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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Frozen ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Fall Color ~ Picture of the Day ~ Double Nosed Dogs ~ Spinach & Artichoke Calzones ~ Lydia & Gerry ~ National Cappuccino Day

Good 23º everything is frozen morning. Burrrrrrr......

I had to take in the hummingbird feeders and thaw them out first thing. Guess I will be taking them in at night now. 

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Our Maggie girl with Bruiser on the golf cart. They got along great. Miss you Maggie ♥

Yesterday, like it has been, the fog left before noon and we got beautiful blue skies and a few white fluffy clouds. We topped at 65º.
The fall is lovely with all the colors. Here is my "red" tree out back and the view of my greenhouse....

Picture of the Day.....
This bird's beak looks like another bird!

Interesting about "double nosed dogs"......

The Double-nosed Andean tiger hound is a rare breed of hound that has been seen in Bolivia. Many people believe the double nose increases their scent discrimination abilities; however, there is no research to indicate whether the double nose is a benefit or a hindrance.
The "double nose" appears to be a normal dog's nose, but with the nostrils separated by a band of skin and fur dividing the nose all the way to the dog's upper lip.
20th-century reports include the 1913 report by explorer Percy Fawcett. Recent sightings received wide press coverage in 2006 and 2007. Three photos of this "breed" were circulated in mainstream press outlets: one of Bella, a female, and two of Xingu, her son. It is possible that designating the Double-nosed Andean Tiger Hound as a "breed" is premature. They may just be genetic anomalies within the general strain of Andean Tiger Hounds. Despite all the information aired by BBC, this particular breed can be seen today in the markets around Trinidad, Bolivia, northwest of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. And it is not uncommon there.
No kennel club recognizes the Double-nosed Andean Tiger Hound, nor Andean Tiger Hounds in general, as a specific breed. "Tiger" in their name is a reference to the jaguar, not to tigers.

The Andean Tiger Hound is believed to be descended from the Pachon Navarro, assumed to have been brought to Central and South America by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. In photographs at a Pachon Navarro website, the split nose is much less conspicuous than it is on the Andean dogs.
The Pachon Navarro goes by many other names: Old Spanish Pointer, Perdiguero Navarro, Navarro Pointer, and Pachon De Victoria. It is closely related to the Portuguese Pointer. Split noses or double noses occur sometimes, though rarely, in many pointing breeds thought to have descended from the Portuguese Pointer and the Pachon Navarro, including the German Shorthaired Pointer.

The Catalburun is one of only three dog breeds that possess the split nose feature (along with the Pachon Navarro and Andean Tiger-hound). 
They are native to Turkey and are virtually unheard of outside of the country. The breed is known for its agility and stamina. Catalburuns have one of the strongest senses of scent among other members of the pointer/hunter breeds.

This recipe from Mr. Food. Easy and making me drool.....
Switch up your dinnertime routine by serving up our cheesy, baked Spinach and Artichoke Calzones. They're perfect for holding right in your hand and dunking into your favorite marinara sauce. You might just find yourself making these as an on-the-go lunch, too!

  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup chopped artichokes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (13.8-ounce) containers refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, spinach, artichokes, garlic powder, and pepper; mix well.
  3. Unroll pizza crusts onto a flat surface and cut each into 4 squares. Spoon an equal amount of spinach mixture onto each square, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese. Fold each in half diagonally to form triangles. Using a fork, crimp edges to firmly seal. Place calzones on baking sheets and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Today was a special day for my friend Lydia and her husband Gerry. Sadly Gerry passed away this year. This would have been their 43rd anniversary. This is a day you will always keep in your heart L. My anniversary with my Jerry was the same year and it still is a super special day. Love and hugs to you! xo

Historically this date........
1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1895 – While experimenting with electricityWilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.

And births this date include....
1927 – Patti Page, American singer (d.2013)

1931 – Morley Safer, American journalist (d.2016)

1950 – Mary Hart, American television personality

Later it was some Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls for dinner, then chair, wine, cat in my lap, and TV.... local news, Blue Bloods, Chicago Med, and S.W.A.T. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Cappuccino Day is observed annually on November 8. A nice hot cup of cappuccino is perfect on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy a creamy cuppa.
Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink.
The word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars and is the diminutive form of cappuccio in Italian, meaning hood or something that covers the head. This popular coffee beverage got its name not from the hood on their habits but from the color of the hooded robes that the friars wore.  (The Capuchin friars is an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans.)
  • In 1945 Achille Gaggia invented the modern espresso machine which further popularized the cappuccino.
  • The Mid 1990s – Cappuccino was made more widely available to North Americans as upscale coffee houses sprang up.
  • Late 1990′s to Early 2000′s – Cappuccinos became popular in the United States concurrent with the boom in the American coffee industry.
  • The start of 21st Century – A modified short-cut version of the cappuccino started being served at fast-food chains.
  • While steaming the milk you must pay close attention to attain the correct ratio of foam, thus making the cappuccino one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly.
  • A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while he/she is pouring milk on top of the espresso coffee.