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Tuesday, November 18th: Well, it has been a scary and wild weekend in Santa Barbara. Firestorms raged and threatened many of our friends here. Most were lucky. But approximately 150 homes were destroyed, and the lives contained therein will forever have a memory of loss, coupled with the gratefulness of survival, that is unique.
I AM HERE THIS WEEK!!! I had originally thought I would be away, but lo, I will be at SBCC on Tuesday morning at 8:30 AM. Let’s all work on the miracle and gratefulness of good health together… I’m waiting for you.
Tuesday Thought: “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha
Tuesday Blog Review:
So… the great bread secret code of delivery date…. The question was, how would you know what day of the week any loaf of bread was delivered into the store just by looking from a distance? No one seemed to know the answer, so here it is. (There may be bakers and grocers that adhere to other codes, so test this out for your bread, in your market.)
This secret code method is actually not done for the consumer, but rather for the grocer to be able to track which is the newest, and oldest, loaves at a glance. Well, we should have that ability, too, right? If you look on loaves of commercial bread you will see that the twist ties or little plastic clippy deals that hold the bags closed are different colors. Each color specifies the day the bread was delivered to the store. Bread is not delivered on Sundays or Wednesdays. So, the code is Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow for the days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. That’s cool, I thought, but who’s gonna remember THAT? (for those of us over 50, remembering our names is challenging enough at times.) So here is the little mantra I devised… I can hear you now, reciting this as you stare down the Orowheat shelves:
Bread’s – Blue – Monday
Gotta – Green – Tuesday
Rise – Red – Thursday
With – White – Friday
Yeast – Yellow – Saturday
Each letter corresponds to the colors, in order. The colors also proceed in alphabetical order, in case you forget my little acronym So, if it is Saturday, and you see a yellow clip right in front, it could have been freshly delivered that morning… but check the expiration date… it may be only a few days away, which means that was LAST Saturday’s bread they are trying to foist on you… it’s at least a week old already! Look for a white (Friday) tag, which would mean it was delivered yesterday. The expiration date on that should be about a week away.
As for the San Francisco sourdough question… there is a bacteria, Lactobacilus sanfrancisco (or sanfranciscensis) that is found only in the Bay Area air, and is the key to the sourdough bread there.
Tuesday Cosmetic Clean-Up:
Good news for Santa Barbarians…. the Honeybee Gardens eye pencils I recommended are carried at Lazy Acres, along with the Honeybee Gardens Watercolors line of nail polish. Others outside the SB area will likely find it at a good quality health food store, as well as the online link here on the blog.
Nail polish is, frankly, just pure chemicals – none of them good. OPI’s offerings rank 4’s, 5’s and 6’s, Sally Hansen’s are up to a nasty 7. This Honeybee Gardens line is a water-based technology, as opposed to solvent based, and rates a 2. Quite unique. It requires its own special remover, which has no odor.
Warning: This polish may be difficult to remove. Read, and heed, the directions and suggestions.
Also this week…. eye shadow! Weeks of searching and a number of disappointments have finally yielded something I feel comfortable recommending. All the Mac eye shadows I was using rated 4’s, 5’s and 6’s on Cosmetics Database. At Lazy Acres in Santa Barbara I found Emani Minerals eye shadows. Good colors, nice consistency. You will not find the products listed on Cosmetics Database, but I entered the ingredients into the database myself and got the rating… a much better 2 🙂 Here’s just a sampling of color duos… they have others in singles also.
Tuesday Time Waster Brain Game: Click on the things that are different in one of the 2 pictures ….. 6 Differences
Tuesday Fun Stuff:
Lucky or Good? This week…. Lucky… next week… Good