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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Throw Back Thursday ~ Computer ~ Jim Harper ~ Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


Good 47ºclear sunny morning. Yesterday was amazing. Finally felt like SPRING. Only topped out at 79º with a nice breeze all day. Heavenly!


Throw Back Thursday....
1982.. Winston Elliott (aka Winnie) and my Jerry working in the booth at the BC Range:♥♥


Yesterday I messed with my new computer. AOL told me there was a trojan in it and they "cleaned" the computer. They said this trojan was from Russia and was stealing information. Called a Clampi Trojan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clampi
Now I have to work on getting all the programs I had in the old one on the new one!


Special birthday today, high school pal Jim Harper. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!

Jim with his bride Sally and pooch Rufus...



Historically this date
68Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending theJulio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.


1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake Citycarrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.


1934Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.


1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creatinga flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.




And births this date include....
1910Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)
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1961Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
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1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor
"In 2011, Depp became a U.S. resident again, because France wanted him to become a permanent resident, which he said would require him to pay income tax in both countries". IDIOT. He doesn't deserve to live here!!! He badmouths the heqq out of our country and yet taking fools money for his movies is not a problem! I understand that now he has a place up here in Ashland. Oh joy.
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1981Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress
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Later I had the rerun of the chicken veggie soup I made and watched Blue Bloods and Night Shift. 

Went to bed by 10 and at 4:30am heard a goat screaming. I am thinking a cougar got one of my neighbor's goats. Sounded horrible!!! 

Ok, up and ready for the day. Have a good one!!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 9th
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Spring is rhubarb season; in North America it grows between April and June.
Technically, rhubarb is a vegetable, a member of the sorrel family. Even for a vegetable, it's very tart. Before it was sweetened it was added to soups (try it in lentil soup!) and sauces - in the Himalayas, in Moroccan tagines,, and Middle Eastern stews. 

Be sure to cook only the stems, the leaves are mildly toxic (they contain oxalic acid... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalic_acid )

But for most of us, rhubarb needs a sweetener. It's absolutely delicious stewed, as ice cream, rhubarb pie and it's variation on this recipe, strawberry rhubarb pie. 

Rhubarb grew wild in northwest China and was cultivated about 5,000 years ago for medicinal purposes. It made it's way west via Turkey and Russia, and was first planted in England by an apothecary in 1777. Properly sweetened it became popular for jams, sauces, and crumbles.


2 comments:

Lydia said...

Good norning.

Rhubarb is so interesting. The color variations are enticing. Then the bit of flavor asks- are you up to another? If so, dig in. I wonder if the oxalic acid in the leaves might make a good poultice?

I am going to try to practice Natalie Portman posture today.

I am so sorry for your neighbor's goat. Whomever said Mother Nature is kind- lied. Just because she has a nice name doesn't mean she can't be deadly.

Oregon Sue said...

What is Natalie Portman posture?

I understand Mother Nature. I don't understand people who don't get it... keep your animals in at night and safe...IN A BARN. These cougars up here carry full grown deer over fences!!!

Ah well, he's from San Francisco~ xo