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Coast Optoelectronics Lenser Light Pack 28.99

Have no idea what the shipping is. But this price for the pack of 4 Coast flashlights is less than Amazon charges for one of several models, or at least from what I can tell. If you need good bright flashlights, this pack is a good deal:) That is if the shipping is reasonable! I don't have time to go through to find out what the shipping is.

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Stevia - an Alternative for Sugar? (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni)

I'm going to try some of the whole leaf stevia powder and see how it stacks up against the white bleached powder. I've been using the white powders for nearly three years, but they started adding all kinds of muckety junk to it. And yeah, I know, it's supposed to help make it easier to pour and all that, but it sure is strange that most of the junk they're adding negates the beneficial effect that stevia has of not raising blood sugar. Erythritol is one of the least offensive additives. Erythritol has a glycemic index of almost zero. For your own sake, read those labels my peeps, and look up those additives that have been added to the stevia brands that you buy.

The whole leaf powder is supposed to have all the good stuff left in it, as well as the sweet. But it's green *G* So we'll just see how it goes. It may be a week or two before I report back on it. I haven't ordered it yet, and it'll take time to get here and try it for a bit.

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ARS News Service
Agricultural Research Service, USDA
Ann Perry, (301) 504-1628, ann.perry@ars.usda.gov
April 22, 2009
--View this report online, plus photos and related stories, at www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr


Dairy cows that produce USDA-certified organic milk also produce manure that may gradually replenish soil nutrients and potentially reduce the flow of agricultural pollutants to nearby water sources, according to findings by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and colleagues.

Cows on organic dairy farms generally consume forage feeds cultivated on soils that are fertilized with manure and compost rather than manufactured fertilizers. This organic management, in turn, may significantly affect how easily nutrients are converted in soil into forms readily taken up by crops.

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How To Season, Clean & Prepare Cast Iron Cookware

Cast Iron is the best cookware ever. It cooks evenly, retains heat well, and can be more non stick than non stick ware.

Once you begin making up your own set of cast iron cookware, and get it seasoned properly. You wan't want to use anything else.

Electricity goes off no problem use it in your firepit, or on your grill. Camp fires don't hurt cast iron either. You can even use the frying pans or dutch oven to bake cakes, or deep dish pies.

Needless to say I love my traditional cast iron.

You can get cast iron with a coating on it, but it's very expensive, and I can't see the sense in spending money on the fancy when a little time and patience will give you a very nice non stick pot or pan.

I've bought cast iron at flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, and brand new.

The stuff you can get at flea markets and estate sales are generally really good if the pans nave been taken care of because they've usually been seasoned very well.

Pre seasoned is great, but it's still doesn't have that non stick finish yet. That takes a little time, and some patience. It doesn't happen over night.

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