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Loved this article (“A pet’s heart,” July
2018). Thank you so much. Our animals are
great and take care of us. We should try to
take the best care of them.
—Sandy Montgomery, St. Louis, Missouri
Grill drill follow-up
[Regarding “Grill drill” in the Editor’s Note,
July 2018], did you really leave the steaks on
the counter for three hours 20 minutes? Not
very food-safe if you ask me. Glad the asparagus turned out well.
—Bill Heslip, via email
Editor: Thanks for pointing this out. The
experts at the Partnership for Food Safety
Education ( fightbac.org) make this recommendation: Steaks could be left out at room temperature provided it is not for more than two
hours. Shorten that to one hour if the temperature in the room/area is above 90 F. After
bringing the food to room temperature, it
would then be best to cook it right away.
I got my Connection today and saw the
Vietnamese-Style Noodle Mango and Prawn
Salad recipe (“Salads that satisfy,” July 2018).
I had everything to make it and gave it a try.
My husband and I had to have seconds, it was
so good. Thanks so much for something dif-
ferent and easy. I will definitely be serving this
a lot this summer.
I can’t wait to make it for a dinner party!
—Barbara Hughes, La Habra Heights, California
While I applaud Costco for using your
magazine to inform women (“Women’s march
of time,” June 2018), I was disappointed that
not covered were signs to look for in ovarian
cancer. It is the deadliest of gynecological
cancers, taking around 14,000 lives a year,
more than cervical and uterine, and one-fourth the number of breast cancer deaths.
Here are the signs and symptoms of ovarian
cancer, mainly for women approaching 50s
• Increased abdominal size or bloating.
• Nausea, gas or indigestion.
• Unusual diarrhea or constipation.
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
• Unexplained weight loss or gain.
• Di;culty eating.
• Shortness of breath.
—Lynn Brooks, San Diego, California
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