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Monday, August 12, 2019

Clouds/Blue Sky ~ Picture of the Day ~ Krill ~ Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats ~ Perseid Meteor Showers ~ National Julienne Fries Day

Good 49º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday started with the clouds moving out and blue sky visible..
We topped at 91º.
Picture of the Day.... another crazy mailbox

Interesting about krill.........
Krill are small crustaceans, about 2 inches in length, of the order Euphausiacea (an order of small commonly luminescent malacostracan crustaceans related to the Decapoda, resembling shrimps, and in some areas forming an important element of marine plankton), and are found in all the world's oceans. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill, meaning "small fry of fish", which is also often attributed to species of fish.

Krill are considered an important tropic level connection – near the bottom of the food chain – because they feed on phytoplankton and (to a lesser extent) zooplankton, converting these into a form suitable for many larger animals for whom krill makes up the largest part of their diet. In the Southern Ocean, one species, the Antarctic krill makes up an estimated biomass of around 379,000,000 tonnes  (a metric ton...a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb).), making it among the species with the largest total biomass. Of this, over half is eaten by whales, seals, penguins, squid and fish each year, and is replaced by growth and reproduction. Most krill species display large daily vertical migrations, thus providing food for predators near the surface at night and in deeper waters during the day.

They are the main staple in the diets of literally hundreds of different animals, from fish, to birds, to baleen whales.
Simply put, many oceanic life forms depend on krill.
Krill are fished commercially in the Southern Ocean and in the waters around Japan. The total global harvest amounts to 150,000–200,000 tonnes annually, most of this from the Scotia Sea. Most of the krill catch is used for aquaculture and aquarium feeds, as bait in sport fishing, or in the pharmaceutical industry.

From Mr. Food's zucchini recipes..........
Summer yields some of the best produce! Our Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a creative way to utilize some of those delicious veggies you have growing in your garden or picked up from the market! Italian zucchini boats are some of our favorite ways to clean out the fridge - and if you've got some ground meat on-hand, why not throw that in too?

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and seeds, leaving 1/4-inch shell (use a small spoon for this). Reserve pulp from both zucchinis and chop.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine pulp, garlic, tomato, mushrooms, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, olive oil and 1/2 cup cheese. Divide mixture evenly between zucchini shells. Place stuffed zucchinis in prepared baking dish; cover with foil.
  4. Bake 25 minutes, or until zucchinis are tender. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake  uncovered 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Top with fresh basil and serve.

Historically this date..........
1851 – Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.

1898 – The Hawaiian flag is lowered from ʻIolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the flag of the United States to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States.

1944 – Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions.


1981 – The IBM Personal Computer is released.

1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the1994 World Series.


And births this date include...
1856 – Diamond Jim Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  ... there was a restaurant on Hollywood Blvd near Highland called Diamond Jim's. It was SO GOOD!!! Went there a few times. It closed years ago!

1881 – Cecil B. DeMille, American director (d. 1959)

1910 – Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)

1911 – Cantinflas, Mexican actor, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1993)

1926 – John Derek, American actor (d. 1998)

1933 – Parnelli Jones, American race car driver

1939 – George Hamilton, American actor

Tonight and tomorrow night the Perseid meteor showers will peak....
The bright moon will probably take away a lot visible..... but.... watch if you can. Here is the info:
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


Each year, National Julienne Fries Day on August 12th everyone fries up skinny sliced potatoes for a delicious and crunchy treat.  
Cut into thin, uniform matchsticks, julienne fries tend to be crispier and are often called “shoestring fries.” It’s no surprise that this delicate and precise cut is a French favorite. Just look to the 1722 edition of Francois Massialot’s Le Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeoi for the oldest known written reference to the julienne cut.  
Although no one knows the origin of the julienne cut, Eneas Dallas in the book Kettner’s Book of the Table written in 1877, analyzes the origins of the julienne cut. One recipe interests him. It’s called Julienne Soup. The recipe calls for all the vegetables,(such as turnips, carrots, potatoes), to be cut into long strips or straws. Another recipe may share a clue. A woodsorrel soup recipe required two cuts to be made on each leaf. Not one or three, but two. By doing so would create a trefoil or a trinity, which would be significant to some Christian or superstitious cooks.  
According to Dallas, the people of Europe knew the woodsorrel by many names. In France, it was known as La petite oseille and surelle (among many others). In England it was called stubwort, sour trefoil, cuckoo’s meat. Another interesting name for the woodsorrel was Alleluia or Allelujah. By this name also it was found in Italy and Spain. The word would often become corrupted or manipulated. For example, the scientific name for woodsorrel is Conserva Lajulce. Dallas carries this point to Italy where the name becomes Juliola.
Dallas also suggests that when woodsorrel is cooked, the leaves cook away. The soup leaves only the twigs or the representative julienne cuts.
Despite all these possibilities, National Julienne Fries Day promotes noshing, not superstitions. However, sharing the origins may impress your friends.