Archive for March, 2013

E.Coli possible in Farm Rich Products.

March 29, 2013

E.Coli possible in Farm Rich Products.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Rich Products Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of its Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas and other Farm Rich products because of a possible contamination with E. coli bacteria.

The recall, announced Thursday, also includes the Buffalo, N.Y.-based company’s Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices, Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks, Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites.

The products were distributed in retail stores nationwide. The company says it’s working with the Food Safety Inspection Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to identify the possible source of contamination.

Health officials say symptoms of E. coli infection could occur up to 10 days after exposure and can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call 1-8888-220-5955 or visit the company’s website at


How to Make Fire Logs Out of Newspaper

March 27, 2013

How to Make Fire Logs Out of Newspaper

1. Prepare the stack of newspaper by removing every glossy insert from the stack. Glossy inserts can release fumes into your home when burned. Only use plain newsprint to make your homemade fireplace logs.

2. Divide your newspapers into 1-inch stacks. Create the piles by alternating the folding ends of the paper on each side. This makes the stack flatter and easier to roll tightly.

3. Straighten the stack of papers and roll the paper tightly. Allow a slight, tube-like hole through the center to help ventilate the log when burning. Slip a vegetable can on each end to hold it in place for tying.
Secure the cotton string in two places around the rolled-up newspaper. Tie the string tightly with double knots. Remove the cans from the paper ends. Cut off loose string ends.

4. Proceed through the entire stack of loose newspaper by rolling, placing the cans on the end and tying multiple newspaper rolls. This effort should result in one dozen rolled newspaper bundles.

5. Fill the bathtub or laundry tub with water and place the rolled newspapers into the water. Soak the rolled papers completely until the paper expands and takes on a pulp-like appearance from absorbing the water.

6. Remove the rolled papers from the water and squeeze lightly to wring out some of the water.
Place the wet rolled newspapers on end in a well-ventilated area. Allow the papers to dry completely for at least 4 to 5 days. Burning wet newspaper logs will create smoke in your home.