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ii ili l i ili ii: i!! ! !: ~iii i i! / !i/i ii ~! ii i~i !! 6B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, January 16, 1990 Helen Woodward When working on the salt habit, remember that natural salts are found naturally in all foods from a well-balanced diet. By adding spices the flavors of these foods are en- hanced. The diet is given variety and other helpful nutrients are added to the body. Knowing this, our kitchen can turn into a magical place. Let's add cardamon, curry powder, saffron and tumeric to our spice list. Cardamon (Elettaria cardo- momum) is a simple, erect, peren- nial plant found in southern India which grows to a height of about 10 feel The fruit of the cardamon is a three-celled capsule containing about 18 seeds. Used as a flavoring in cooking and medicines the seeds may be grated, ground or powdered. They are used to excite and stimu- late the appetite, expel gas from the intestines and strengthen and tone the stomach. Try a smidge sprinkled on a salad oradded to a rice dish. Saffron (Crocus Sativus) is a small perennial plant found mainly in France, Spain, Sicily and Iran yet cultivated in many parts of the world. Saffron is commonly called Autumn crocus or Spanish saffron. In the springtime the corm produces basal leaves. In late summer, at the end of August or beginning of September, the plant flowers. The yellow stigma, the flower part used to capture pol- len for fertilization, is picked, dried and used as saffron. The yellow pig- ment, crocine, produces a very strong yellow color used extensively in the Middle East as a dye for ma- terial and a coloring and flavoring for rice. Knowing it takes 35,000 to 40,000 flowers to make a pound of the spice will help us to understand why tumeric is often used as a saf- fron substitute for color and flavor. Medicinally saffron is one of the best blood vitalizers. By counteracting in- flammatory conditions, saffron stimulates the circulation and regu- lates the heart, liver and spleen. The Greeks and Romans even used it in their baths and to perfume their pub- lic buildings and streets. Curry powder is a spicy sweet blend of many eastern spices used extensively in Indian cooking but curry powder doesn't have to be used just for curry dishes. For a change, add a pinch to pureed or creamed vegetables then try it in eggplant, mushroom, pepper or to- mato dishes. Remember, spices are used to cook,with food. The flavors are released and blended during this cooking process so only add a little at a time. Let your taste buds tell you if you have it just right, or if you need more. Editor's Note: Thes~ articles are intended for educational pur- poses only. They are not intendea to treat, diagnose or prescribe, nor to be considered as a substi- tute for professional health care.. / iI :S ~ , / " /. Courtney Nicole Brooks Brooks Baby Birth Announced Tara Logan and Rev. Adrian Durant Greenbrier East By Jonathan Wright Jazz, dancing, recitations, vocal solos, and thoughts on freedom oc- cupied the attention of Green~;rier East High School (GEHS) students in a Martin Luther King Day Obser- vance at the Fairlea school January 12. The Greenbrier East Interact Club and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sponsored the as- sembly. Featured speaker was Rev- erend Adrian Charles Michael Durant, pastor of the Tenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, D. C., and pastor of the White Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church from 1981 to 1988. Reverend Durant encouraged students to carry on '1he dream" of Dr King. "In driving down here from Washington it dawned on me most of you only know from history the legacy of Martin Luther King. Most Mr and Mrs Billy Brooks, Jr., an,. of you were born after that fateful nounce the birth of their first child, Courtney Nicole, born at Humana Hospital Greenbrier Valley Novem- ber 22 at 2:14 p.m. Courtney weighed 6 pounds, 4.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. ' Mrs Brooks is the former Brenda Huffman of Caldwell. Maternal grandparents are Carrie and Arden O'Dell bf Nicholas County and Jerry and Rose Huffman of Lewisburg. Maternal great-grandmother is Mrs Lossie Huff man of Caldwell. Paternal grandparents are Billy and Betty Brooks of Muddy Creek Mountain, and paternal great-gra~d- parents are Charles and Clara Quick of Muddy Creek Mountain. day in April, 1966, when he died. "When I was growing up I re- member my parents taking me to places where he was speaking. Even at an early age I knew there were some things which were really wrong, but I was really not able to identify what they were. "Martin Luther King was ",ct just a black man, or just an American--he was a citizen important around the world. The essence of his dream is important for all people. It's impor- tant we realize, although all of us are different in many ways, we are all ultimately reaching for the same goals. Dr King's dream was to bring us together in our differences. "You hold in your hands the fu- ture of America. We're a scant ten years away from a new century. I challenge you to live out the es- sence of Dr King's dream as we ap- proach and enter that century. As with the snowflakes falling outside, we may be different, but we can all work together for the same pur- pose." The GEHS Jazz Band provided instrumental music for the program, including the works of black musi- cians Freddie Hubbard and Duke Ellington. Alumnus Gilbert Ednacot and senior Darren Williams were featured. Keya Barnes, Mary Bev- erly, and Leigh Ann Johnson sang solos. Danylle Williams read Dr King's '1 Have a Dream" speech, and the Interact Club Dance Team presented two dance routines. The club's president, Tara Logan, pre- sided. IIIII1|11 [ II II [ I I111 SPL~:TRA or CUSTOM PETITE Trillium Class Rings by Gold Lance BRING 7~11S AD 7~) OUR STOPS" TODAY! SPECIFIC GOSHEN 310 Main Street, Rainelle, W.VA. 304-438-8193 ASk f(I~ delatL~ S~le ~rlds Marctl 2 1990 ~O Gold Lall~ }nc I What you do is news to the Mountain Messenger! 