamin D since they don't spend much time outside anymore. Great post Sandie. :)

Sharon said...

I've heard about the many benefits of supplementing one's diet with Vitamin D3. "The Hub" and I have added it to our regimen.

I really liked that quote from Norman Cousins. As I recall, he was the guy who had that book about how laughter cured a very serious disease he had.

Thanks to you, dear friend, you make my life easier with the many smiles you provide!


A Quiet Corner said...

Thanks for the heads up on the berries, Sandie! I'm a fruitaholic!!
And yep, I take Vit D supplements but I have to admit I have put on weight this past winter!...:)JP

Tammy said...

Nice tip for the berries...In my house, though, they don't stay around long :)
I love the reflection shot in your header!


I am so appreciative about the berry tip. I just had to throw out a box the other day that wasn't more than a day or two old. Really aggravated me. But my husband ranted more because of the cost. Thanks. Take care.