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Hot Roll Mix

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Sharon
To: phaedrus
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 3:01 PM
Subject: Hot Roll Mix Clone

> Hi Phaed -
> I just read your recipe for the Swedish Cinnamon Twists and it sounds
> delicious.  Do you possibly know of a home made clone for the hot roll
> mix?  Thanks
> so much; keep up the good work!
> Sharon

Hi Sharon,

See below.


Hot Roll Mix

  Serving Size  : 22   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bread Dough/Roll Mix

   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      lbs           unbleached flour
    1 1/4  c             granulated sugar
    4      tsps          salt
    1      c             nonfat dry milk powder

 In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Mix until well blended.
 Place in a airtight container. Label with date and contents.
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Per serving: 399 Calories; 0g Fat (0% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 89g
 Carbohydrate; 1mg Cholesterol; 405mg Sodium

 NOTES : Store in a cool dry place. Use within 6 to 8 months. Hot Roll Mix
 makes 22 cups.

"The Quick"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kim
To: phaedrus
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 1:38 AM
Subject: Quick? Why is it called that?

> Dear Uncle,
> I have been asking people from all over the country this question, now
> that I have found you I may actually find out the answer!
> Why do people say, "My nail broke past the quick?" Why is that lower
> part of your nail called the quick????
> I will be hoping for an answer "quick"!
> Thank you!!!
> Kim Idaho

Hi Kim,

"Quick" is derived from the Old English word "cwicu", which meant "alive". Later, in Middle English, it became "quicke" and came to have the double meanings of "swift" and "alive". So, when you say your nail broke into the "quick", you mean it broke into the living, growing part of the nail, lower than the dead tip that has no feeling. Remember hearing the expression "the 'quick' and the dead"? That means the "living and the dead".



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Christina
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2004 1:34 PM
Subject: argentina dessert

> There is a candy out there called Mantecol, it is peanut based, and hard
> to get in the states.   I was wondering if you could find a recipe that 
> could come somewhere in the vicinity of the real stuff.
> Thanks,
> Christina

Hi Christina,

Sorry, no luck finding a recipe, but you can buy mantecol online. See:
Amigo Foods



----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 1:41 AM
Subject: Poor White Cracker?????

> Dear Uncle,
> Here is another one I have not found out the origin of..... Why were
> poor, uneducated people called "Crackers" in the old south, maybe even
> now, I wouldn't know since I live in Idaho.  I have read many books and
> stories by Black authors, and am fascinated by their culture but never a
> mention where that expression got started.
> Please help!!
> Kim from Idaho

Hi Kim,

"Cracker" has two possible origins in the Old South. In the piney woods of the Southeastern United States in the 19th century existed a large group of white people, mostly of Scotch-Irish heritage. These people lived by herding cattle and growing corn, and therein lie the two possible origins of the term.

Those who herded cattle used a long whip with a tip to herd their livestock, and this whip was called a "cracker". These folks were referred to by the wealthy plantation owners and the coastal residents of the Southern States as "whip crackers", later shortened to just "crackers."

The other possible (and perhaps more likely) origin comes from corn. Many of these people subsisted on a diet of mostly corn, and they made corn meal by pounding or "cracking" corn. So, they came to be referred to as "corn crackers", later shortened to just "crackers".

After the Civil War, the Southern States were pressed for money, so they began seizing and selling the open public lands on which these people had grazed their cattle and grown their corn. As a result, millions of these people, who did not own enough acreage for farming, became displaced persons. They struggled to survive, many drifting into the cities where the Industrial Revolution was gaining steam and where they found work in the mills and factories that were springing up. In the cities and towns, they were referred to rather contemptuously by the city residents as "crackers."


Original Agree Shampoo

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michelle" 
To: phaedrus
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2004 1:33 PM
Subject: Agree Shampoo & Conditioner-old scent


My name is Michelle.  I always used Agree brand shampoo & conditioner and
the stuff sold now does not smell the same.  Who do I contact to get the old
stuff?  What company makes this shampoo--maybe I could get in touch with
them and tell them that the newer version is really lame and they should
change back to the original formula.

Your help is appreciated.


Hi Michelle,

Well, you can buy a few bottles of the old Agree on E-Bay. See:

Baylornet E-Bay

Agree is owned by Schwarzkopf & Dep Inc.
Contact info:
Schwarzkopf & Dep, Inc.
Phone: 310-604-0777.
2101 East Via Arado
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220



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