Friday, July 17, 2015

Peach Ice Cream Day JULY 17,2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Peach Ice Cream Day

Peaches are a summer fruit, and Peach Ice Cream Day is a way to celebrate their goodness while enjoying a cooling delicious dessert.
Peaches are native to China and were taken to America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Commercial cultivation has made them the second biggest fruit crop in the US (after apples). Peach ice cream is generally only made during the summer months and can be enjoyed in a sundae, as an ice-cream cone, on top of slices of peach, or simply on its own in a dish. It doesn’t need sprinkles, sauces or toppings as they can overpower the delicate flavor.
Celebrate Peach Ice Cream Day by making your own in an ice-cream maker. It’s easy to do and you can use big chunks of fresh peach, like the old-fashioned ice-cream used to be. Be generous with your scoop!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes.
Usage:Years of wearing uncomfortable stilettos had left a large clavus on her foot.


Erle Stanley Gardner (1889)

After serving as a trial lawyer for many years, Gardner began writing detective stories for magazines in the early 1920s. He became a prolific novelist whose narratives were characterized by fast action and clever legal devices—which he based on his own courtroom tactics. His most famous character was the unconventional lawyer Perry Mason, who appeared in more than 80 novels and inspired a television series. Gardner published his stories under at least seven pseudonyms.


A 600-year-old linden tree in Geisenheim, Germany, is the center of this annual festival celebrating the new wine. As the oldest town in the Rhineland region, Geisenheim is renowned for its vineyards, and during the Linden Tree Festival people come from all over the world to taste the wine, visit the vineyards, and make pilgrimages to Marienthal, a Franciscan shrine in a nearby wooded valley. The ancient linden tree is decorated with lights for the three-day festival, and folk dancing and feasting take place beneath its branches.

Scientists Use "Therapeutic Cloning" to Fix Mitochondrial Genes

U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched stem cells from the skin of patients with mitochondrial diseases in a first step toward treatment for these incurable, life-threatening conditions.
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1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

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1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.

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1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon. 

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1954 - The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI. 

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1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. 

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1968 - The Beatles’ feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion. 

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1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores. 

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1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome (genetic map) of the syphilis bacterium. 

80 Today

Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Canada 
Sutherland is primarily known for portraying Hawkeye Pierce in the
1970 movie, M*A*S*H. He also starred in the 1978 version of Invasion 
of the Body Snatchers.

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If You Were Born Today, July 17

You are versatile and are clever enough to wrap your brain around virtually anything you want to understand. You are an odd mix of progressive and traditional, as you can certainly identify injustices and root for the underdog, but you can be very stubborn in your own ways of thinking, balking at change just for the sake of change. You are extraordinarily intelligent and a very interesting conversationalist. You see things through. Famous people born today: Phyllis Diller, Art Linkletter, Donald Sutherland, David Hasselhoff, Camilla Parker Bowles, James Cagney.

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Picture of the day
Temple Mount
An aerial view of the Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. Dominated by three religious structures from the early Umayyad period—the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rockand the Dome of the Chain—the mount also has walls which date to the Herodian dynasty, including the Western Wall.
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, in which it is regarded as the place where God's divine presence is manifested most frequently. In Christianity, it is held to have been the location of both Solomon's Temple and the Second TempleSunni Muslims consider the Mount the third holiest site in Islam, associating it with Muhammad's journey to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven. Owing to its importance to these religions, claims over the Mount have been heavily contested.

Picture of a man surfing down the barrel of a wave

Perfect Ride

Photograph by Massimo Rumi, National Geographic 
Massimo Rumi spent a month photographing on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, “where some of the best surfers can be seen when the conditions are right,” he says. He captured this “perfect ride” on the beach at Tamarama. “My goal was to freeze the subject [while] capturing the essence of motion.”

Ravelry: Bow Ties Are Cool (Doctor Who) pattern by Faith...
Bow Ties Are Cool is a super quick and super cute gift. The bookmark only takes around 15 yards of sock yarn and could easily be knit in an hour or so.
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CraftyGryphon Knits: Pineapple Dish Cloth
FUDGE. I'm not sure what happened to the photos, I'll try to get this pattern back up asap! Just found out it was down 8/13/13!!
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Circus Afghan
Circus Afghan
Baby Doll Carrier pattern by Diane M Scott
I decided I had to knit one of these for my daughter after one time too many carrying her baby doll for her when she wanted her to come along. I had a fe...
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A man and woman were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, 
yelling could be heard deep into the night.

