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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2012, 9:27 am

I forget who it was but Thanks to the person that shared washing veggies in a sinkful of water with a capful or two of bleach. I've scaled that way down for my current small spinach pickings. There is no chlorine flavor and boy I feel soo much better taking away the was this washed enough? thoughts in my head.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/27/2012, 9:31 am

I believe that was Kay thinking

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Post  walshevak on 5/27/2012, 11:55 am

Yep, it was me and I give credit to the health units at the various US Embassies where I've been. Spent time and ate produce in the following countries using the method without health problems from veggies or fruit I prepared. Liberia, Libya, Burkina Faso, Bosnia Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Albania, Turkmenistan, Brazil, Philippines, Taiwan and China. Most are 3rd world or emerging and health issues are present. Until the TSA put in the liquid restrictions, I always carried a large medicine bottle of Clorox in my suitcase to treat fresh fruits in the hotel sink. (I would get tired of resturant food and liked fresh fruit for snacks) Oh, shampoo provided by the hotel makes a good wash as well. Rinsed with hotel water and then rinsed with bottled water. A poster in medical unit of one embassy said, If you can't peel it or cook it don't eat it. That's how seriously the Embassy took the issue.

As an add on, a bath in vinegar water following the bleach water will remove the bleach odor and also has a germicidial effect. And soaking broccoli heads causes any creepy crawlies to get out.

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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2012, 6:34 pm

Thanks a bunch Rooster and Kay's US Embassies experiences. Appreciate the vinegar tip too. I knew vinegar had a germicidal effect but would never have thought to use it either. Kay you have really seen the world, whew.
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Post  rowena___. on 5/27/2012, 7:26 pm

in the philippines, we washed everything with salt water, including kitchen counters. daddy told me that during the war, they even used hot salt water to clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment at the hospital. when i asked him what the "recipe" is for the salt water, he said "too salty to drink".
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Post  memart1 on 5/27/2012, 7:39 pm

I once had a doctor tell me to use a heaping tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle with it. He said it has an antibiotic effect.
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Post  walshevak on 5/27/2012, 7:50 pm

@rowena___. wrote:in the philippines, we washed everything with salt water, including kitchen counters. daddy told me that during the war, they even used hot salt water to clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment at the hospital. when i asked him what the "recipe" is for the salt water, he said "too salty to drink".

Rowena, what part of PI is your family from. I have a house in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. All my daughters in law are Filipina and a family member is acting as caretaker in return for college tuition.

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Post  rowena___. on 5/27/2012, 8:41 pm

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@rowena___. wrote:in the philippines, we washed everything with salt water, including kitchen counters. daddy told me that during the war, they even used hot salt water to clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment at the hospital. when i asked him what the "recipe" is for the salt water, he said "too salty to drink".

Rowena, what part of PI is your family from. I have a house in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. All my daughters in law are Filipina and a family member is acting as caretaker in return for college tuition.

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we are from manila (quezon city and caloocan). you or your DILs might be familiar with my family, my grandfather was teodoro gonzales. my grandmother is from the soriano sugar cane family.
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Post  claudiamedic on 5/27/2012, 8:42 pm

Wonderful discussion! Thanks for all the ideas. Smile
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Post  claudiamedic on 5/27/2012, 8:45 pm

I mean this as a complement, not a racist statement: all the Filipinas I've known are so compassionate and such wonderful caregivers. I wish there were more Filipina nurses/health care providers here in Indiana!!
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Post  Pepper on 5/28/2012, 8:15 am

as an add on coment for food prep. I got this tip in e-mail have tried it and it works. Make a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 9 parts water in a container run your strawberries and other fruit/berries though to kill the mold. This mix does not change the flavor a bit. I have some strawberries from earlier in the week and no sign of mold.
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Post  rowena___. on 5/28/2012, 10:16 am

@claudiamedic wrote:I mean this as a complement, not a racist statement: all the Filipinas I've known are so compassionate and such wonderful caregivers. I wish there were more Filipina nurses/health care providers here in Indiana!!

aw, thank you for the kind compliment! my husband is from southern indiana and his mother's PT team were all filipino--i was so proud. Smile
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Post  llama momma on 5/28/2012, 11:40 am

@Pepper wrote:as an add on coment for food prep. I got this tip in e-mail have tried it and it works. Make a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 9 parts water in a container run your strawberries and other fruit/berries though to kill the mold. This mix does not change the flavor a bit. I have some strawberries from earlier in the week and no sign of mold.

That's good to know pepper, I am still buying from the supermarket until my strawberries mature. I will try your advice. Thanks!
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Post  herblover on 5/28/2012, 11:44 am

@memart1 wrote:I once had a doctor tell me to use a heaping tablespoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle with it. He said it has an antibiotic effect.

That is is very useful tip; when I was growing up and had a sore throat my Mom would have my gargle with hot salt water. It not only has an antibacterial effect but is surprisingly soothing as well. Tastes nasty though.
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Post  llama momma on 5/28/2012, 11:49 am

After 2 wisdom teeth were removed a couple years ago the surgeon's instructions were to swish salt water several times a day. Excellent for cleansing and healing.
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Post  walshevak on 5/28/2012, 12:32 pm

@rowena___. wrote:
@claudiamedic wrote:I mean this as a complement, not a racist statement: all the Filipinas I've known are so compassionate and such wonderful caregivers. I wish there were more Filipina nurses/health care providers here in Indiana!!

aw, thank you for the kind compliment! my husband is from southern indiana and his mother's PT team were all filipino--i was so proud. Smile

I will say this, Filipinas are very family oriented and when my nurse found out I had a Filipina DIL, I got extra visits. Very Happy They are from the Olongapo area. My son was stationed in Subic Bay for 5 years.

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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/28/2012, 2:01 pm

@Pepper wrote:as an add on coment for food prep. I got this tip in e-mail have tried it and it works. Make a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 9 parts water in a container run your strawberries and other fruit/berries though to kill the mold. This mix does not change the flavor a bit. I have some strawberries from earlier in the week and no sign of mold.

Someone put this tip on Pinterest. I tried it also, it really does work!

Herblover & llama momma - both of those are definite old fashioned remedies. I know that they work from when I was a kid - MANY MANY MOONS AGO! Laughing
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Post  claudiamedic on 5/29/2012, 8:11 pm

@rowena___. wrote:
@claudiamedic wrote:I mean this as a complement, not a racist statement: all the Filipinas I've known are so compassionate and such wonderful caregivers. I wish there were more Filipina nurses/health care providers here in Indiana!!

aw, thank you for the kind compliment! my husband is from southern indiana and his mother's PT team were all filipino--i was so proud. Smile

So happy that I didn't offend you, rowena___. Caregiving is sorely undervalued in our society. We struggle to find caregivers with a lick of common sense and any kind of work ethic. (btw, I'm also a homeschooling mom...gardening is part of our school curriculum!). affraid
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