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|I saw a dog on a motorcycle today. I just don't see how tomorrow can top that. @Ty_Schutz|
Cooler for us, which means 100F and overcast. Some annuals are hanging in there, like the petunias and daisies; but the alyssum and sweet peas are starting to get dried from the extreme heat.
Got bit by a wasp again today, just minding my own beeswax watering. At least it was on the finger and not some other place. We use ice right away after you get the stinger out, of course.
A guy walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm. He says, "I'll have a beer. And another one for the road.
A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "You can stay, but don't start anything."
A tomato walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender says, "I'm sorry, we don't serve food here."
This is one of our favorite side dishes. Moist and dark, with deep flavor, it can zest up a plain meal.
(1) tablespoon unsalted butter for greasing
(1 1/2) cups brown-bread flour*
(1) teaspoon baking soda
(1/2) teaspoon salt
(1/3) cup dark molasses
(1) cup milk
(1/2) cup dried currants or raisins
*A specialty of New England, brown-bread flour is a mixture of whole wheat, rye and cornmeal or johnnycake meal. It can be purchased already mixed or made by simply combining equal parts of wheat and rye flour and cornmeal.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a 1-quart pudding mold or 1-pound coffee can. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the molasses and milk. Fold in the currants.
On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1784 Russians settle Alaska
1848 The Oregon Territory was established by Congress
1917 China declares war on Germany
1935 FDR signs the Social Security Act
1941 Winston Churchill and FDR sign the Atlantic Charter which became the basis for the United Nations
1973 US bombing of Cambodia ceases
1996 Russian woman runner sets world record for the mile in 4 mins 12:56 secs
2003 Tree branch hits electric line causing blackouts to over 50 million people in the Northeastern United States
2012 Player, Manager and Broadcaster Johnny Pesky of the Red Sox dies at age 92 after a career in baseball that spanned 60 yrs