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'a3'J 2 "POT-GAZET"E ,J1JNE ,'2 2 Ray Barron'e 11 O'CLOCK NEW5 Are you ready for this? A recent study conducted by the Better Sleep Council reveals a whopping 61 percent of American adults would prefer a trip to Dreamville over a romp in the hay! And the number climbs to 79 percent when it comes to women, who insist that a good night's sleep is preferable to sex any day. "We were stunned by some of the survey responses," says Karin Mahoney, director of communications for the Council. Ah, sleep! Sleep is a condition in which some people talk, some walk and others snore. We fall in love four times in our lives! Fall- ing in love always looks so easy in the movies. But a new study indicates that Cupid's arrow only hits the average person four times in their life. In brief, and if the responses are any predictor, if you miss making it with "The One," you've only got about a 33 percent chance of winning them back. About 80 percent of those polled admitted to settling down with their second choice. And 61 percent harbored regrets about letting the love of their life go. Mean- while, 77 percent of those polled said there was no point in worrying about romance because they believed the heart will always want who the heart wants -- and you can't control it! How true! Yes, we did fall in love at least four times! Collette, Margaret, Ann, and Marilyn, my greatest love of all! Hey, guys, are you ready for this? Pome- granate juice is as good as Viagra. Drink- ing a daily glass of pomegranate juice has a Viagra-like effect on men -- AND women! Researchers found that volunteers of both genders who downed the tasty drink for two weeks enjoyed a 16 to 30 percent boost of testosterone, jump-starting their sexual desires. Researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, found that in addition to raising the libido, pome- granate juice also heightened positive emo- tions such as self-assurance and lowered negative feelings of fear, sadness, guilt and shyness. Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants that slash the risk of heart disease and cancer, boost blood circulation, alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis and even cure upset stomachs and pink eye. BeIia Culo of Chestnut Hill thinks eating Baccala at least three times a week will bolster your energy and improve your sex life. More healthy news! You can avoid the agony of a migraine headache if you know how to tame the head-banger before it hits full force. There are no cures for mi- graines, which afflict about 30 million Americans, causing throbbing pain, nausea and extreme sensitivity to light or sound. About three-quarters of the victims are women. But you can get preventive relief from over-the-counter reeds and natural remedies, say guidelines recently released by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. "For a start, drink water," says Dr. Brian Grosberg, after reviewing the recommendations. "Dehydration can be a big cause of head- aches." Other tried-and-true natural treat- ments include daily 400 milligram doses of vitamin B2 300 milligram tablets of CoEnzyme Q 10, as well as daily doses of herb butterbur and spice ginger. Enough said. We are getting a headache[ Kids can add to happiness! Having chil- dren won't ruin your life after all. Two new studies have found that raising kids adds to people's overall happiness -- contradicting recent research that found that parents are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied in their marriages than non-parents are. The findings also showed that parents that have children at an older age are happier than younger parents and that the num- ber of children they have is important. The first child increases happiness quite a lot. The second child a little and the third not at all. The astute Rosalie Cunio of Waltham, says, "It's incredible when we think how little our parents knew about child psychol- ogy and how wonderful we turned out to be!" Carlo Scostumato claims there is a new baby food on the market. Its 0 0 0 half orange juice and half garlic. It not only makes the baby healthier, but also easier to find in the dark. The brilliant, lovely Lucille Monuteaux, Office Manger, of East Boston Social Cen- ters, says, "Some kids are like ketchup bottles. You have to slap their bottoms a few times to get them moving." And the hand- some, John Roch, Business Manager of the Centers, says, "The honeymoon is definitely over when all the baby talk around the house is done only by the baby." Some interesting Useless Information: In England during Queen Victoria's reign, it was illegal to be a homosexual but not a les- bian, the reason being that when the queen was approving the law, she wouldn't believe that women would do that. Before 1859, baseball umpires used to sit in rocking chairs behind home plate. Boxing is con- sidered the easiest sport for gamblers to fix. At any given time, there are eighteen hun- dred thunderstorms in progress over the earth's atmosphere. Reminder[ The aver- age woman consumes six pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave. Lemons con- tain more sugar than strawberries. And one more time! In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citi- zens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another. And Prehistoric Earth may have undergone an intense period of global warming caused by the burping and farting of plant-eating dinosaurs, a new study theorizes. Be aware, in the 23 years that Democrats have occupied the White House since John F. Kennedy took office, in