Pickles and ice cream promo markets new U maternity ward

By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune Pickles & Ice Cream might sound like the latest Minnesota State Fair craze, but it is actually a new marketing gimmick that the University of Minnesota Medical Center has launched to compete in the crowded world of maternity care.  Starting late last week, a food truck bearing the “M Health” […]

People’s Pharmacy: Lotion’s acidity neutralizes jalapeno burn

by Joe Graedon M.S.   –  www.spokesman.com Q. I de-seeded 15 jalapenos without using gloves, so of course afterward my hands were burning. My daughter-in-law said that her grandfather had always told her to apply “something creamy,” so I rubbed on some AmLactin I normally use for dry skin. The burning stopped almost immediately! I hope you […]

Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles

by Linda Lombardi – Originally published by www.tofugu.com – 8/14/2015 When we think of pickles in the US, it’s mostly the spear along with our sandwich or the slices on a burger. When I was growing up we had two types, sweet and sour. And maybe there were some pickled beets in the fridge that I refused to […]

‘Pickles Granny,’ 96, Looks to Grow Business

Source: youth.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China Song Xiuying, 96 years old, is affectionately referred to as “Pickles Granny” by the local people in Zhengzhou, capital of central China’s Henan Province: Despite being four years shy of the century mark, she still keeps busy selling pickles at a local market. Setting up a shop […]

Spicy Food Longevity: Bring In Those Jalapeños, Study Suggests Hot Foods Might Make You Live Longer!

By Victoria Guerra – foodworldnews.com Not everyone can handle spicy additions to their regular food intake, but the newest research on the subject shows that those who favor this kind of flavors might actually live longer, as it appears that spicy food and longevity are connected in a way. According to The New York Times, the spicy […]