Good 47º cloudy foggy morning.
Yesterday the dark clouds moved in and it rained, then the wind came up and the clouds got white and fluffy and blue sky came through. Then the dark clouds came back and more rain. All day it did this. Brian even said they had hail over in Grants Pass. We topped at 74º.
Picture of the Day .... Hmmmmmmmm, that would be me!
Interesting about carrots..........
For centuries, almost all carrots were yellow, white or purple. But in the 17th century, most of those crunchy vegetables turned orange. Why? It may have to do with Dutch politics.In the 17th century, Dutch growers cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange – who led the the struggle for Dutch independence – and the color stuck. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history was wiped out in a generation. Although some scholars doubt if orange carrots even existed prior to the 16th century, they now form the basis of most commercial cultivators around the world. Presumably crosses between Eastern (purple), Western (white, red) and perhaps wild carrots led to the formation of the orange rooted carrot subspecies.Whatever the origins, the Long Orange Dutch carrot, first described in writing in 1721, is the forebear of the orange Horn carrot varieties so abundant nowadays. All our modern, western carrots ultimately descend from these varieties.
From Mr. Food
So many people think it's hard to make authentic-tasting Asian dishes at home. Well, not with this easy recipe! This Asian Pepper Steak is gonna become the regular steak dinner at your house!
- 1/2 cup ready-to-use beef broth
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 to 1-1/2 pounds beef top or bottom round steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
- 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips (see Options)
- 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 3 scallions (green onions), sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Historically this date.....
1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
1980 – 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington,United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage
And births this date include...
1912 – Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player
1952 – George Strait, American country musician
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.