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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Clouds/Temperatures ~ Schwans Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ Earthquake Faults ~ Japanese Souffle Cheesecake ~ Hump Day ~ National Eat Your Beans Day 

Good 46º clear sunny morning.
Dark clouds in the morning yesterday. Soon we got a breeze and the clouds started dissipating...

We topped at 82º.
Yesterday I got my Schwans order. Mostly the same things I normally order, but this time I added a couple of new items...
Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Penne in a Marinara Sauce:
and... Family-Size Vegetable Alfredo Lasagna:

Picture of the Day ... hurry up and take my picture!

Interesting about earthquake faults...
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California . That is a huge running crack in the ground.  
The San Andreas Fault is the sliding boundarybetween the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border. San Diego, Los Angeles and Big Sur are on the Pacific Plate. San Francisco, Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada are on the North American Plate. And despite San Francisco’s legendary 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas Fault does not go through the city. But communities like Desert Hot Springs, San Bernardino, Wrightwood, Palmdale, Gorman, Frazier Park, Daly City, Point Reyes Station and Bodega Bay lie squarely on the fault and are sitting ducks.

What Type of Fault is the San Andreas?

The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault. Imagine placing two slices of pizza on the table and sliding them past one another where they touch along a common straight edge. Bits of pepperoni from one side crumble across the boundary onto the anchovy side. The same thing happens with the fault, and the geology and landforms along the mighty rift are extremely complicated.

Is the Fault visible at the surface?
In many places like the Carrizo Plain (San Luis Obispo County) and the Olema Trough (Marin County), the fault is easy to see as a series of scarps and pressure ridges. In other places, it is more subtle because the fault hasn’t moved in many years and is covered with alluvium, or overgrown with brush. In San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, many of the roads along the fault cut through great mountains of gouge, the powdery, crumbled rock that has been pulverized by the moving plates.
The hallmark of the San Andreas Fault is the different rocks on either side of it. Being about 28 million years old, rocks from great distances have been juxtaposed against rocks from very different locations and origins. The Salinian block of granite in central and northern California originated in Southern California, and some even say northern Mexico. Pinnacles National Monument in Monterey County is only half of a volcanic complex, the other part being 200 miles southeast in Los Angeles County and known as the Neenach Volcanics.

Japanese Souffle Cheesecake

A light and fluffy Japanese style souffle or cotton cheesecake that is light and air-y, melt in your mouth good and super easy to make!
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature and separated
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (rice flour for gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  1. Heat the cream cheese, egg yolks, butter, milk, lemon zest and juice over low heat, whisking until smooth before mixing in the flour and corn starch.
  2. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar into soft peaks, before beating in the sugar.
  3. Fold the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture 1/3 at a time.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch spring form pan, wrap the bottom of the pan in foil, place in a larger pan with a small amount of hot water and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is lightly golden brown and just a little wiggly, about 30-45 minutes, before removing from the oven and letting cool to room temperature.
Note: The bottom of the spring form pan is wrapped up in foil and placed in another pan with hot water in it. The foil wrapping prevents the water from leaking into the spring form pan. Baking the cheesecake in the water bath helps to ensure that no cracks form on the surface of the cheesecake. You can omit this step if you do not mind any possible cracks.
Option: With 1/2 cup sugar this is not super sweet! If you would like it sweeter, increase the sugar to 3/4 cups or even 1 cup of sugar.
Option: Melt 3.5 ounces of dark, milk or white chocolate to the cream cheese mixture in step one!
Option: This recipe fits perfectly in an 8 in spring form pan. I like to use a 7 inch spring form pan to allow it to rise more.
Option: Line the pan with parchment paper

Historically this date......

1890 – Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

1979 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.

And births this date include...
1947 – Dave Barry, American comedian and author

1956 – Montel Williams, American actor and talk show host
This is amazing.... never knew this:
Military career
Allegiance  United States
Service/ branch  United States Marine Corps
 United States Navy
Years of service 1974–1976 (U.S. Marine Corps)
1976–1980 (U.S. Naval Academy)
1980–1989 (U.S. Navy)
Rank  Lieutenant commander (USN)
 Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps)
Awards  Meritorious Service Medal
 Navy Commendation Medal
 Navy Achievement Medal
 Navy Superior Public Service Award

1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1962 – Tom Cruise, American actor, writer, director, and producer

1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
Happy Hump Day. Last week my Brooklyn NY pal Vivia sent me this:
"What do you call a camel without a hump?"
"Humphrey" !!!
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3.  This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes, and colors.  Beans (legumes) date back to the early seventh millennium BCE, making them one of the longest-cultivated plants. 
As they were seven millennia ago, today, beans are a significant source of protein. If you’re looking for complex carbohydrates, folate, fiber, and iron, eat some beans. They are excellent sources for each of those.  A very healthy choice for any meal or snack, they are also an excellent source of fiber,  low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron.
  • There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world.
  • Only a fraction of these varieties is mass-produced for regular consumption.
Let’s Snack!
That’s a lot of beans! How do we know which ones to choose? Snacking on chickpeas provide us with one of the best choices. Also known as garbanzo beans, these legumes pack a whopping 12.5 grams of fiber, 71 % of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of folate, 84 % RDI of Manganese and 26 % RDI of Iron per serving in 1 cup. Add chickpeas to stews like you would any bean. However, they also roast nicely with your favorite herbs and spices for a delicious and healthy snack.
Another tremendous snacking bean is the soybean. For more tips on bean varieties, visit
With so many choices, celebrating with beans should be a delicious success!
Head over to our National Day Recipes page for many recipes to choose from or enjoy a fava bean dip with goat cheese and garlic dip or black bean chili recipe.