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Interesting Information: Salt Wars

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Interesting Information:  March 23, 2017

Salt Wars

What to believe about salt?

I wrote at least one essay (see Mainely Tipping Points essays) on the salt wars.

We actually eat LESS salt now than people in the generations before canning and freezing.  And, most of us are less healthy today.

There are some people who have genuine salt intolerances, but my understanding is that they are somewhat rare.

Anyway, the potassium and salt ratio is important.  I eat a lot of salt, so if I get leg cramps, I take a potassium pill.  Salt washes potassium out of one’s system.

Salt is crucial for health in all kinds of ways–see the essay I wrote

And, here is a very recent piece you might want to read from Dr. Mercola:

Source: Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

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March 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Turkey Tracks: “Crossed Kayaks” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  March 23, 2017

“Crossed Kayaks” quilt

This cutie baby quilt got mailed recently.

The 12 1/2 inch foundation pieced blocks are from a book by Lynn Goldsworthy, THE ULTIMATE QUILT BLOCK COLLECTION.  She actually called this version a “Bento Box” pattern, but I’ve seen in other places a similar pattern called “Crossed Kayaks.”  Likely that pattern did not have the colored square beneath the kayaks.

The fabrics are from a collection by Riley Blake called “Crayola.”  I pulled from my stash to add more solids.  I bought this collection in Coastal Quilters’ fund-raiser auction last November.  I’ve always LOVED crayons.  As a child, nothing much was more fun than getting a new box of crayons–each with their tips still pointy and new.  That was probably the first realization that I loved the whole range of colors.  This suite of fabrics also comes in girly pinks.

The secondary patterns are neat in this quilt.  The center makes an Octagon.

Here’s the back.  I stole from the backing fabric to get the front border, so pieced to fill in.  That’s always fun.

 

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March 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm