thanks for the vintage cookbook pics, helen
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France.|
|Synonyms:||folk singer, minstrel, poet-singer, troubadour|
|Usage:||The group of jongleurs was so popular that King Edward requested a private performance.|
Idiom of the Day
Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful.
|Mercator was a Flemish geographer, mathematician, and cartographer who perfected the first map using the Mercator projection, the translation of the spherical earth to a two-dimensional flat plane. In it, parallels and meridians are rendered as straight lines spaced to produce an accurate ratio of latitude to longitude at any point. It permits mariners to steer a course over long distances without continually adjusting compass readings.|
|In the island nation of Vanuatu, many islands have rejected European influence and instead prefer to live according to their traditional customs. While these customs vary widely throughout the islands, village life, subsistence farming, a belief in magic, and rule by chiefs are common. In 1977, a National Council of Chiefs was set up by the government to ensure the preservation of traditional ways of life. These tribal chiefs are honored on March 5 of each year; celebratory activities on this day include sporting events, carnivals, agricultural fairs, and arts festivals.|
|The hunt for extraterrestrial life — of any kind, including lowly, long-dead microbes — is lofty enough. But the hunt for intelligent civilizations that could be looking for us in return? It's even more of a long shot.|
1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.
1872 - George Westinghouse patented the air brake
1922 - "Annie Oakley" (Phoebe Ann Moses) broke all existing records for women's trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets.
1934 - In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated.
1960 - Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army
1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display.
1997 - Chuck Niles received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission.
If You Were Born Today, March 5
There is a restless quality to you that is unmistakable, and this can lead you to your share of adventures, but it can also get you into trouble at times! You easily feel stifled and bored by routine, so that is essential that you choose a life path that allows you the freedom to grow and learn. You may move forward prematurely, failing to complete projects you start, until you discover that your talents lie in inspirational, motivational, and other such fields. You are enthusiastic, versatile, and very humorous. Famous people born today: Rex Harrison, Chuck Baldwin, Andy Gibb, Eva Mendes.
A Wonderland Walkway
Photograph by Sara Delić, National Geographic
Sara Delić submitted this image of “heaven on Earth,” a view of the serene Morskie Oko, taken from a stone path running alongside it. Morskie Oko is a Polish lake located high in the Tatra Mountains.
knit, ST PATRICK'S DAY
MASHED POTATO MUFFINS
Mashed potatoes (with butter).
Add ingredients like cooked bacon, cheese, parsley, green onion, garlic, etc.
Stuff into a greased muffin tin, run a fork along the top and brush with melted butter or olive oil.
Bake at 375 degrees or until tops are crispy and golden
Baby Back Ribs, Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
and Lemon Glazed Carrots
"what is your name?" in Bedawiyet (Sudan) - Man ismaka?