The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and 
come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!"

Neighbors feared him. The old man liked the fact that he was feared. Then one 
evening, he died when he was 98.

After the burial, her neighbors, concerned for her safety, asked, "Aren't you afraid that 
he may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the rest of 
your life?"

The wife said, "Let him dig. I had him buried upside down...and I know he won't ask for 

The Wool Eater Blanket pattern by Sarah London
Crocheted in the round from the center out. No gauge or yardage given.
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Little Treasures: Stacked Bracelets Pattern
      Hi guys!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
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Granny Tea Cozy! pattern by Crochet with Raymond
I hope you love making this is much as I did! There’s nothing like infusing your brew with some colourful goodness!
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Free Giant Chocolate Truffle Crochet Pattern - Orble
Free Giant Chocolate Truffle Crochet Pattern - Handcrafted
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CrockPot Tapioca Pudding

Adam has fond childhood memories of eating homemade tapioca pudding. I have fond memories of peeling back the foil of a Handi-Snacks and then licking it. Repeatedly. We made some new memories. I love it when things work the way I want them to in the crockpot!!

The Ingredients.
serves 8 or so

2 quarts of 1% milk (half-gallon)
1 1/2 cups white sugar 
1 cup small pearl tapioca 
3 eggs 
1 teaspoon (real) vanilla

The Directions.

In a four quart or larger size crockpot, combine the milk, sugar, and tapioca pearls. Stir well to mix. Cover and cook on high for 2-5 hours. You are looking for the tapioca to be soft and somewhat slimy. The mixture will not be very thick, it's okay.

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs with the vanilla. Take a 1/2 cup of the hot milk and tapioca mixture and whisk it into the egg bowl (I just learned from my father-in-law that this is what they mean by "tempering the eggs" in cookbooks!). Add another 1/2 cup of the hot milk and tapioca, and whisk that into the eggs, too. Then add yet another. Now you'll have a bowl of yellowy tapioca gooeyness. Pour the contents of the egg-bowl into the crockpot, and whisk until it is all thoroughly combined.

Cover your crockpot and cook on high for another 30-45 minutes, or until the tapioca is pudding-like in consistency. Unplug and let it sit for about an hour to cool.

Ladle into serving-size bowls and chill in the refrigerator or eat it with a serving spoon, hot, right out of the crockpot. Your choice.

The Verdict.

Fantastic! Wonderful! You've got to make this! I really can not believe how simple and easy this was --- I'm so terribly excited! Adam thought we could get away with cutting the sugar quite a lot. He's probably right. I was very pleased with the consistency---just like a Handi-Snacks. But much, much better. You've got to make this one!

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  Simply hot glue the two books together, mark where you want your hole and using a 3" drill bit -- drill away!  Do take it slow and easy.  I used an empty sour cream container to pot my little plants  after I slipped it in the hole, marked it, and cut it off to fit.

AND I have all of this left for another day.....



School Fire Drills in China Are Way More Intense Than What You’re Used To

By SumitraLet’s face it: fire drills are boring and they do nothing to prepare you for a real disaster. Recognizing the need for some serious training, a school in China recently collaborated with the local fire department to take traditional fire drills to the next level.
During the mandatory annual event hosted by Nanhu Vocational School, in Hongkou District, Shanghai, students had to evacuate the building at the sound of a bell. But they also had to run through a series of burning doorways with napkins over their mouths, to avoid smoke inhalation. After crossing the obstacles, the students used fire extinguishers to put off the flames. Over 1,000 students from different grades attended the course.


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 PUNS for Educated Minds

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.   He acquired his size from too much pi.

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2. I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical aleutian .
3. She was only a whiskey-maker, but he loved her still.

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4. A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because  it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be .

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6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

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8. Two silk worms had a race, they ended up in a tie.
9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall. The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

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12.Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger, then it hit me.

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14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'


  1. Peach ice cream--our oldest DD's favorite. As for me--I could do with the tapioca pudding.

  2. I have tears running down my face those things are so funny!! Thanks I needed that !