California vintners in the Napa Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic. It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night.
The new wine will be marketed as PINO MORE
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
I just couldn’t help it.
ADMIN NOTE: However nice and fun these books are that have been suggested by aupairjobs, I think themost important story the kids need to hear is the one about Jesus and how/why he was born and what Christmas time is really all about..….Admin
Christmas is a magical time of year for both kids and adults alike. The kids are out of school, the holiday cheer keeps everyone in high spirits, and spending time together as a family is at the top of everyone’s priority list. One hallmark of the Christmas season is the wide variety of Christmas stories, both new and old, that you can tell your child. One way to really get into the Christmas spirit is to curl up by the fire with your kids, hot cocoa in hand, and read them one of these 10 popular Christmas stories:
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas –This story is actually a poem that was written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore. The poem was the first of its kind to describe Santa and his sleigh, and contributed largely to how people picture Santa today. Moore wrote this poem for his children, but it was later published in the newspaper and was so popular that it was reprinted year after year.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas – Dr.Seuss is at it again, this time with a rather surly furry green character who hates Christmas. The Grinch is sick of everyone being so cheerful at Christmastime that he decides he’s going to steal Christmas. However, the kindness shown to him by one little girl melts his heart, and he ends up giving everything back while learning the true meaning of Christmas.
A Christmas Carol – A classic story written by Charles Dickens, this Christmas tale talks about a crabby old man named Scrooge who is a penny-pinching, miserable man. He is estranged from his own family and treats his workers terribly. Scrooge is visited by three ghosts one night who show him what Christmas really means. The story ends when he wakes up on Christmas morning, just in time to make amends.
The Polar Express – ChrisVan Allsburg writes a story about a boy who isn’t quite……………..for the rest of the article go to:
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 tablespoon baking powder
•1 tablespoon granulated sugar
•1/2 teaspoon fine salt
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•3/4 cup whole milk
•1 cup baked, mashed sweet potato (about 1 medium potato)
•8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), frozen
•Heavy cream for brushing the tops.
Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside. In a separate large bowl, mix together milk and mashed sweet potato until evenly combined.
Grate frozen butter through the large holes of a box grater and toss with dry ingredients until butter is coated. Add milk mixture and mix lightly until dough forms a shaggy mass.
Turn out mixture onto a floured surface and knead just until it comes together. (The dough will not be smooth.)
Pat into a circle and use a floured rolling pin to roll dough to a thickness of about 3/4 inch. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, or glass, cut the dough into rounds. Gather leftover dough into a circle, reroll, and cut until you have 8 large biscuits.
Place biscuits on a baking sheet, brush tops with heavy cream, and bake until the bottoms are golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.