January 1961, non-government jobs have increased by nearly 42 million, compared with 24 mil- lion jobs created during 28 years under Republican presidents. Overweight wonen are less likely to land jobs, tend to be paid less and are given more menial tasks than their slimmer col- leagues, according to a new study. Bosses assume fat women are gluttons and lazy, say researchers in a paper published in the International Journal of Obesity. Show business reminiscing with the stately musicologist Albert Natale. Frank Sinatra has recorded the song "One For My Baby" three times. It was written for the film "The Sky's The Limit," by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer. Comedian Sid Caesar and actor Ken Curtis were once a part of the Shep Fields Ripplong Rhythm Band. Sid played saxophone and Ken sang. Red Skelton has composed over sixty symphonies that have been performed by the London Philharmonic and pianist Van Cliburn. Woody Herman played saxophone professionally since age nine, first in vaudeville, later a number of name bands. When the hymn "Amazing Grace" was recorded by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (1972), it became the only million-selling record featuring bagpipes. And Rita Moreno and Liza Minelli are the only entertainers to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy Award. Off of her back! So what if Elizabeth Warren spent much of her adult life claim- ing to be a Native American. Warren became a "brilliant and very popular" professor at Harvard, one whose dazzling ability to elu- cidate the complexities of law and econom- ics has made her a national consumer advocate and rising star in the Democratic Party. Go for it, Liz! Spicy news! Black pepper prevents the for- mation of fat cells and researchers are close to figuring out whyl Used for centuries to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflam- mation and other health disorders, medical experts believe that black pepper works on the molecular level. Scientists think pip- erine, the pungent substance that gives the spice its characteristic taste, keeps fat ceils from forming. Pass the pepper, please. AMERICA IS l BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN NAME Recipes From the Homeland by Vita Orlando Sinopoli COPYRIGHT, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BEEF HONEYCOMB TRIPE in Tomato Sauce TRIPE: 4 to 5 pounds beef honey- comb tripe 2 small onions 5 small dried sprigs bay leaf TOMATO SAUCE: 14 ounces crushed tomatoes SAUCE: 1 medium onion chopped I/4 cup olive oil 3 small dried sprigs bay leaf 1 tablespoon basil flakes 1/4 cup red wine Light sprinkle red pepper flakes (optional) Salt and pepper In an eight-quart pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, bay leaf and basil. Simmer slowly, care- ful not to burn onion. When onion is opaque, add crushed tomatoes and eight ounces of water. Stir thoroughly and cover. Simmer sauce over low/medium heat for about half an hour before adding any tripe. * TRIPE: Using an eight-quart pot halfway with cold wate_r. Add peeled whole onions and five small sprigs of bay leaf to pot. Place on burner to boil. When water boils carefully place washed tripe into the water. Cover and boil moderately for about one hour. (One hour is satisfactory for the First boil of four to five pounds of tripe). Check frequently. Covered pot tends to boil over easily. When tripe is tender but not fully cooked, drain from pot. Add cold water to that pot and place tripe into water. Drain a portion from the cold water and place on a cut- ting board. Cut tripe portion into long three-inch strips with sharp knife or scissors. Then cut each three-inch strip diagonally into half-inch-wide portions. Place all cut tripe into separate bowl. After all tripe is cut, run under cold water, drain, and set aside. When tomato sauce has cooked about half an hour, add cut-up tripe, salt and a few red pepper flakes (optional). Stir thoroughly. Cover pot and simmer tripe for one hour or until it is tender. (Approx. time -- an additional hour). Then add red wine, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional), stir and simmer for one minute before removing from burner. The tripe and sauce mixture can be reheated before serving. Serves five. NOTE: My introduction to tripe was in 1950 when I began preparing this for our Somerville luncheonette customers. I had learned the recipe from watching my mother-in-law, Mary Sinopoli prepare this meal at home. At that time she had to scrape and clean the tripe before boiling it. Today the Tripe is made available already cleaned. This eliminates some of the unpleasant odor and work. Often times I prepare a double recipe of tripe with tomato sauce and enjoy sharing it with family and friends. Vita can be reach at voswriting @ 18 th Annual Father's Day Car Show JUNE 17, 2012 Marvel at hundreds of collector and antique cars all along historic Main Street, Hyannis. Taste the specialties of the area's restaurants and food vendors, as well as an arts & crafts fair. Contact the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce if you wish to participate or for more details, please call 508-775-2201 or log on to M00003akery Perch VITA ORLANDO SINOPt)LI 1st Generation Italian-American Vita Orlando Sinopoli Shares with us a delightful recollection of her memories as a child growing up in Boston's "Little Italy'" and a collection of Italian family recipes from the homeland. Great as Gifts FROM MY BAKERY PERCH available on AMAZON.COM and in local bookstores -- ask for Hard cover #1-4010-9805-3 ISBN Soft Cover #1-4010-9804-5 ISBN