Thursday, December 6, 2012

refresher course

Did you realize that peppermint has magical qualities? It's been used since ancient times to soothe headaches and upset stomachs, even adding pep to steps. But what I'm talking about is its uncanny ability to whoosh you back in time:  to Santa's lap, to the candy wreath your aunt made every year with Starlight mints, styrofoam and a glue gun, to third grade and the chunky candy cane the teacher handed out to everyone on the last day before Christmas vacation. Peppermint packs a memory punch. No wonder we love it so much.

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