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09-06-2011, 05:54 AM
Post: #1
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Cucumbers... I didn't know this... Idea

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one
cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5,
Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus,
Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a
Cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, Spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and Slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or
to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem
area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and Headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B Vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you
don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber
over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not
only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire Cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a Pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the
Cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works
great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the Walls!!

14. Chickens love over-ripe cukes too! Tongue

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09-06-2011, 10:04 AM
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RE: cucumberland
Sounds like somebody's pushing a cucumber agenda..... Tongue

Have you ever tried Hendrick's Gin? It's got a really unique flavor, infused with rose petal and cucumber. It's not a gin for everyone - even the tag on the bottle says something to the effect of, "A lot of people who try our gin DON'T like it...."

The preferred garnish for any Hendrick's libation is, of course, the cucumber....and it reeeallllly is good!

They've got a quirky lil' website, has a Monty Pythonish vibe.

Now if you will excuse me, my breath is foul, my shoes are filthy and slugs are trampling over the Azaleas....

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09-06-2011, 02:44 PM
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RE: cucumberland
Maybe he speculated in cucumber futures....Dodgy

Thanks for all of the cucumber infor MA!
I've always liked them, now I have even more reasons too!Big Grin

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09-07-2011, 04:29 PM
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RE: cucumberland
It also takes 12+ visits to the same flower from the humble Honey Bee to make but 1 cucumber.

BTW yes, I am a beekeeper...

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09-07-2011, 04:36 PM
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RE: cucumberland
(09-07-2011 04:29 PM)Counselor Wrote:  It also takes 12+ visits to the same flower from the humble Honey Bee to make but 1 cucumber.

BTW yes, I am a beekeeper...

Are you?
REALLY????
You know, I'd LOVE to see a thread on Beekeeping/Honey production/Honey taste from different flowers, if you'd care to share your knowledge.
My Grandfather used to keep bees, and I loved it when he would harvest honey. I'd take a little piece of comb and chew on it like chewing gum.
Every time I see a piece of honey comb in a jar with honey driping off of it I think of him.

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Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya.
Life is more like a set of Legos.
Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet.
You gotta take care of your life."
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09-07-2011, 07:15 PM
Post: #6
RE: cucumberland
(09-07-2011 04:36 PM)HardwareGrl Wrote:  
(09-07-2011 04:29 PM)Counselor Wrote:  It also takes 12+ visits to the same flower from the humble Honey Bee to make but 1 cucumber.

BTW yes, I am a beekeeper...

Are you?
REALLY????
You know, I'd LOVE to see a thread on Beekeeping/Honey production/Honey taste from different flowers, if you'd care to share your knowledge.
My Grandfather used to keep bees, and I loved it when he would harvest honey. I'd take a little piece of comb and chew on it like chewing gum.
Every time I see a piece of honey comb in a jar with honey driping off of it I think of him.

Really. I am a counselor by day and a sideline beekeeper the rest of the time. We have had bees in our backyard for several years and it certainly is fun and rewarding.

We do not produce much, if any comb honey these days as there is a lot of risk and labor involved, we mostly produce liquid honey. However, on a day when I am in the bees, there is nothing that keeps you going quite like a chunk of new honey comb.

Thanks for the idea, i just may hang out my virtual beekeeper "shingle" and see what happens. I would love to help/ answer questions if there is a need.

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09-08-2011, 10:17 AM
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(09-07-2011 04:29 PM)Counselor Wrote:  It also takes 12+ visits to the same flower from the humble Honey Bee to make but 1 cucumber.

BTW yes, I am a beekeeper...

Really......I am so overrun with cukes now, that I think the bees must be exhausted! Put up your "Beekeeper Shingle"! I would love to know more!

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