Thursday, July 28, 2016

Celebrate Milk Chocolate Day July 28, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Milk Chocolate Day

How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It’s a mix of cocoa solids and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this lighter version is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many other delicious desserts. Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
Daniel Peter, the inventor of milk chocolate, was born in the village of Moudon, located in the Canton of Vaud, in beautiful, mountainous Switzerland in 1836. Peter attended school and graduated there. Later on in life, Daniel Peter had formed a strong friendship with his neighbor, Henry Nestle, who had settled in Vevey, Switzerland, about 1843. 
Nestle had developed a process to make baby food in which he used what was then called a “milky flour.” It was at this point in his life that Daniel Peter asked himself the question, “Why not try to make a chocolate containing milk?” This idea stayed with the young Daniel Peter to the point of becoming an obsession with him. He further realized that in order to stay in the chocolate market, already principally controlled by Caliller, Suchard, Kohler, and others, he must produce a new product that would become pleasing and desired by the consumer.
It should be noted by all that since the early 20th century, the countries of Europe have been producing milk chocolate of varying qualities. It should also be understood that the development of the process by Daniel Peter was created in the community of Vevey, with the Canton of Vaud, in Switzerland, and further pointed out that the first chocolate process, although not milk chocolate, was also created in Vevey, Switzerland, by Francois Louis Cailler, at the age of twenty-three, upon his return to that community from France and Italy in 1819.
Our research has found that Milk Chocolate Day was started by the Confectioner’s Association.

Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued.
Usage:His indefatigable spirit helped him to cope with the illness.

Idiom of the Day

guess again

 — A rhetorical imperative indicating that the person being spoken to is mistaken about, and thus should reconsider, something.


Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (1973)

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Summer Jam at Watkins Glen was a 1973 rock festival that drew more attendees than any pop music festival before it. An estimated 600,000 fans flocked to the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway outside of Watkins Glen, New York, to see performances by The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead. In fact, so many concertgoers arrived early that the bands performed an impromptu concert during their sound checks the day before the festival.

Beatrix Potter (1866)

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Potter was an English author and illustrator whose 23 children's books, featuring her delicate drawings and watercolor paintings, are considered classics today. When she was 27, she sent an illustrated story to a sick boy whose mother, Potter's former governess, encouraged her to publish it. This became her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Now one of the best-selling children's books of all time, it was initially rejected by publishers.

Lumberjack World Championships

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At the turn of the century, Hayward, Wisconsin, was one of the most active logging towns in the northern United States. Nowadays Hayward is known primarily as the site of the largest lumberjack competition in the country. Lumberjacks and logrollers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, England, and the United States come to Hayward to compete in a variety of events. The three-day event takes place in the Lumberjack Bowl, a large bay of Lake Hayward that was once used as a holding pond for the North Wisconsin Lumber Company and is now used for the World Logrolling Championships. 

Clones of Dolly the Sheep Have Aged Like Any Other Sheep, Study Says

Dolly the Sheep started her life in a test tube in 1996 and died just six years later. When she was only a year old, there was evidence that she might have been physically older. At five, she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

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1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation. 

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1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics. 

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1933 - The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday. 

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1939 - Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." 

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1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns. 

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2000 - Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." 

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If You Were Born Today, July 28
Your manner is unmistakably warm, and you are an emotional, leading, and magnetic person. Creative fields work well for you. You are talented at bringing harmony to the world around you. While for the most part adaptable, you are also determined and quite organized. With loved ones, you might sometimes seem a little controlling, as you often feel you know what's best for them. However, it's not about needing to rule the roost. Rather, true care is behind it. You have a very strong sense of responsibility, which can at times lead you to worry a little too much. Famous people born today: Beatrix Potter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jim Davis, Sally Struthers, Elizabeth Berkley, Lori Loughlin.

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Pictures of the day

St John's College, Cambridge

The interior of the chapel at St John's College, Cambridge. Constructed between 1866 and 1869, to replace a smaller chapel which dated back to the 13th century, this chapel was designed by George Gilbert Scott in a style similar to that of Exeter College, Oxford. It is home to the Choir of St John's College, which has sung daily services since the 1670s.

Picture of a manta ray off the coast of Mayotte

Gentle Giant

Photograph by Gaby Barathieu, National Geographic 
A manta ray pokes a fin through the water’s surface off the French island of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The mantas’ size and fearsome-looking cephalic fins once earned the animals the name devilfish; however, we now know better: Scuba divers have found them to be gentle and accommodating.





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To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. - John Henry Newman

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The medical term for a brain freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia! -------------------- Crayfish have teeth in their stomachs and kidneys in their heads! -------------------- The Harvard University Library has a collection of books bound in human skin! The practice of anthropodermic bibliopegy, the binding of books in skin, was once common, originating in the 16th century.

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Stain Removal

Just be sure to test a small patch to make sure the stain-removing tactic is compatible with your fabric!
Stain Hack 16:

satisfying. .. come on OP ain't nobody got time for dat


Hot Summer Life 


Clear Case Advantages

Keep up with the summer's hottest phone trends by making your own phone case.

The Water bottle is Half Full

Freeze a water bottle that is half-full so your water stays cold and refreshing.

DIY Flip Flop Rescue

Use bread clips to save your favorite flip flops.

This Doritos' on Fire

If you go camping, Doritos work well as kindling.

Snack Smart

Eat mindfully to help your body survive the scorching summer!

Shoe Protection

Put bee's wax on your shoes to waterproof them for every summer shower.

Fast Freezer

Wrap a bottle in a wet paper towel when you put it in the freezer, and it will chill in 15 minutes.

Neat Ice Pack

If you put a wet sponge in the freezer and use it as an ice pack, it wont drip when it melts.

No One Likes Warm Beer

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1 comment:

  1. I could use one of those frozen sponges just to keep cool! Anybody need bread tags for their flip flops I have at least a thousand lurking here!