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Monday, June 10, 2019

Weather ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~  Toll House ~ Summer Corn Salad ~ Gar Austin ~ Alex & Maria/Mud Run ~ National Iced Tea Day

Good 47º clear sunny morning. 
It stayed nice yesterday. Quick warming up, as we hit 70º by 10:30. Noon we were at 80º, 3pm 90º, and at 5pm topped at 97º! 
While I was watering the lawn, Dude went over on the side of the house to nap in the sunshine.....
Yesterday on my phone I got a "Severe Weather Alert" ... "Excessive heat Tuesday through Wednesday". This is when I honor Mr. Carrier for inventing the air conditioner!
Picture of the Day.... ahhhhh, hot day, cool pool! 

Interesting about Toll House.........
Born in 1905, Ruth Wakefield grew up to be a dietician and food lecturer after graduating from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. Ruth and her husband Kenneth bought a tourist lodge named the Toll House Inn, where she prepared the recipes for meals that were served to guests. In 1930, Ruth was mixing a batch of cookies for her guests when she realized that she was out of baker's chocolate. Ruth substituted broken pieces of Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and absorb into the dough to create chocolate cookies. That didn't happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century's most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield had accidentally invented "chocolate chip cookies."
Andrew Nestle and Ruth agreed to have Nestle print the recipe on each package of his chocolates and Ruth received a lifetime of free semi-sweet morsels.


From the Slow Roasted Italian


Summer Corn Salad is a bright refreshing taste of summer. Garden fresh corn and tomatoes come together with fresh mozzarella, herbs and a glorious dressing that really gives it an even lighter fresher taste. This simple recipe is the perfect summer side!


  • 4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cleaned and washed
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package grape tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces
  • 10 basil leaves, chiffonade (roll leaves and slice thinly)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground coarse black pepper
  1. Cut corn off the cob, place into a medium mixing bowl.  Add tomatoes and mozzarella. Sprinkle with basil.  Set aside.
  2. Add fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to a pint size canning jar.  Shake to combine.  Pour dressing over salad.  Toss to combine.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  1. If you are traveling with this salad or making ahead; you can prep the salad and the dressing and wait to pour dressing over salad until ready to serve.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. You can cook the corn if you prefer, I really enjoy the fresh taste of it uncooked in this salad.  The acid in the lemon juice will mellow out the starchiness of the corn and create a fabulous flavor.
Special birthday today, Gar Austin (LASD ret Chief) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAR!! I hope you have a great day! xo

Here is Gar in 1968 escorting Sirhan Sirhan into court after he killed Robert Kennedy....

Historically this date........
1925 – Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of PresbyterianMethodist, and Congregationalist churches, held in the Toronto Arena.
 .... I used to attend a Presbyterian church, Mom and Dad were married in a Methodist church, and Jerry and I at a Congregational church!

And births this date include...
1889 – Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (d. 1973)
    Ah yes, he was in Bridge on the River Kwai.
1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Greek-English husband of Elizabeth II  

1922 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer (d. 1969)  

1953 – John Edwards, American politician and lawyer

1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater

 Yesterday my Italian son, Alex Corsaro and his girlfriend Maria, went to and participated in the Marine Corps 10K Mud Run at Camp Pendleton. Here they are with the medals they got.... Congratulations kids!!! ♥♥

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


National Iced Tea Day is observed annually on June 10th.  This day is set aside to celebrate one of summer’s favorite drinks.  Whether it is sweetened or unsweetened, with or without lemon, it is loved by many and enjoyed by the glass full all summer long.
Iced tea can be found in many flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passions fruit, strawberry and cherry.
An alternative to carbonated soft drinks and quite popular in the United States, iced tea makes up about 85% of all tea consumed.  It can be readily found in restaurants, convenience stores, vending machines, grocery stores and self-serve soda fountains.
Recipes for iced tea have been found dating back to the 1870s.  The Buckeye Cookbook, published in 1876 and Housekeeping in Old Virginia, published in 1877 both contain iced tea recipes.  It is believed, however, that iced tea started to appear in the United States in the 1860′s and became widespread in the 1870s where it was found offered on hotel menus and was on sale at railroad stations.  The popularity of refreshing iced tea drink grew rapidly after it was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis
Green tea has been suggested to be used for a variety of positive health benefits
  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Oral health
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Weight control
  • Antibacterial and antiviral activity
  • Protection from solar ultraviolet light
  • Anti-fibrotic properties
  • Neuroprotective power