The Best Salad in the World

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I had it from a grocery store deli. The Best Salad in the World. Seriously, that’s what it was called – and I agree!

Best Salad in the World: Broccoli, bell pepper, red onion, cheese & salami sausage. It really IS excellent. The Best Salad in the World. A mixture of almost everything! Broccoli, Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Cheese & Salami. So good!!

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Red roof

Shari Blaukopf's Sketchbook

It’s been such a busy start to the school year that it’s hard to find time to sketch. One extra course has been added to my workload this term, and that means not only more teaching time but more preparation and extra grading time too. It leaves me frustrated because of course I like to do a daily sketch, but sometimes there are no more hours left in the day.

On Fridays I start a little later and this morning I was determined to find a bit of time to return to a house I spotted a few weeks ago on my way to school. It’s on a side street just a few blocks from the building where I work, and it looks nothing like the surrounding houses in the neighbourhood, which are mostly low-rise brick apartments buildings or two-storey duplexes. It’s situated next to a automobile repair shop, which…

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Preview: It (2017)

Wildfire Movies

IT stephen kingStarring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Leiberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton

Director: Andy Muschietti

Stephen King’s books are a perennial source of movie adaptations, but for every wonderful adaptation there are several lackluster or downright laughable ones. It was hard to know which way the new It was going to go and I felt a little apprehensive about them dividing the story into two films, as it felt like a potential cash in.

However, not only was I pleasantly surprised but the new It is one of the best horror films I’ve seen in recent years.

It, the title, refers to a creature that manifests itself as a clown called Pennywise that stalks drains and sewers of the idyllic town of Derry, in Maine, murdering and eating children. It’s the late 80’s and Pennywise takes Georgie, the younger…

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September 8th is National Date-Nut Bread Day!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Here are today’s five thing to know about Bread:

  1. It takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
  2. Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
  3. An average slice of packaged bread contains only 1 gram of fat and 75 to 80 calories.
  4. One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.
  5. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.

Today’s Food History

  • 1621 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, was born. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
  • 1636 The Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony established Harvard College (New College), the first college in the Americas.
  • 1930 Richard Drew invented Scotch tape.
  • 1966 The first episode…

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