Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A journalist who writes editorials.|
|Usage:||He grew so weary of armchair-general editorialists that he stopped reading the Op-Ed pages altogether and picked up a book on political theory|
Idiom of the Day
Completely fictional or utterly false; totally made up. A reference to tailors who would falsely advertise garments being "cut out of whole cloth," when in reality, they were pieced together from different cuts.
|Severus became emperor of Rome in 193 CE, also known as the "Year of the Five Emperors." In the months before he ascended the throne, two emperors were assassinated and a third—Didius Julianus—earned the position by buying it from the Praetorian Guard. With the empire in disarray, Severus marched on Rome, ousted Julianus, and was proclaimed emperor. He then built himself a strong army that would protect both him and his empire.|
|The world's most powerful X-ray is getting a major overhaul, courtesy of the Department of Energy. On Monday, construction began on adding a second X-ray laser beam to the already-powerful Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).|
1803 - A twin-screw propeller steamboat was patented by John Stevens.
1876 - The stenotype was patented by John C. Zachos.
1921 - The first live sports event on radio took place this day on KDKA Radio. The event was a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee.
1947 - Jackie Robinson became the first black player in major-league history. He played in an exhibition game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1961 - Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut in Greenwich Village. He opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City.
1985 - Scientists in Hawaii measured the distance between the earth and moon within one inch.
1986 - Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around the world in 150 days.
1988 - Cher won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck."
If You Were Born Today, April 11
You are fiercely protective of those you love, and you will rise to any challenge, quickly picking yourself up after a fall. You are hopeful and mostly optimistic, although you are subject to many mood swings, of which only those closest to you truly know about. You are generous with your time and quite helpful, but you also instinctively know when to draw the line, as you need time to and for yourself. Famous people born today: Tricia Helfer, Joss Stone, Ellen Goodman, Jennifer Esposito.
Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030–1079) was a Bishop of Kraków known chiefly for having been martyred by the King Bolesław II the Generous of Poland. One of the first native Polish bishops, Stanislaus came into conflict with King Bolesław several times. In one case, the bishop is said to have resurrected a dead man so that he could bear witness regarding a sale of land. Another conflict, whose cause is disputed, led to Stanislaus excommunicating the king. In response, Bolesław killed the bishop and then had his body cut into pieces.
A Natural Rush
Photograph by Victoria Komarevych, National Geographic
Victoria Komarevych shared this photo of Chamarel Falls as it cascades more than 300 feet into a lush gorge. The falls are located on Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Ecotourism is an expanding industry here, as the volcanic island features extraordinary landscapes and marine life.
RUFFLE FRONT CARDIGAN
Homemade Walnut Butter
Rich and creamy homemade walnut butter is a great addition to any healthy kitchen. Walnuts are packed with good fats that reduce inflammation and oxidation; they contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA - which is an omega-3 fatty acid) and phenols (which may decrease your risk of developing cancer); they have essential vitamins...and they taste amazing! I could certainly add to the list of benefits that walnuts possess, however, it might take all day! Let's get to making walnut butter!
Step 1: Grind Walnuts
How to Make Homemade Walnut Butter
In order to make walnut butter you will need walnuts and a food processor! It's that simple!
This is so easy that there isn't really a recipe, just instructions!
- Place walnuts (English halves and pieces) in the food processor and start to grind. Two cups of walnuts will yield approximately 1 cup of walnut butter (maybe a little less).
- Scrape down the sides as necessary with a rubber spatula.
- Walnuts will look crumbly at first but will eventually start to release their oils which will turn the walnuts into a thick and creamy spreadable butter. It will take 5ish minutes.
- Store in an airtight container or a mason jar. Refrigeration isn't necessary.
- Serve on toast, apple slices or pancakes!!
***If you find the texture not to be creamy enough you can add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil. If you like your nut butters sweeter you could add 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup in with the walnuts. Try it without anything first to see how you like it!
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
Get that fresh laundry smell in every room.
Forgo pricey air fresheners by securing dryer sheets to the back of your A/C vents with tape or by tucking the edges beneath the diffuser. Let the air flow move the scent through your home.