A cookie to die for !

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    February's First Challenge
    "what can you do with cookies" and please go outside of the box on this one literally!
    I stayed outside of the bag.
    I haven’t spent this much time on the cookie aisle in 35 years.

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    Monday Photo Challenges and Thursday Retreads

    I’ve been a little busy this last week preparing for the ‘big’ ice storm, dealing with flickering electricity for three days during ad after the storm, ( trying to stay off the computers for fear of a power surge, even with protectors you can crash a system ) followed by the inevitable power outage, This time for only 39 ¾ hours. The next time we have a spare $700.00 we Are getting a generator. I knew there was a reason I had kept my old battery powered cassette player, We listened to episodes of “The Shadow”, Orson Wells’ “War of the Worlds” and “The Bickersons”. I miss old radio shows. They are so descriptive and allow your mind to really blossom. It was… Fun this time. We were prepared. :D

    My first choice was to photograph a man's mustache (aka 'cookie duster' ). I did not cross pathes with one mustache clad man the day we were running around preparing for the ice storm, being icebound, this is my second choice.

    COOKIES ARE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN.!!! All the good ones contain sugar. Sugar is EVIL.
    I paid dearly for That Pie at Thanksgiving. But boy oh boy was it worth it. There are times I would die for an Oreo double stuff.! And occasionally take the risk. Lol.
    I allow myself two pieces of sweet a day. My own rules, no medical reason other than a book I read in 1974 called “Sugar Blues”.. That is when I took refined sugar out of my diet .
    Surely you know by now, I’m going to have something extra for you.
    You really should make time and read the second link. At least go there, mark it and come back to it another day. I have pulled a few key paragraphs and placed them below.

    Sugar Blues
    Sugar Blues is a book by William Dufty that was released in 1975 and became a commercial success. According to the publishers, over 1.6 million copies have been printed.
    In the book, Dufty makes the case that sugar is an addictive drug, that it is extremely harmful to the human body, and that the sugar industry conspires to keep Americans addicted to sugar.
    The book's central argument is that a small dietary change, eliminating refined sugar, can make a huge difference in how good one is able to feel physically and mentally.
    John Lennon was a strong supporter of the book.

    Dufty compares sugar to opium, morphine, and heroin, and calls sugar companies "pushers". He blamed sugar for everything from acne and scurvy to bubonic plague.

    One of the most powerful ‘Lobby’ groups in Washington is.
    THE NUTRITION FOUNDATION INC,. a front organization for the leading sugar-pushing conglomerates in the food business, including the American Sugar Refining Company, Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Curtis Candy Co., General Foods, General Mills, Nestlé Co., Pet Milk Co. and Sunshine Biscuits-about 45 such companies in all.

    In the 1930s, a research dentist from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr Weston A. Price, traveled all over the world-from the lands of the remote Alaska to the South Sea Islands, from Africa to New Zealand. His Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects, which is illustrated with hundreds of photographs, was first published in 1939.
    Dr Price took the whole world as his laboratory. His devastating conclusion, recorded in horrifying detail in area after area, was simple. People who live under so-called backward primitive conditions had excellent teeth and wonderful general health. They ate natural, unrefined food from their own locale. As soon as refined, sugared foods were imported as a result of contact with "civilization", physical degeneration began in a way that was definitely observable within a single generation.
    Any credibility the sugar pushers have is based on our ignorance of works like that of Dr Price. Sugar manufacturers keep trying, hoping and contributing generous research grants to colleges and universities; but the research laboratories never come up with anything solid the manufacturers can use. Invariably, the research results are bad news.

    Dextrose, also called "corn sugar", is derived synthetically from starch. Fructose is fruit sugar. Maltose is malt sugar. Lactose is milk sugar. Sucrose is refined sugar made from sugar cane and sugar beet.

    "Made from natural ingredients", the television sugar-pushers tell us about product after product. The word "from" is not accented on television. It should be. Even refined sugar is made from natural ingredients. There is nothing new about that. The natural ingredients are cane and beets. But that four-letter word "from" hardly suggests that 90 per cent of the cane and beet have been removed. Heroin, too, could be advertised as being made from natural ingredients. The opium poppy is as natural as the sugar beet. It's what man does with it that tells the story.
    If you want to avoid sugar in the supermarket, there is only one sure way. Don't buy anything unless it says on the label prominently, in plain English: "No sugar added". Use of the word "carbohydrate" as a "scientific" word for sugar has become a standard defense strategy with sugar pushers and many of their medical apologists. It's their security blanket.
    One lump of sugar in your coffee after a sandwich is enough to turn your stomach into a fermenter. One soda with a hamburger is enough to turn your stomach into a still. Sugar on cereal-whether you buy it already sugared in a box or add it yourself-almost guarantees acid fermentation.

    The average American consumes an astounding two pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods such as BREAD, breakfast CEREALl, KETCHUP, MAYONNAISE, PEANUT BUTTER, SPAGETTI SAUCE, and a plethora of microwave meals.
    An average American consumes147 pounds of sweeteners each year.
    Monoglycerides used in some ice creams are a possible cancer causing agent in test animals.


    ALL current research supports the above information.
    Scary huh.

    OREO’s, a cookie to die for!!!!

    000 - 002 OREO mosaic #2fr1a

    delsignorem and Iratze Gartzia added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Mona Loldwoman (Look for the good) 105 months ago | reply

      Is this multiple choice ?? lol
      When I got power back I kind of went nuts. :D

      Sugar Blues and greens

      I've been so pre occupied I forgot I do have a mustache photo, but its archival ...which is a no no for the challenge. Isn't it?
      Cookie Duster

    2. tipper* 105 months ago | reply

      Like the tic-tac-toe look and framing for your exceptional image; well done and thanks for all the wealth of info.

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    3. plucky pan [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      Oh Mona,you are too funny! Love this! So creative! Glad to see you are still full of that great humor,even after all the stress of the ice storm!

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    4. bitsorf: Thank you 1,500,000 times 105 months ago | reply

      We were glad to see that you have weathered your last storm !!!! YOUR WEATHER SOUND WORSE THAN OURS UP NORTH!
      we do hope this is the end of the nasty stuff for you this winter.

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    5. aka Buddy 105 months ago | reply

      Oh, I'm in such of a need for a fix now! Great work!

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    6. irishtermom 105 months ago | reply

      ohhh what fun, you went way outside the box on this one and i LOVE it!

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    7. delsignorem 105 months ago | reply

      Oh ! These are Too Good, especially the double stuffed...I don't buy them :) They just can't be in the house, period ! :) Wonderful work ...each of them !
      I'm so sorry about the storm & power outage ! It does help when you have some warning . The longest we were " out" was 3 days ! It was so cold...you could scrape the interior walls of the house ! brrrrr! We were fortunate & stayed else where ! When the heat came back on, the house made sounds, I had Never heard before ! lol

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    8. dw3844 105 months ago | reply

      wonderfully creative! would love to have you teach me all of your post production skill sets!

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    9. kate lore 105 months ago | reply

      Love the double stuffed...but they're so bad! Love your presentation and framing!

    10. alphazeta 105 months ago | reply

      Bright and colourful. I think they have arrived in GB now but I have never had one :-) If we gave up eating everything they say is bad for us..well starvation would get us long before the bad things did :-)

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