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Parsnip-stained hands

Postby The Mouse » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:12 am

Help!

I spent most of yesterday afternoon and a couple of hours this morning peeling, chopping and blanching parsnips for the freezer.

The result - a freezer full of parsnips chunks that will be used over summer for soups, curries and for roasting.

The other result - orange hands!

Any ideas on how I can clean them, because soap and a scrubbing brush are making no difference whatsoever? :?
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:46 am

Dear Mouse, not sure of the answer but, maybe you could make and patent an all over body tan lotion. :twisted: :wink:
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby The Mouse » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:49 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Dear Mouse, not sure of the answer but, maybe you could make and patent an all over body tan lotion. :twisted: :wink:


I must be losing it - I could have sworn that I answered this post over an hour ago! :?

Anyway, I'll repeat what I thought I had said earlier: that sounds like a good idea, OH, either a tanning lotion or shoe polish! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby seedling » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:25 am

Hi Mouse
You could try lemon juice - that has a bleaching effect.
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby peter » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:26 pm

Dear Mouse, just rub the rest of yourself down with Parsnip chunks and you can start a career as one of those WAG ladies or a daytime TV presenter. :twisted:

Perhaps that was Dale Winto's makeup secret. :lol:
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby The Mouse » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:27 am

peter wrote:Dear Mouse, just rub the rest of yourself down with Parsnip chunks and you can start a career as one of those WAG ladies or a daytime TV presenter. :twisted:

Perhaps that was Dale Winto's makeup secret. :lol:


That makes me think of David Dickinson, aka 'the orange man'. :lol:

The trouble is, applied to my naturally ghostly white skin (the Scottish and Irish part of me, I think!), I would probably look like a carrot! :?

Seedling: Lemon juice sounds like a good idea - it's a pity I haven't got any in at the moment! However, my hands are starting to look a bit better now anyway, and I just have to remember to keep them palms down while I'm teaching! :lol:
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby Elaine » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:49 pm

Hello Mouse. Probably a bit late now but I find toothpaste :D removes some stubborn stains....it certainly works on the long lasting lipstick I use!
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby The Mouse » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Elaine wrote:Hello Mouse. Probably a bit late now but I find toothpaste :D removes some stubborn stains....it certainly works on the long lasting lipstick I use!
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Thanks for the tip - I'll certainly give that a go next time it happens. :D
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:15 pm

I wonder if Elaine means using Steradent. :twisted: :lol: :lol: :wink:

I'm bolting the door. :)
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Re: Parsnip-stained hands

Postby Elle's Garden » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:03 pm

You could be in trouble there OH! :lol:
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