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December 2016

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Under New Ownership 20, 30, 40 100b Propane tanks filled hile you ait Except at lunchtime 20 - $15.49 30 - $21.99 40 - $29.50 100- $61.5 ax sed Auto Parts ocating Service for ard to find Parts Ne Interstate Batteries only $9.95 Exchange (most) e Buy ate Model recks and Non-unning Cars and rucks W.Broad St Elizabeth City NC 252-338-081 Since 1927 B AL G Cupboard Concoctions Season’s greeting, to one and all. Here are some recipes for making scented candles, and pine cones. The ingredients aren’t costly, and our area has a wonderful variety of pine cones to harvest from. Homemade aromatics make neat gifts, and bring a bit of seasonal magic to one’s abode, with the scent of cinnamon, peppermint, or rosemary wafting through the air. You’ll need the following materials; large and extra-large zipper type sandwich bags, your choice of bottled powdered herbs, bottled liquid herbal extracts, and paper towels. You can use regular unscented candles, and any kind of pine cone will do. For scenting pine cones; place three or four inside a zipper type sandwich bag, and add the desired amount of powdered herb or spice to the cones. When using big pine cones, do not place more than two in a bag. Zip the bag shut, and then carefully shake it just a little bit. When using liquid herbal extracts, remember that a little goes a long way, especially with strong herbs like peppermint or spearmint. Use just enough drops to scent the pine cones. After getting the desired result, place the zippered cone bag in a cool dry place for three or four days to allow the pine cones to absorb the herbal ingredients. Then you can place the cones in a basket, or just set them around the house. For scenting candles, powdered herbs work better, as they stick better to the candle wax. Depending on the type and size of the candles used, place two or three in a zipper type sandwich bag, and add the desired amount of powdered herb to the candles. Zip the bag shut, and then gently shake the bag for about a minute. Place the scented candles on some paper towels, and let them set for five or so minutes. You can now wrap the candles up in decorative tissue paper, or inside pre-cut pieces of brown E S E N By: Merette Mirabilis paper bags. Carefully roll the candle up, and use bread bag twisty ties or twine to secure the wrapping. This helps to preserve the candle’s scent, and you can always replenish the candle with some more herb. When giving scented candles and pine cones as gifts; you can really bling out by using holiday ribbon, and by attaching mini ornaments, small jingle bells, and candy canes to your homemade gifts. Best wishes this holiday season, and Happy New Year to all. 8 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Health and Nutrition Strategies For Cancer Survivors and Everybody Else Warren Green is a 30 year member of the Institute of Food Technology, A HAACP (hazard analysis critical control point) Instructor with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science. WHAT’S IN YOUR DIET? I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday, particularly the food. Since my perspective on most health issues start with nutrition and diet, we’ll look at stress, because stress depletes essential nutrients, causing serious imbalances, some of which can even be fatal. That kind of segues into a strategy that I found useful. Last month I attended a concert given by the Bronx African American History Project, at Fordham University. Fordham University is on Fordham Road, a major thoroughfare coming of the George Washington Bridge which includes a major shopping district, so traffi c is very intense. Needless to say, when I got to the concert I was a stressed out. The concert was a tribute to Elmo Hope a local musician and featured Jazz Master Jimmy Owens, an old friend. After twenty minutes of the concert I was totally unstressed. Most pharmaceuticals take twenty minutes. It seems to me that we’ve been Je’sereoers eS S oes alaai itarist hossofes eesy Soehforeryoe S Sohs itar Lessons einners danced 252-30-00 Warren Green can be reached at warreng9241@hotmail.com marketed away from our best fi rst option. Studies show music is used therapeutically to combat depression, lower blood pressure, and improve heart rate variability. “Music instead of Medicine” should be part of a cancer survivor’s arsenal. Now, back to my favorite subject, “Clean Food”. I’m advised that Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) has achieved “Non-Land-Grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources University” (NLGCA) status. The renewable resource means the U.S. Farm Bill will be assuring agricultural research enterprises in our region. Finally, I attended an informative brainstorming session that served to identify partners and resources in the region. We are temporarily identifying ourselves as the “Human Food Chain Project”. This fi ts my advocacy for organic enterprises and to make our region the “Organic Capital of the World”. Stay tuned for more details. Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge. -- Nikola Tesla Protecting your assets, while providing the responsive service you deserve. Uniform Express EMS Business Home Auto Hometown Friendly. Multi-State Strong. Elizabeth City, NC (252) 338-3322 Edenton, NC (252) 482-2101 MEDICAL APPAREL SUPPLIES www.BankersInsurance.net (252) 331-277 Boat Renters Workers Comp. Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 441-0810 Plymouth, NC (252) 793-5121 A A T Wincester tation 05 alstead ld liaet City C Bll oron 65 hrnhau r labh y 2799 mtsclafani2mailcom facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 7 A A T The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232