Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cajun Corner - vol 5, No. 46

Cajun Corner – Vol. 5, No. 46 – September 17, 2013


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This issue will be very brief.  Over the past week or two I have received several emails with contributions to Cajun Corner.  Sadly, some have been misplaced.  I thought it might be a nice change of pace to let some of our readers fill this issue.

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Thank you Maureen for the following:

I thought this fascinating... perhaps you will too. I had no idea pineapple at  the grocery store had such a fascinating "life story".

A Simple Pineapple 


The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family.
It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret ' s that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.
No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.
Choose your pineapple by smell.
 If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.

The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.

After you cut off the top, you can plant it.
It should grow much like a sweet potato will.

This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.

If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Let ' s look at how 
pineapple affects other conditions.

Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.

It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple ' s value.
Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently. Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief.

In Germany , bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.
If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.
It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice. It really works! Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.

It ' s also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.

Thank you Bob for the following:

One day Timmy came home from school and asked his father a question. "Dad, what is sex?" Timmy asked. "Oh boy, here we go," his dad thought to himself. So Timmy's dad went through a long and lengthy explanation about the birds and the bees. When he was finished he asked Timmy if there were any questions. Timmy answered, "No, but how am I going to put all that information in this little box on this form I have to fill out where it says sex?"

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped into the princesses lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am, and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so." That night, the princess dined sumptuously on a repast of lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and shallot cream sauce.

Thank you Harold for the following:

Whats the difference between a rat and a gnome?
People like rats better


Where do you look for gnomes' obituaries? Under "Home Improvements


How can you tell which tricycle belongs to the gnome? It is the one with the kickstand


What do you call a gnome with a degree in Computer Science ?
A liar.


A gnome who joined a nudist colony only two weeks ago was asked to leave because he kept poking his nose into everybody’s business.


How many gnomes do you need to paint a wall?
It depends on how hard you throw them.

Thank you Rhonda for the following:

A man takes his family to tour around the world. He took his wife, two children and his mother in law. They end up in Israel. They are touring and his mother in law falls ill and passes away. The man goes to the morgue and asks for the body to be shipped home. The caretaker says it's $5000.00 to ship but we can bury her here in the Holy land for only $150.00. The man says no ship her home!!!!!! Why the care taker said, this is the Holy land and only $150.00? The man say's, no way I heard about a guy buried here years ago, came back to life 3 days later, I can't take that chance with my mother in law. 

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