Light Up the Sky : Fireworks

Light Up the Sky : Fireworks

Happy Tuesday ! The last Tuesday of June and today post is Fireworks - history, symbolizes and safety. So Enjoy and Be Safe ! Lisa Many historians believe that fireworks originally were developed in the second century B.C. in ancient Liuyang, China. It is believed that the first natural "firecrackers" were bamboo stalks that when [...]

Lisa Food Blog : Banana Split

Lisa Food Blog : Banana Split

History of Banana Splits : "We've got clear evidence that William Strickler invented the banana split right here in the Tassell Pharmacy at 805 Ligonier St. when he was a 23-year-old clerk, “He had this genius to create this banana split sundae,” Turback said. It was culinary opulence: Chocolate syrup oozing down a scoop of chocolate ice cream, [...]

Kawanzaa

African American holiday celebrating Life from Dec26 to January 1st. Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means "first" and signifies the first fruits of the harvest.https://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/ These are the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja. Umoja means unity in Swahili. ...Kujichagulia. Or self-determination. ...Ujima. Translated as "collective work and responsibility," ujima refers to uplifting your community. ...Ujamaa. Cooperative economics. ...Nia. Nia means purpose. ...Kuumba. ...Imani. Da 1 [...]

Peach Blossom Tea

Peach Blossom Tea

Today is National Peach Blossom Day ! Let's celebrate with a cup of tea : Peach Blossom tea is a traditional Korean tea made from the dried peach flowers.It is believed that dohwa-cha helps treating constipation and calculus. Tasting notes: A deliciously fruity blend of white tea and peach with smooth vanilla notes. Peach blossom tea, just as its name implies, is the peach blossom [...]

World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day

Nutella (/nutɛlə/; Italian pronunciation: [nuˈtɛlla]) is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread. Nutella is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero and was first introduced in 1964, although its first iteration dates to 1963. Homemade Nutella : 1 cup hazelnuts12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil, such as canola3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon salt First you need [...]

Oatmeal Muffin recipe

Oatmeal Muffin recipe

Celebrate Oatmeal Muffin day with this recipe ! 1 cup milk1 cup quick cooking oats1 egg1/4 c vegetable oil1 c flour1/4 c sugar2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.In a small bowl, combine milk and oats; let soak [...]