It is said that Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the US around 1789
Here are today’s five thing to know about Pasta:
- The average American consumes 20 lbs. of pasta annually. This makes it the 6th highest food per capita in the country.
- As of March 2012, the average price an American pays for pasta is $1.45 per pound! This makes it one of the most affordable meals.
- 24% of the global consumption of pasta is by Americans – the largest of any country in the world. Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year.
- The United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation.
- Pasta made its way to the New World through the English, who discovered it while touring Italy. Colonists brought to America the English practice of cooking noodles at least one half hour, then smothering them…
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Source: Figurative Language in Poetry
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The assault on the castle was obviously planned carefully and yet who could have foreseen the enemy would assault them in the middle of winter?
Here are the prompt rules:
Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it.
Try to do it on Tuesday.
Include the hashtag #tuesdayuseitinasentence.
Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook (if you have a public site) and/or Pinterest and/or WordPress and/or any other social media site you belong to.
Participate as many times as you’d like. You can write a different sentence for each platform, but please keep it to one sentence per post.
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Source: Peanut And Lime Chicken Wings
In honor of Black Poetry Day, we’re more than pleased to share a few poems from Black poets on our list.
try to silence the loud. the overly proud. the preacher. the
shroud. the sprung and the plowed. try to leaven the low so
the children can grow but the neighbors won’t know, unbossed
but still bowed. try to open the hope with braids and with
rope and with water and soap try to truss out the truth. try to
piecemeal the peace stitch together some sleep and relax for the
reap for the road for the real stuff. try to sap out the stay and
partition the play it is better that way someone whispered once.
try to grow out the grout, groan when you should shout, you
know what it’s about, you know you know you know you know
you know you know but you don’t…
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