Good 31º clear morning. Just a hint of ice on the barn roof.
Yesterday started off cold also (31º) but because of the winds we had it obviously took the moisture out of the air so the barn roof didn't have any ice on it. Stayed clear and sunny all day.....
Picture of the Day....
Perfect parking spot!
Interesting about hot dogs....
Mr. Food's Shepherd Pie
We not only had high winds here Sunday but yesterday in So. Cal they had some wild Santa Ana winds and thousands without power.
Tree falls on woman in car killing her...
Special birthday today, one of "our kids" from way back when Jerry worked at Temple Station, Scott Edson (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTTIE WADDIE DO DA!
Historically this date...........
2006 – Hawaii Earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.
And births this date include....
....Hmmm... thought he made seat covers!
...our dictionary hero!
... you mean he didn't make liver sausage???
1958 – Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and writer.
A So. Cal boy, born in W. Covina!
Then after dinner it was chair, cat on lap, wine, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
It’s National Liqueur Day, so celebrate with a shot of your favorite. But first, what is liqueur? Pronounced lih-CUR in French and lih-KYOOR by some Americans, it’s one of a group of after-dinner drinks that also includes eau de vie, cordial and schnapps. Most people—including American producers and importers—use these terms interchangeably. But there are differences: EAU DE VIE, CORDIAL, LIQUEUR & SCHNAPS: THE DIFFERENCE Schnaps/schnapps, a generic German word for liquor or any alcoholic beverage, is more specific in English, where it refers to clear brandies distilled from fermented fruits. The English added a second “p,” spelling the word as schnapps. True Schnaps has no sugar added, but products sold in the U.S. as schnapps may indeed be sweetened. As one expert commented, “German Schnaps is to American schnapps as German beer is to American Budweiser.” Eau de vie is the French term for Schnaps. American-made brands labeled eau de vie (“water of life”) are often heavily sweetened, and have added glycerine for thickening. You can drink liqueur from any glass, but this is one of the classic liqueur glass shapes. Photo courtesy Bourbon Blog. Liqueur is an already distilled alcohol made from grain which has already been fermented, into which fruits are steeped. It is sweeter and more syrupy than a European eau de vie or schnapps. Cordial, in the U.S., almost always refers to a syrupy, sweet alcoholic beverage, a synonym for liqueur. In the U.K., it refers to a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink or the syrup used to make such a drink. Rose’s Lime Cordial, a British brand, is called Rose’s Lime Juice in the U.S. so Americans don’t think it’s alcoholic. EAU DE VIE, “WATER OF LIFE” The distillation of alcohol may have taken place as early as 200 C.E., possibly by alchemists trying to make gold (the history). Because spirits were initially intended to be medicinal, “water of life” was a reasonable name for distilled alcoholic preparations.