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I am not an expert, but I do know a few tricks to buying produce. When I buy pineapples and cantaloupes I sniff them. If I get a faint pineapple or cantaloupe scent, I can be fairly certain the fruit is ripe and sweet. Our grocery store had pineapples on sale for 99 cents. They were small, unripe and grown in Mexico. There was not one in the whole bin that smelled remotely like pineapple. I knew they would not be good for eating, but I bought two for juicing.
I let them ripen for two days on my kitchen counter. I ran them through the juicer. I also juiced some carrots. The pineapple carrot combination was delicious.
My hands have been chapped, especially across my knuckles. Several people on the Forum have recommended grape seed oil for chapped skin. The other night as I was getting ready for bed, my hands were really hurting. Rather than go to the kitchen for grape seed oil, I just rubbed some of the almond oil that I use as makeup remover into my chapped skin. I was amazed the next morning at how quickly my hands had healed.
Last night my son said, "Mom, do you have any lotion. My hands are really chapped." I told him that almond oil worked better than any lotion in the house. This morning he agreed with me.
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him. Matthew 2:1-2
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