Monday, November 2, 2015

Deviled Egg Day NOVEMBER 2. 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Deviled Egg Day

There are many ways to prepare eggs, but one of the most delicious is to make them into deviled eggs. If you haven’t tried this method before, the perfect day to start is Deviled Egg Day.
Start with a hard boiled egg, and slice it in half. Scoop out the yolk and mash it with mayonnaise. These are the most standard ingredient for deviled eggs, but you can be as adventurous as you like. Many people add various seasonings as well, especially hot spices like cayenne or chipotle. You can add anything you like to the mix, and when you’re finished fill the eggs halves back up.
When you eat deviled eggs, you are carrying on a culinary tradition that started with the Ancient Romans. The word ‘deviled’ wasn’t used until the eighteenth century though, when it came to signify something spicy or zesty. Enjoy!

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who is a photographer specializing in the outer banks area

Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Unkempt; slovenly.
Usage:Between his frowzy clothes and late arrival, he made a decidedly bad first impression.


Johnny Campbell Becomes World's First Cheerleader (1898)

Cheerleading first appeared in the US in the late 1880s with crowds chanting to encourage school spirit. The first recorded instance of organized cheering took place at Princeton University in 1884. Later, a Princeton graduate introduced the idea at University of Minnesota football games. In 1898, Minnesota student Johnny Campbell directed a crowd in a cheer—marking the official birth of organized cheerleading. The first cheer squads were all male. 

Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a national holiday in Mexico and is observed in Hispanic communities throughout the U.S. Long before sunrise, people stream into the cemeteries laden with candles, flowers, and food that is often shaped and decorated to resemble the symbols of death. Children eat tiny chocolate hearses, sugar funeral wreaths, and candy skulls and coffins. But the atmosphere is festive. In many homes, people set up ofrendas, or altars, to the departed. These are decked with candles, special foods, and whatever the dead enjoyed when they were alive.

Why are Lush Carpets of Flowers Thriving in the "Driest Place on Earth"?

A rare bloom has turned part of the arid Chilean desert into a sea of brilliant pink flowers.The Atacama Desert, the driest non-polar place in the world that spans from Chile to Peru, has been transformed into a lush carpet of wildflowers, a phenomenon that only falls when enough rain has fallen.

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1867 - "Harpers Bazaar" magazine was founded

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1895 - In Chicago, IL, the first gasoline powered car contest took place in America. 

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1921 - Margaret Sanger's National Birth Control League combined with Mary Ware Denetts Voluntary Parenthood League to form the American Birth Control League. 

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1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never went into production. 

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1959 - Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been given questions and answers in advance

1960 - In London, the novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover," was found not guilty of obscenity. 

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2001 - The computer-animated movie "Monsters, Inc." opened. The film recorded the best debut ever for an animated film and the 6th best of all time. 


If You Were Born Today, November 2

Your instincts are usually accurate, and you rely on your intuition when you need to make a decision. Things need to "feel" right for you. You put your heart and soul into your hobbies and your work. Your opinions are strong, yet progressive, and you don't feel the need to broadcast them indiscriminately. Music plays an important role in your life. You are a true humanitarian, and you have mystical inclinations. You are talented and versatile. Famous people born today: Marie Antoinette, k.d. lang, David Schwimmer, Burt Lancaster, Pat Buchanan, Nelly, Daniel Boone.

Picture of the day
Sambisari Temple
Sambisari is a 9th-century Hindu temple located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of Yogyakarta, near Adisucipto International Airport. The temple was discovered in 1966, buried approximately 5 metres (16 ft) underground; it is thought to have been covered by volcanic ash from Mount Merapi. Parts of the original temple have been excavated.

Picture of a goby camouflaged against a gorgonian

Reef Refuge

Photograph by Enric Sala
A goby is nearly imperceptible, camouflaged against a gorgonian in the waters of the Republic of Palau—but it didn’t escape the lens of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who captured this image while making photographs for the Pristine Seas project. When asked how photography plays into the project’s goal to create marine reserves and save the ecosystems he’s so passionate about, Sala says, “Photography and film play a very important role: to share what’s there with people … We need to inspire the leaders and the public emotionally. We need them to fall in love with these places. We bring the place to them—that’s why photography and film is important.”







50 Fabulous Knit Ripple Stitches

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Pudu Pudu pattern by Veruska
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CrockPot Pasta Fagioli Recipe

If you're looking for a hearty meal to fill the belly you've come to the right place. This is some good soup. It's based upon Olive Garden's Pasta E. Fagioli which, quite frankly, I've never had, but it sounded good. So I made it. In the crockpotThis is a crowd-pleasing soup. There's nothing weird in it, and it has a fun kick that isn't spicy as much as it is noticeable.

The Ingredients. 
--1 pound lean ground beef, browned and drained
--1/2 large red onion, chopped
--1 cup carrots, chopped
--2 celery stalks, sliced
--2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (and juice) 
--1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

--1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
--4 cups beef broth (check label for gluten!) 
--1 jar (26-ounce) pasta sauce
--2 tsp oregano

--1 T Tabasco sauce 
--1/2 tsp salt
--1/4 tsp black pepper

--1/2 cup dry pasta, to add at end of cooking time (I used TJ's brown rice fusilli) 

The Directions.

Use a 6 quart or larger crockpot, or cut the recipe in half. This makes a lot.

Brown the meat on the stove top, and drain well. Let it cool a bit.

Chop up the carrots, onion, and celery. Add it to the empty crockpot.
Drain and rinse the beans, and add them. Add the whole cans of tomatoes, and the pasta sauce. Add the beef broth. Add the salt, pepper, oregano, and Tabasco sauce. Stir in your meat. 

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4. When the vegetables are tender, stir in the 1/2 cup of dry pasta.

Cover and cook for another hour on low, or until the pasta is tender.
 It will swell quite a bit.
Serve with a bit of Parmesan cheese if you have it. 

The Verdict.

Delicious. Amazing. This is a very filling soup, and a great warm-me-up on a chilly evening. The ingredients are everything you'd put in a traditional minestrone, but that bit of Tabasco sauce changes the flavor dramatically. Very yummy. One kid ate a bowl, and the other one fell asleep before dinner. I wasn't about to wake her.

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Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. - Marquis de Lafayette


"Welcome" in Guanche (Canary Islands) - Sansofé

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Without stopping to take a look around, just in case you’ve been watching the trees change colors, here’s a list of photos that compare various locations before and after they change into their autumn colors.
Besides the nip in the air, the scarves, and the delicious autumn fruits and vegetables, the changing leaves are probably the greatest sign of autumn that there is.  Chlorophyll, which is the green pigment in leaves that produces energy for trees, gradually breaks down in the fall, revealing the many other colors that also exist in leaves.  That’s where we get the rich browns, oranges, yellows and reds that we associate with the season.

Tu Hwnt I’r Bont Tearoom in Llanrwst, North Wales 

Gapstow Bridge, New York, USA 

Japanese Maple

Apartment Building Facade

Poet’s Walk, Central Park, New York, USA

Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan 

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Capitol Creek Valley

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Grand Island East Channel Light House, Michigan, USA


Mark Buckler Photography

1 comment:

  1. Nature does love playing with her palette:) Me too!