45 uses for lemons

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who knew there were so many healthy uses for lemons?  click the link to learn them all. 45 uses for lemons

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DIY Homemade Plantain (herb) Ointment

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©beverly armstrong 2015

PLANTAIN OINTMENT

Plantain may just be a weed to others but it has amazing properties that are perfect for first aid treatment of
bites, stings, wounds, allergies, rashes, sunburns,and other skin problems.  To make plantain ointment, all you
need to have is the following:
* 4 oz olive oil infused with dried plantain leaf
* 1 oz of beeswax
* 5 drops of vitamin  E (oil)
* 3 drops of peppermint oil
* 2 mason jars

HOW TO PREPARE

1. For the infused olive oil, fill a dry quart mason jar with dried plantain leaves and the olive oil.  Tightly seal.
Place the jar in a crock pot with a layer of towel at the bottom; fill it with water reaching half the jar.  Set it to warm for two days.
2.  To make the ointment, pour beeswax and strained oil in a pan over low heat.  Stir and remove when melted.  Add the vitamin E oil and the peppermint oil and stir.  Transfer to a dry mason jar and let stand for a day to harden. Use when needed.

©beverly armstrong 2015

Men’s Health Spicy Oven Fries

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Men’s Health Spicy Oven Fries
 
Ingredients
 
  • 4 russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into 12 wedges
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 
Time estimates
 
Prep time: 10 min  
Cook time: 35 min  
Total time: 45 min  
 
Directions
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Dip the cut potatoes in egg to coat and place in a bowl.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the potatoes, toss well to coat.
  5. Place the wedges on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  6. Turn the potatoes over and bake for 15 minutes or until crisp.
 

Yields 4 servings