The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 17, 1995 · Page 14
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B2 Wednesday, May 17,1995 The Salina Journal Instant pudding 'chock-full' of food colors, preservatives Universal Press Considering how many fattening ingredients these puddings don't have, one pudding fan is surprised at how creamy they taste. Instant pudding Fat Free Sugar Free Jell-O Instant Pudding - chocolate, chocolate fudge, vanilla, butterscotch, banana cream and pistachio: 69 cents per 4-ounce or 99 cents per 6-ounce box. Bonnie: When made with skim milk, these new puddings contain neither fat nor sugar. But they're chock-full of food colors (red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6) and preservatives (TBHQ, BHA), and artificial sweetener (aspartame), all of which I try to avoid. Real pudding is basically made from milk, sugar, pure flavoring, cornstarch and sometimes, an egg. This is just artificially flavored, colored and sweetened thickened milk. (Incidentally, most pudding mixes can be low-fat if made with skim instead of whole milk.) Carolyn: Real pudding is mushy, creamy and thoroughly old-fashioned. In other words, it is quintessential comfort food. What concerns me more than ingredients is whether a five-minute pudding without fat or sugar can possibly fit that same definition. Being more of a cake-and-cookies woman myself, I decided to test these with my favorite pudding fan. Considering how many good things these puddings are free of, he was surprised at how creamy they were. We both thought the Banana Cream, Pistachio (containing real nuts) and Chocolate Fudge flavors tasted best. But as much as I hate to say it, in these days of health-fanaticism, more people may find comfort in the idea of a no-fat, low-calorie dessert than they would from one Hearing not a must for driving Dear Ann Landers: I read a column of yours in which you said deaf people shouldn't drive. It is quite obvious that you know nothing about people who suffer from that disability. I am not totally deaf but close enough to be considered so after I started losing my hearing when I was in my mid-30s. I have been driving since I was a teen-ager and have an excellent driving record. Do you honestly believe that those young people who drive around with their radios blaring at full volume (and who will someday be hearing-impaired because of their foolishness) are able to hear a police or ambulance siren? The answer is no. They are the same as someone who is deaf. Most deaf and hearing-impaired people are exceptionally observant and will, in all probability, see flashing lights sooner that someone who can hear. With today's lack of public transportation, how do you suggest people like me get to work or other places? Get out your wet noodle, and give yourself a few lashes for say- ADVICE Ann Landers CREATORS SYNDICATE ing deaf people shouldn't be permitted to drive. Then try to learn a little more about people with hearing disabilities. Most of us live normal lives and get by quite well. Also, I'm sure we have better- than-average driving records because we make an extra effort to be especially cautious. — H.B. in Roanoke, 111. Dear Roanoke: You are right about the hearing impaired being better-than-average drivers. They are also better-than-average letter writers. I received a ton of mail from people who were highly critical of my comments. Actually, the most dangerous drivers are teen-agers. This is a matter of record. I offer my apologies to hearing-impaired drivers everywhere. (Now, can I put away the wet noodle?) Dear Ann Landers: I hope you have room for one more story about pets. Many years ago, a neighbor's dog had pups. I took two. Those brother pups shared their lives. What one did, the other also did. They played with our cats, but they respected them. After a few years, one of the pups was accidentally poisoned and died. I buried him in the backyard and didn't realize that his brother, "Walter," was watching. Each day, for about three weeks, Walter would go and sit by his brother's grave. Years later, Walter became so ill he could hardly crawl. I came home from work one day and found Walter had gotten out the back door, down the five steps, across the yard, and to his brother's grave, and there he died. He never forgot. I was teary-eyed as I buried him beside his brother. Humans could learn a lot by observing the little creatures around us. — Virginia in Anadarko, Okla. Dear Virginia: How true. Thanks for the poignant reminder. Fresh uses for that old standby: baking soda N.Y. Times News Service I've always known that baking soda was a versatile product. Mom's always putting boxes in the fridge to absorb odors. But did you know that baking soda can also be used to tenderize meat? This hint and more are provided in a new book by Vicki Lansky, a well-known author on parenting, called "Baking Soda: Over 500 Fabulous, Fun and