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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Snow ~ Fawn Rescue ~ My Famous Green Tomato Pickles ~ Gabe Ramirez ~ Dan Cermak ~ Mike & Wilma Nelson ~ Bicarb of Soda

Good 34º drizzling morning. About 1/4" since last evening. Started raining and then by 8:30 it had turned to snowflakes. Not a lot stuck as it warmed ...

Here is a GREAT story.. a man rescues a baby deer and returns it to it's mother!


Yesterday there were so many things I wanted to get done, but alas... not that much accomplished. Sigh...

Brian had asked me last week for some of my pickled green tomatoes. He said Ashley and Dustin, who own The Vine in Grants Pass, wanted to try them after Brian told them about my recipe. Actually it originally came from my Uncle Lloyd Mills. I 'tweaked' the recipe, as I normally do. I like lots of garlic and some jalapeño in with them. You don't water bath them, so they stay crunchy. Brian said they tried a martini with the tomatoes and brine but LOVED a Bloody Mary with them. This may become their signature drink. I sent them the recipe. I may get together with them for a lesson in canning.

HUH? She's insane!

Special birthdays today... Gabe Ramirez (LASD ret) HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABE!
                                   With his wife Ann (also LASD ret)
Another is Dan Cermak (Floor mgr at RR Ace) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG D!
Here's Dan leading the line dance and the guys all wearing their team's helmet! Front to back Dan, Tall Paul, Biff, Jeb, and Brad. Lookin' good guys!
And Mike Nelson (LASD ret..worked Temple with Jerry) and his bride Wilma are celebrating their anniversary today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!
Historically this date...

..... the deadliest single building fire in US history!

1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

And births this date include...
1920 – Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)
He had Alzheimers.... so sad. He was GREAT in Hawaii Five-O. A favorite show of mine!

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
(West Side Story)

1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer and musician (The Monkees)

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees)

Interesting that they were both born on the same day!

1957 – Matt Lauer, American newscaster

1975 – Tiger Woods, American golfer
More turkey soup yesterday. Stayed cold and gloomy. Warmed to 46º. Soup was good and warmed me up! Then it was chair, wine, phone calls with pals, and Blue Bloods.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 30th
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

or Baking Soda Day, celebrates the many benefits and uses of Bicarbonate of Soda.
Just how does Baking Soda work and what, specifically, does it do? Few people seem to know. It's quite simple. We will skip the chemistry lesson and how Baking Soda is made. Let's just talk to what it is, and what it does. Bicarbonate of soda is a chemical compound - sodium carbonate or sodium bi-carbonate. When heated, it creates carbon dioxide, a gas. The gas aids a variety of bakery products to rise as they cook.
Many people just think of Bicarbonate of Soda as something you use for baking. But, it has so many more uses. Here are just a few of them:
Baking- helps baked goods, like bread, to rise
Relieve stomach indigestion and heartburn when mixed in
Removing odors in the refrigerator, vents, storage areas, and closets
Removing odor in kitty litter
It is used in fire extinguishers for grease and oil fires
It is often used as a cleaning agent
It can be used as a meat tenderizer
Put it in water with beans to minimize flatulence from eating beans
Polish Silverware
Remove burned food from a pot or a pan
And, the list goes on, and on, and......
Origin of National Bicarbonate of Soda Day:
Despite a whole lot of reference to this day, there is no content to help to identify the origin or the creator of this day.

With so many uses, it would sure make sense for Baking Soda to have a national day of recognition. Informally, it is indeed called a "National" day. However, no congressional records or presidential proclamation found.