COOKING MADE EASY: 9

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COOKING MADE EASY: 9



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

COOKING MADE EASY: 8

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COOKING MADE EASY: 8



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

COOKING MADE EASY: 7

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COOKING MADE EASY: 7



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

Thomas Jefferson’s 277th Birthday

While in our quarantine mode, Monticello has been releasing several videos.

Below the video is a reading guide to assist you in your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy!



Your Reading Guide ….

If you read the questions BEFORE VIEWING, you will be more attune with the happenings.

  1. Thomas Jefferson has TWO birthdays. How could this be?
  2. The United States of America became to first nation founded on ________________; not on ________________, or ________________, or __________________.
  3. How many days did Thomas Jefferson work on writing The Declaration of Independence?
  4. Did the Continental Congress accept the Declaration that way that it was originally written?
  5. “I cannot live without _______.” Thomas Jefferson
  6. What happened to Thomas Jefferson’s first library collection? His second library collection?
  7. What was the difference between the ancient authors that Jefferson held in esteem and the modern ones?
  8. What are the most important subjects a student should master in school, (according to Thomas Jefferson) and why?
  9. What ‘military branch’ did Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson create together?
  10. What military college did Jefferson create?

Bonus: What did you think of the explanation that Thomas Jefferson gave about his view on slavery?



Written for Jefferson and Monticello.

COOKING MADE EASY: 6

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COOKING MADE EASY: 6



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)


FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

Woodrow Wilson and the Prohibition Movement

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Woodrow Wilson

and the

Prohibition Movement



Prohibition was a hot topic during the life of Woodrow Wilson and it effected all those who ran for office.

Many office seekers were purely anti-alcohol. Some wanted to limit its consumption. Some wanted to close saloons. Some wanted all users of alcohol to be attested and jailed.

The Anti-prohibition movements had the same range of of views.

The most successful national politicians, explained that they saw this hot topic as a states issue, and stayed of of the brouhaha all together.

Wilson was this brand of politician.

His personal views sat-the-fence. He believed in moderate consumption of alcohol.

 

Sometimes the prohibition posters were political in nature …

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Sometimes, the posters appealed to family values.

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Written for The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Tours.

COOKING MADE EASY: 5

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COOKING MADE EASY: 5



While stumbling through Google the other day, I fell upon these videos.

I am NOT a connoisseur-type chef. My specialties are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Deli meats, and microwavables.

I do have a crock pot, and I have a few recipes that I have been successful at preparing.

The Simplified Saver Cooking Blog looked not only easy to do, but they looked very tasty.



Here’s the catch… I hate eating things when I don’t know ahead of time what they taste like. (Yes, I’m a baby. … I’ve heard it all before. … Water off a duck’s back.)

If, during quarantine, any one you have the ingredients available, and are so inclined, to test out a few of these delicious-looking treats, drop me a line.

I don’t think that I will attempt any of them until after quarantine.

New foods to me, stressful you see. (You thought I was a baby. … Really, I’m like a wise, but ever-compassionate Yoda.)

FYI: I’ll probably drop one of these each week, just seeking a helpful connoisseur.)



Written for On Line Exploring and Cooking.

PHOTOGRAPHY: THE FLASH

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PHOTOGRAPHY

THE FLASH AND THE FILTER



The tools OUTSIDE of your camera are the FLASH and the FILTER.

Some common sense statements …

  • If your photograph seems too dark- Use a FLASH.
    • Of course, you will likely use the flash when your surroundings are losing light, but …
      • You might use FLASH to overpower the sun when you want to take a photograph of an object/ person with the sun in the background (behind your object).


If your photograph is too bright- Use a FILTER.

  • ND (Neutral Density) filters are usually used for long exposures- like is you want to capture the moving water of a stream or the cascading water from a waterfall.


I hope they help. (I think I am VERY CONFUSED with this information so far, but I have only viewed the videos once.)



Written for Photography and On-Line Tours.

 

Woodrow Wilson and Golf

Woodrow Wilson played 1200 rounds of golf during his presidency. Even though he was President Wilson for eight years, most of those rounds of golf were not during the last two years of his presidency.

Presidnet Wilson also did not play on Sundays.


Let’s Have Some Fun with Figures… 

President Wilson played over 1200 rounds of golf during his presidency.

With 365 days in a year, and President Wilson mot playing golf on Sundays, that leaves 313 days a year to possibly play golf.

During the last two years, President Wilson was overseas, or campaigning for the League of Nations.

313 days a year times 6 years means that there were 1878 days to play golf.

When President Wilson’s first wife died, he did not play golf for around three months.

1878 days to play golf minus 90 days of mourning leaves 1788 days to play golf.

Checking the snowfall in Washington D.C. during President Wilson’s presidency accounts for 129 inches of snow. Allowing three days of missed play for each inch of snow that means President Wilson likely missed 387 more days of playing golf.

1788 days to play golf minus 387 snow days leaves President Wilson with 1401 days to possibly play golf.

Estimating that on the months that there was no recorded snowfall, it might have rained at least two of those days, we must subtract 70 days.

1401 days to play golf minus 70 rain days leaves 1330 days to play golf.

Of the 1330 days President Wilson had available to play golf if the weather allowed and he was near a golf course, President Wilson likely missed 100 days of playing golf in six years.

As you can tell, the man truly loved his game of golf.


Fun Fact: The United Staes was at war for over 500 of those golfing days. I wonder what our press corp would say?

  • President George W. Bush golfed a total of 24 rounds.
  • President Barack H. Obama golfed a total of 333 rounds.
  • President Donald Trump has golfed 136 rounds to date.

(According to Presidential Golf Tracker.) There are other sites that count the days at a golf course which is different than the rounds of golf. Except for one outlier, the results are very similar.

Another Fun Fact:citation on one presidental golfing site- “Congratulations to President Obama on his 100th round of golf in less than four years in office! Below are just a few of the stunning and exclusive golf courses Obama has played at during his presidency. —– ”



Written for The Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Tours.

 

The Camouflage Trees of World War One

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The Camouflage Trees of World War One

If this were a trivia question … Did the armies fighting in World War One built fake trees in their factories, ship them to the war front, and assemble them as lookout points? … I would have said “Yes” because the idea was so stupid that it must have happened.

FACT: Both the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire) and the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States) manufactured, transported, and assembled ‘fake’ trees in the fighting zones of World War One.



Written for Touring the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace.