Friday, July 3, 2015

Stay Out of the Sun Day JULY 3, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Stay Out of the Sun Day

Everybody loves a sunny day, but in the height of summer it’s easy to get dehydrated, sunburnt and worse. Stay Out Of The Sun Day is about looking after yourself by taking a day away from the sun and finding some nice, relaxing shade – and if you are out and about, make sure you’ve got sun cream, plenty of water and some shade!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A feudal vassal or subject.
Usage:The liegeman was expected to provide military support if his lord went to battle.


Robert Adam (1728)

One of the greatest architects of the late 18th century, Adam was a Scottish architect and designer whose work influenced the development of Western architecture both in Europe and North America. Along with his brother James, he developed the Adam style, an essentially decorative style of architecture that is most remembered for its application in interiors and is characterized by contrasting room shapes and delicate Classical ornaments

Marshall Islands Fishermen's Day

In the Marshall Islands, Fishermen's Day is a public holiday sponsored by the Marshalls Billfish Club. During the contest, competing fishermen go out into the ocean and attempt to catch the most, the biggest, or the heaviest fish in several categories. In 1981, four friends, Tom Micheals, Wally Milne, Ramsey Reimers, and Ronnie Reimers, founded the Marshalls Billfish Club, and they were inspired to set up an annual tournament in the Marshall Islands every July. The Marshall Islands government endorsed the club, and since then the event has become a national holiday each year.

Long-Term Life Support on Mars Should Be Possible Someday, Study Says

When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.

1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens." 

1940 - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio. 

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1967 - The Doors released the song "Light My Fire" in the U.S.

1971 - Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris at age 27. He allegedly died of a heroin overdose.

1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses affecting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.

1986 - Mikhail Baryshnikov became a U.S. citizen at Ellis Island, New York Harbor. 

53 Today

Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) is 53 years old today.
Cruise grew up in an abusive household and had planned to become a priest
before becoming interested in acting.


If You Were Born Today, July 3

You have strong charisma and people tend to follow your lead. You are loving, family-oriented, intelligent, and versatile in your talents. You are not always content, however, and this trait can bring interesting twists and turns into your life. Love relationships are important to you. Watch for expectations that run too high or a critical stance. Your ability to work hard and follow through is admirable. Famous people born today: Franz Kafka, Tom Cruise, Thomas Gibson, Tom Stoppard, Shawnee Smith, Olivia Munn.

Picture of the day
Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga
The Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga is an oil painting on canvas completed by Titianin c. 1529. It depicts Federico II Gonzaga, the ruler of the Italian city of Mantua, possibly in the lead-up to his wedding. The work is now held at the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.

Picture of a red fox walking in the snow.

Fox Spring

Photograph by Fred Lemire, National Geographic 
A red fox levels a suspicious gaze on a spring day near Iqaluit on Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of Nanavut. The wide-ranging omnivore’s diverse habitats include grassland, desert, forest—and even the suburbs.


Down Cloverlaine: Imp Bib
Copyright 2009 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to make and sell items from this pattern provided that credit is given to me as the designer.
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Flower Rug
Flower Rug Free Crochet Pattern
MATERIALS: 16 oz. Skipper Blue 4 ply Red Heart yarn, 4 oz. Light Blue 4 ply Red Heart yarn, J crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge. FINISHED ...
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thanks, heide
GRITS AU GRATIN by Julia Child
6-8 servings

2.5 c regular grits [or follow recipe for instant on the package]
10 c cold water
1.5 tsp salt
4 tbsp. butter

1 cup cream or sour cream
3 large eggs
1.5 c grated cheddar cheese, I c into it and .5 on top

Whisk the grits into the water, boil, stirring often with a wooden spoon.  Don’t let it scorch.  Once boiling, add salt, butter and let cook for another 5 minutes or until the grits have thickened.  I like them a little more runny as I put tons of cheddar in there. 
Bring a bit of water to simmer in a larger pan and set the grits pan in it.  Cover and cook 30 minutes or so until they form a sort of thick mass and are tender but not mushy.

Remove from water bath, put over moderate heat.
Beat in the cream and stir for a few minutes to re-thicken.
Remove from heat, beat in the eggs slowly so they don’t cook in lumps.
Stir in I c cheese.
Correct seasoning.  (I always add a bit of this and that.  Some fine herbs, more cheese or butter, bits of ham, whatever)
Put into a buttered baking dish, cover with rest of cheese, sprinkle with paprika so it looks pretty and browns nicely.
Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes until hot. 
Serve her up!  Yum yum. 

stephanie o'dea
I have no idea why I waited so long to make this. It is so terribly easy, and I was able to get 3 very nice-sized plastic containers of sauce, which now live in the freezer. There isn't anything wrong with jarred sauce---I use it quite often, but there isn't much to brag about when you open a jar.

This? This you can brag about. "oh yes. Of course I make my own pasta sauce."

I kept this simple, and did not add a lot of spices, or even onion and garlic. I usually throw in onion and garlic whenever I make something using marinara, anyhow, and prefer the crunch when added freshly. But like a lot of what I do: There are NO rules. Throw in your favorite spices, and customize how you see fit. There are also no rules about the tomatoes. I used what I happened to have in the pantry at the time. Buy what's on sale, and have at it!

The Ingredients.

--1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
--1 15oz can of tomato sauce
--1 12.5 oz Italian flavored diced tomatoes.
--16 oz fresh mushrooms
--1 T Italian seasoning (and a bit more to taste when cooking is done)
--1 lb super lean ground turkey meat

The Directions.

Add the thawed (or fresh) turkey meat to the crockpot. Dump in all the cans of tomatoes, and break the ground meat up with a large spoon. Stir in the spices and mushrooms.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. 

When done cooking, break up the ground meat a bit more and season to taste. Jarred pasta sauce is awfully salty; I didn't add any salt, but your tongue might desperately want to.

Serve right away, or package for freezing.

The Verdict.

This is very tasty. I shared a bunch with my grandparents, who enjoyed it also. It has been rather warm, so I let this cook overnight on the counter in front of an open window. I'm sure the neighborhood dogs were quite happy!
The kids and I had a small bowl for breakfast. I loved that I didn't need to brown the meat, and that turkey meat is so lean that there was very little fat that floated to the top during cooking. If you decide to use a different type of meat, you can chill the sauce, and scrape off the collected fat.



An incredible museum!


We do LOVE us some bacon


Well played .

Former Millionaire Now in Heavy Debt after Adopting 72 Children in the Last 19 Years

By Sumitra Meet Li Li Juan, a former millionaire whose benevolent spirit led her to bankruptcy. The 47-year-old, from northern China’s Hebei Province, has adopted 72 abandoned children over the course of 19 years. She spent all her money caring for them, and is now facing a huge debt of over two million yuan.
Li became rich during the 1980s, earning huge profits from her garments business and her investments in iron ore mining. It was around this time that she started taking in sick and disabled children who were abandoned by their parents, and orphaned children whose parents had died in coal mine disasters. She used her two sources of income to provide for all her adopted children.
It was all smooth sailing for a few years, but as luck would have it, hard times fell upon Li in 2008. Her mine was shut down due to urban developments, cutting down a major source of her income. But she continued to care for the children by selling off all her properties and valuables, one at a time.



"Good Morning" in Korean (Korea) [formal: did you sleep well?] - Annyong-hi jumushyossumnikka

so true!

Food Storage - Make Your Bananas Last Longer


thank, patty


1 comment:

  1. I was sure it was Potato Salad Day? Well, I will be making ours out of the sun!