I am Thankful to be with you today ! The Hurricane Ida missed us completely here in Melville but many of my fellow Louisiana neighbors are with out power and shelter. This being combined with out breaks of COVID in Louisiana makes it a double trouble. Please keep everyone in your thought as we clean up again and those that are sent in to help.
Now on to Updates: Labor Day
Tuesday post will be going from Back to School help too homemade holidays for the coming seasons. We will be starting off with September : Labor Day, Back to School and National Sewing Month something I am passionate about. So today it’s Labor Day :
Labor Day : End of Summer
Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to American workers, and all of their many contributions and achievements through the years. Created by the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day honors the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, especially the eight-hour work day we have now
Why is it called Labor Day?
Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City.
Aunt Peg Fresh Corn Salas
It’s a must for our family holiday picnics and BBQ. And best with fresh corn from the family farm field of Sweet Corn.
5 ears of corn, shucked
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the corn for 3 minutes until the starchiness is just gone. Drain and immerse it in ice water to stop the cooking and to set the color. When the corn is cool, cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.
- Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.