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         I'M NOT MARTHA - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Hi! I'm Lizzy!!  and I'm not Martha!!!

Here we are....Merry Christmas!  Too early you say?  Well...
not so, as it turns out.  Because I'm Not Martha mails on a 
Tuesday you will not be hearing from me until the New Year...
2008.  It seems like a very big number to me!

Every hour 330 people will turn 60 in 2008! That's 7,918 per 
day!  50.8% are women....I'm not sure what a .8% woman looks 
like.  I suppose it's like the 2.3 children.

The number of baby boomers living in 2030 is projected to be 
about 57.8 million; 54.9 percent would be female. That year, 
boomers would be between ages 66 and 84.  And just so you 
know...girls will rule all the way down the line...By 2050, 
there will be approximately 6.9 million more women than men 
of all ages!

By 2025, approximately 35 percent of the nation's population 
will be 50 or older, versus just 28 percent in 2000.

4,050,000 will be born in the US, and 2.43 million will die.

On an up note...in 1947 only 33% finished high school and a 
mere 5% had a bachelor's degree.  By 2004, 85% have a high 
school diploma and 28% have college degrees.  That's the 
American Dream!

P.S. If you're interested we now have a forum. You can post 
comments on this and recent issues at... Not Martha forum


New topic!  How about the old wive's tale about mistletoe?

That Christmas bough of mistletoe has a legendary reputation 
for romance, but it is also widely considered as lethal as 
it is festive. At this time of year, poison control centers 
warn of the dangers of the plant, typically sending out 
"holiday safety" fliers that advise, among other things, to 
keep mistletoe out of the reach of children and pets, lest 
there be fatal consequences. Most experts say that all parts 
of the plant can be toxic, though it is the berries that are 
particularly dangerous.

In reality, studies show that mistletoe is not quite as 
hazardous as it is made out to be. The plant does in fact 
contain harmful chemicals like viscotoxins, which can cause 
gastrointestinal distress, a slowed heartbeat and other 
reactions.

But in studies of hundreds of cases of accidental ingestion 
over the years, there were no fatalities and only a handful 
of severe reactions. One study published in 1996 looked at 
92 cases of mistletoe ingestion and found that only a small 
fraction of patients showed any symptoms. Eight of 10 people 
who consumed five or more berries had no symptoms, and 3 of 
the 11 people who consumed only leaves had upset stomachs.

Other studies have found similar effects, suggesting that 
while mistletoe can be toxic, its lethal reputation is not 
quite deserved.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Mistletoe is not deadly. But it can be hazardous, so don't 
eat it.


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And to send you sweetly, and very quickly, into the New 
Year...

CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
30 minutes, plus at least one hour’s chilling

7/8 cup heavy cream
8 ounces good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Unsweetened cocoa powder as needed.

1. Heat cream in a pot until it steams. Put chocolate in a 
bowl, pour hot cream on top, and stir until chocolate is 
melted and incorporated into cream.

2. Chill until solid all the way through, 1 to 2 hours. 
Using a chilled melon baller or latex gloves to prevent 
the ganache from melting or sticking to your hands, scoop 
out about a tablespoonful and quickly roll it into a ball. 
Repeat, lining truffles on a plate or a baking sheet.

3. If truffles become too soft to handle, place them in 
refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. Roll them in 
cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar or a mixture of sugar 
and ground cinnamon. Serve immediately or store, wrapped 
in plastic, in refrigerator for up to four days.

24 truffles.


Much love and health and joy in the New Year!

Lizzy

Questions...Comments...? email Lizzy


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