Friday, February 16, 2007

Question of the Day....


RUTH said...

I like mine crunchy with slices of onion.

Women on the Verge said...

Yes, but with or without salmonella?


Yahoowzaaa..... You're off and running now, girls.

Ruth ..... Onions ?

I had one of those jars ... half eaten jars.

RUTH said...

No salmon thanks...bit too

CB....that's just the reaction my girls have when I have peanut butter and onion sandwiches.

RUTH said...

E; in case you missed my answer in my comment box about Lemon Balm...It will be fine instead of Lemon Verbena
You may like to see this recipe
Also as a cosmetic, it makes a good skin cleanser. Steamy facials are recommended for acne as it's antibacterial. Dry leaves are used in potpourri. It is reputed to repel insects and can be blended with other insect repelling herbs such as lavender, lemongrass, and rue. Rub down your kitchen table with the herbs to keep bugs from food and throw some on your bbq to keep bugs away (when you get the weather for bbqs.

Women on the Verge said...

Not only did we have a half eaten 6 pound can (my kids are held together by PB), I had just made 5 dozen peanut butter cookies that I had to toss out! Ouch!

Anonymous said...

Well here in Texas we grow our kids as tough as our cattle. That's why we make sure that the peanut butter we use in class projects is the rugged bacterially enhanced flavor.

SSC said...

Ok, I admit risk assessment is my life. Whether its telling my kids to wear their helmets, or trying to convince MD's not to use drugs for off-label indications, everything is a risk assessment.

I tell you this so that you will understand why, after hearing all the hype on PB, I went to the horses’ mouth. While many of the safety alerts issued by our government may not seem rational to those of use with a modicum of common sense, the FDA does at least make sure they have their facts straight before issuing a recall. I wish I could say as much for the modern media.

A quick perusal of the FDA web page will show you how the “small” minds of our media outlets have failed to grasp some important details. While the media has told us “all lots of Peter Pan and Great Value with lot numbers starting with 2111 are suspect”, that is not what the FDA announced and indeed is a dangerous over simplification of the truth.

The truth is that ALL Peter Pan mfg’d since May 2006 is suspect and only Great Value brand with lot numbers starting with 2111 are suspect. It is also important to note that no cases of illness have yet been reported with the Great Value brands.

Ok, here comes the risk assessment. If 2111 lots of Great Value are not associated with illness, then 2111 lots of Peter Pan should also be low risk. This leaves us looking at all the other lots of Peter Pan mfg’d since May of 2006 as “higher” risk. Thanks to our media simpletons, these are the lots that we have kept in our cupboards and continued to feed our children.

Eat up little Timmy……….

By the way, has anyone heard the media mention recalls of Earth’s Best baby food for botulism contamination, or Wild Kitty Cat Food for salmonella? I sure haven’t. Almost makes you wonder who their “Parent Companies” are doesn’t it??????????

Mother Marlene said...

wow ssc that is some scary stuff. Thank you for the info!