October 22nd is National Nut Day!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays


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

  1. Cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy and poison sumac and their itchy oil is contained almost entirely in the shell of the nut.
  2. Pistachios get their green color from the same pigment (chlorophyll) that lights up your spinach, kale and other fabulous plant based foods.
  3. Walnuts enjoy a distinction like no other — they are the only nut that has omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. A 2008 study found that almonds (and specifically the fat in almonds) may play a role in increasing healthy bacteria in the gut.
  5. Brazil nuts are high in selenium, a mineral that has been found to be effective in the fight against prostate cancer.


Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

Today’s Food History

  • 1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock was born. He developed a test to measure the fat content of milk, which which helped improve the…

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Short Story Sunday 183: Under

Rachel Poli

Short Story: "Under"

            “Are you going to come out yet?” Iris asked with a frustrated grunt. She leaned against the wall by her son’s bedroom door with her arms folded across her chest.

It was early in the morning and she was already dressed with her hair and teeth brushed. She had fed breakfast to both her and her son and her car was even already started warming up from the chilly frost on the late October morning. They were all set to go. Well, except for Russell.

“Hello?” Iris said when there was no answer. She rolled her eyes when her seven-year-old son ignored her again. “Russ, I know where you are.”

She still remained in the doorway, but stared directly at Russell’s bed. He had crawled underneath the frame and was hiding.

“Can you come out from under there, please?” she asked again exasperated.


Iris sighed.

It was her…

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Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Kathleen McCluskey @KathleenMcClus4 @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

Spreading the Writer's Word

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

by Kathleen McCluskey

Victor entered his home, removed his cloak then handed it to his maid. She handed him a large candelabra and he walked into his study. He glanced over to the grandfather clock and knew that the sun would soon rise. He drew the curtains and sat in a linen covered high backed chair. He felt anxious as his love would soon arrive.
Carolyn had long blonde hair and pale green eyes. She bewitched him with her charm. They were soon married and then Carolyn became ill. The consumption began with a slight cough. He used his medical prowess to try and heal her. He watched as she slowly drifted towards death. He fought the illness with every treatment he could muster. She lingered for months but ultimately succumbed and released her spirit.
The red velvet wall gave way to the…

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This Week’s Challenges: October 12 – 28 (OWPC, WW, JHC)

Tourmaline .

Wow this month has flown by! This is the last full week of the challenge!

Each Sunday, along with the challenges of the week, I’ll post that week’s daily Halloween themes here. You can respond daily or weekly, however you choose, just keep it spooky! Share an image, write a poem, make a collage, you choose how to creatively respond. Anything goes! See all the topics for this month here.

Here’s all last week’s participants!

Links coming shortly.

One Word Photo Challenge: Lens

If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!

Click here to see the full challenge details and future themes.

  • Lens – Oct…

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