647-5724 III I Interact Club Dance Team: Natasha Slater (left), Kyle Jackson, Monica Stowers, and Kevin Holmes III I I I Bu Across From Greenbrier Motors, Fairlea. Inquire At Greenbrier Motor Co. III Have you experienced difficulty in getting your Mountain Messenger ? If so, please phone 647-5724 Weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. We strive to bring you the best news-paper in a timely fashion. Thank you. Garden P; Leslie Price If you want to have a garden and don't live on or by a farm, let's face it, you are at a real disadvantage. Town gardeners are forced to im- prove the quality of the soil by buy- ing plastic bags of peat moss, com- post, and even cow manure. The packaged cow manure is scentless, and, as far as rm concerned, worth- less. You might as well dump left- over coffee grounds in your garden; they'll have the same effect. They'll loosen up the soil, but they won't make the fruit and flowers flourish. You'll never produce fat peppers or long, plump pole beans. No, you need the real stuff for that. Soil that is rich and black and crumbly is achieved by two methods -- either you make bushels of your own com- post to add to the soil or else you dig in lots of cow manure. I set out on the latter course last week because my compost pile is all used up. I'm shamefaced and empty-handed about it, but those are the facts. Determined to make up for my laziness and my poor soil, I drove my station wagon, loaded with a box of trash bags and a shovel, out into the country. Five miles out of town I pulled into the long driveway of a twenty acre farm, at the end of which sat a two-story white frame house. There were chickens in the backyard and black and white cows in the fields. The owner came out of the largest of the three weathered-looking sheds dot- ting the back~,ard. "How can I help you?" he asked. I offered my name and made my request: "Well, you see I need some cow manure for my garden, and I was wondering if you'd mind me get- ting some from your pastures?" "Help yourself," he replied, look- ing kinda sorry for me. He went on about his business while I retrieved Buys my shovel and bags from the,l of the car. I sat on the tait~ changed into my rubber gal0~ and slipped on some thickt gloves, l I discovered right away th~ shovel method wasn't going t~ efficient. I had to distort my b~ trying to dig, hold the bag ope~ sr= then somehow grip the I handle low enough to get the| cow pies in. It was far more elfI simply to pick them up. I aban0[ my shovel. 1 After an hour the farmer a~ over to where I was bending pasture to check on my progre~ "Would you like a spade, scoop?" he inquired. .t "No thanks, I'm almost finis~ had several bags and my I~ were wearing out. "Come on in and have a coffee when you're through." ,~ I appreciated the invitation.~ I was about to tie up my last~ took off my gloves and threwl in too. I dragged each bag b~ the car. For one and a half|. work I had four bags of lined up proudly as soldiers rear of my station wagon. I shoes back on and headed upI house, feeling rather smug. The farmer's wife asked like to wash up, and then around the kitchen table best coffee I've ever tasted tin mugs. We talked about and our gardens, the two so having a lot in common, headed home. They told me I was come back whenever I liked, waved good-bye from the porch when I reached the The farmer's, wife cupped her around her mouth just as I ing on the ignition. She "Next time bring a spatula!" Utilicorp United, the owner of state. It has approximately West Virginia Power, has purchased customers in 16 counties the a state gas distribution system the central region of West Virgi~ from the Cabot Corporation for ap- proximately $3.5 million, according to Roger Dick, public relations offi- cer for the purchasing corporation. The gas distribution system was acquired, including interest accrued since a definitive letter of agreement was signed in September 1988. The sale received West Virginia regula- tory approval in November and other regulatory approvals prior to that date, Mr Dick said. The West Virginia gas distribution system is the third largest in the will be operated as a Utilicorp's West Virginia Power. company has approximately electric customers in the southeastern region. "This is another step in egy of growth through diver: tion," according to Utilicorp and president Richard C. "This substantially presence in the state of ginia." Utilicorp now has nearly gas and electric customers in states aad in Canada. :- Presbyterian Grant Applicants During the Lenten season each year, the Presbyterian Church pro- motes the One Great Hour of Shar- ing Offering. One-third of this offer- ing is devoted to the program known as the Self Development of People, The Presbytery of West Virginia has formed a 1990 committee which has been certified to spend the por- tion of the Self Development of People funds which are returned to our area for local use. Chairperson of this committee is Mrs Susan D. Clark of Clarksburg. Applications for small grants are being accepted now and the dead- line for receiving them is March 25. The funds are completely criminatory. Any group which the guidelines of the gible, i These are the guidelines! proposal must originate in, trolled by and benefit "the nity of Need". Simple applications are sirable and a form for available. For further please contact Mrs Clark, 108' ing Way, Ctarksburg 26301 or bytery of West Virginia, 319 ington Street West, Charl 25302. .... __~: Honda's Quality & Resale Value " speaks for itself. You can own one of these automobiles for no more than most any other car. We still have a very few 89 Standard Models left in stock. Deals can never be better. We need good used Trade-Ins Thats not all because Hot Winter,, Cash Back. Cash Rebates up to $650,00 on Sentra Modles VADL Nissan Hardbody Trucks have up to $700.00 Rebate. Save big because most everyother Nissan has a Rebate. Our Number I Goal is Customer Satisfaction & Quality. 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