Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SHORTIE TIP – Tunnel Vision

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Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – Tunnel Vision

When researching your genealogy on computers, or over the Internet, be sure and use more than one website. We can sometimes get stuck using only one website because we have learned how to use and it’s become our favorite. But that can give you tunnel vision.

Explore other websites as well. They may have the same or similar databases. Oft times they will give you slightly different results. So be sure and check out other options. What one isn’t giving you, another just might.

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Juliette Low




March12
1496

The Jews are expelled from Syria.
1507

Cesare Borgia dies while fighting alongside his brother, the king of Navarre, in Spain.
1609

The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.
1664

New Jersey becomes a British colony.
1789

The United States Post Office is established.
1809

Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.
1863

President Jefferson Davis delivers his State of the Confederacy address.
1879

The British Zulu War begins.
1884

Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.
1894

Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
1903

The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.
1909

British Parliament increases naval appropriations for Great Britain.
1911

Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912

Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.
1917

Russian troops mutiny as the "February Revolution" begins.
1930

Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolize his defiance of British rule in India.
1933

President Paul von Hindenburg drops the flag of the German Republic and orders that the swastika and empire banner be flown side by side.
1933

President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.
1938

German troops enter Austria without firing a shot, forming the anschluss (union) of Austria and Germany.
1939

Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.
1944

Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.
1945

Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.
1959

The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii.
1984

Lebanese President Gemayel opens the second meeting in five years calling for the end to nine-years of war.
1985

The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.
1994

The Church of England ordains women priests.
Born on March 12
1554

Richard Hooker, English theologian (Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity).
1858

Adolph Simon Ochs, publisher of The New York Times.
1862

Jane Delano, nurse, teacher, founder of the Red Cross.
1890

Vasav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer.
1922

Jack Kerouac, American novelist (On the Road).
1928

Edward Albee, American dramatist (Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf).
1946

Patricia Hampl, poet and memoirist (A Romantic Education, Virgin Time).

Patricia Hampl


Bristol fashion


PRONUNCIATION:
(BRIS-tl FASH-uhn)

MEANING:
adjective: In good order.
ETYMOLOGY:
We know the term is coined after Bristol, England, but we are not so certain why. Some believe the term alludes to the prosperity of the city from its flourishing shipping business. Others claim that the term arose as a result of the very high tidal range of the port of Bristol: at low tides ships moored here would go aground and if everything on the ship was not stowed away properly, chaos would result. The term is often used to describe boats and typically used in the phrase "shipshape and Bristol fashion".
USAGE:
"Everything was shipshape and Bristol fashion, the parallel bars looked spruce, the leaves had been raked out of the swimming pool, there was not a drop of horse poo on the riding course."
Patsy Crawford; Olympic Gold is a Little Tarnished; Sunday Tasmanian (Australia); Jul 18, 2004.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. -Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008)



Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods



These are mini quiches made with puff pastry for the crusts. I've seen similar ones also called baked egg souffle before (like the Panera version, which I love!). [Editor – comments come from the website where we got the recipe.]

Mini Quiches, makes 3
puff pastry
3-4 eggs
1/4 cup half and half or cream
salt + pepper
1/4 cup cheese (I used parmesan)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Butter your baking dishes (I used large ramekins). Cut your puff pastry into large squares that will slightly hang over once placed in the baking dishes. Fill 2/3 full with the egg batter. Fold the edges in toward the center. Sprinkle on the cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the egg looks set. 
These will appear quite puffy as you remove them from the oven, but they will settle a little as they cool.

Mar 12th Mini Quiche



ENJOY!


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