Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about the new lids that are on margarine containers. Linda wrote: "My Sound Off is about the new lids that manufacturers are placing on margarine containers.
"They won't stay on the margarine, and the product takes on odors from the fridge. I have called several manufacturers. They are nice enough but offer no solution. Give me back my snap-on lid! Thank you."—Linda, Frustrated in Louisiana
New designs are supposed to make things better. Maybe this new lid is easier to open but more difficult to seal. Manufacturers will listen if enough people call in with their concerns.—Heloise
Dear Readers: Here are some other uses for ice cubes:
Dear Heloise: I've seen more and more "tea" shops springing up in our malls and stores, and I have to ask, "What's up with that?" I drink tea, and to me, this is a drink that is so easy to be creative with that you can try almost anything to creatively enhance the flavor. Can you give me other ideas for special tea flavors? I love to experiment with flavors, and will try almost anything at least once!—Tory D. in Houston
If you haven't done this yet, try adding candy, like peppermint sticks, lemon drops or even a couple of red-hot cinnamon candies. For a comprehensive list, along with facts, methods, instructions and hints, you can go on my website, www.Heloise.com, and order my pamphlet titled Heloise's Flavored Coffees and Teas. Or you can send $3 and a stamped (68 cents), self-addressed, business-size envelope to: Heloise/Coffee, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001.
Great- tasting tea shouldn't have to come from tea shops. Learn to make your own flavorful teas, and you'll save yourself a lot of time and money!—Heloise
Dear Readers: We recently wrote about other uses for bedsheets, and readers wrote in to tell me how they use them. These responses were sent via email:
Marta W. said she drapes them over newly budded shrubs or plants if a frost is predicted for the overnight hours, then removes them in the morning to let the sun shine on them.
Sherry G. carries sheets
in her car in case an
animal gets injured. She
will use the bedsheet to carry the injured animal
to wherever it needs to go. She handed an injured dog to its owner, bedsheet and all, so that he could take
the dog home in its weakened condition.
And finally, Anita B. said that local animal shelters love to get all sorts of bedding, bath towels and throw rugs (without rubber backing).—Heloise
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