Frugal Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of" (The Book Peddlers, $6.95 paperback). And believe me, I never had until now. The publishers insist that Arm & Hammer had nothing to do with this book, but I can't imagine that the company wouldn't be anything but happy about it. The book is divided into user- friendly sections such as cooking tips; uses in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry; home mainte- nance; personal hygiene; and health remedies. Some of the more unusual tips include: • Treat minor burns by dipping cloths in ice water with baking soda added and then covering the burn area. • Dislodge ear wax and prevent buildup with a mixture of baking soda and water applied with an eyedropper. • Remove black scuff marks on leather shoes with a paste of baking soda and water. • Remove the bitter taste of cooked turnip or mustard greens by adding baking soda to the cooking water. • Make good crystal sparkle by soaking it in baking soda and warm water. • Remove tarnish from silver by applying a paste of baking soda and water and then rinsing. Events of the Day the Salina Journal gourmet beans Over 70 selections • Teas & Candies • Custom Gift Baskets • Personal Bath Products • Root Candles >° KOCH'S HOUSE Hoi) Ai Sharon Kuril. ()\\nrrs irdiiilvMiN ^ Slal.- S2">-27S() SUPERMARKET SAMPLER UNIVERSAL PRESS made from eggs and whole milk. Dessert Pepperidge Farm Special Recipe Classic Carrot Cake: $3.29 per 22.5-ounce box of froien cake. Bonnie: Fresh carrots are low in calories, fat-free and rich in carotene (a pigment that's turned into vitamin A in the liver). Carrot cake, conversely, is high in calories, full of fat and contains minimal vitamin A. One lVa-by-3-inch piece of Pepperidge Farm's new carrot cake, for instance, serves up 350 calories with 21 grams of fat. That's more fat than in a scoop of any flavor of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and about a third of the maximum amount of fat ,most folks should eat in a day. Carolyn: Pepperidge Farm's hearty frosted carrot loaf of the natural foods '60s has been reincarnated for the sophisticated '90s as a light and delicate, delicious gourmet dessert cake. Like all of this company's frozen cakes, this one, properly Carolyn Wyman and Bonnie Tandy Leblang presented on a plate, could easily pass as homemade in households, known for baking. Confirmed non-1 cooks such as myself will need to; go to more extreme measures — such as putting the Pepperidge Farm box in an outdoor trash carC Leblang is a registered dietitian; Wyman is a junk food fanaf- ic. Each week, they critique new food items. ; ' FnirW nnrl Awtnrrtav rriaay ana cmuraay, 19 th & 20 h 1 Refreshments • Register for Door Prize! At our new location, 102 E. Iron ¥ Salina I Beautiful quilts, ; i handcrafted ; wood items, unique • \ gift ideas & more! ' 825-6515 Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm HOMEMADE HAPPINESS The City of Salina Heritage Commission and Department of Planning and Community Development wish to extend an invitation to the public to attend an HISTORIC PRESERVATION WORKSHOP 2:00 - 6:00 PM, May 19,1995 AT THE SALINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 120 WEST ASH STREET, SALINA, KS A summary of previous historic preservation activities in Salina will be presented. This will be followed by a Strategic Planning Session where the public will have an opportunity to comment on issues, concerns and ideas for preservation of Salina's historic resources. Goals and objectives identified at the workshop will be used to formulate the City's Preservation Plan for the future. We encourage your participation and involvement to address key issues of important community interest. The program will be part of a nationwide celebration of National Historic Preservation Week, May 14-20,1995, which is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Historic Preservation Workshop is being financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, a division of the United States Department of Interior, and administered by the Kansas State Historical Society. The contents and opinions, however, do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the United States Department of Interior or the Kansas State Historical Society. i We Salute Our Special People... ...our residents and our staff, during Older Americans' Month in May. For more than 15 years, Salina Presbyterian Manor has been providing quality lifestyle alternatives to older persons. As a continuing care retirement community, we offer choices in living accommodations, including independent living in apartments and duplexes, assisted living and health care services. Salina Presbyterian Manor provides services to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability or age Discover Presbyterian Manor... And Discover A lifestyle Designed For You! Salina Presbyterian Manor 2601 E. 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