Happy Wacky Wednesday ! Today it’s all about the unusual holidays of the day :
Common Sense Day !
Carnation Day :
Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly known as the carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 year
Carnations were mentioned in Greek literature 2,000 years ago. The term dianthus was coined by Greek botanist Theophrastus, and is derived from the Ancient Greek words for divine (“dios”) and flower (“anthos”). Some scholars believe that the name “carnation” comes from “coronation” or “corone” (flower garlands), as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns. Others think the name stems from the Latin “caro” (genitive “carnis”) (flesh), which refers to the original colour of the flower, or incarnatio (incarnation), which refers to the incarnation of God made flesh. The legend that explains the name is that Diana the Goddess came upon the shepherd boy and took a liking to him. But the boy, for some reason, turned her down. Diana ripped out his eyes and threw them to the ground where they sprouted into the dianthus flower.
Color Meaning :
Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared. … Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother’s undying love.
National Corn Chip Day !
Corn chips are a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop. Corn chips are thick, rigid and very crunchy. Corn chips have the strong aroma and flavor of roasted corn, and are often heavily seasoned with salt.
Make your own:
- 1 cup Cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 C boiling water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Turn dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a well oiled baking sheet.
- Spread dough out evenly and thinly across pan.You may scored the dough into chip shapes or leave it whole and break it up later.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Allow to cool on pan and break apart.