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Saturday, January 23, 2021

National Pie Day.... Who made the first Pie

 The ancient Egyptians were first to create the pie. Early Romans used the practice of pie making and Greeks caught on as well. The pie caught on so much that the Oxford English Dictionary reports that the word pie was a popular word in the 14th century. The first pie recipe published was by a Roman and was a recipe for rye crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Perhaps by the sound of the recipe you have gathered that most of the early pies were ones made with meat. 

During the twelfth century pies began to appear around England. These pies often featured more crust than filling. Tarts or fruit pies were first made in the 1500s and the first cherry pie has been credited to the chef Queen Elizabeth I herself. Pie became such an acceptable dish to place on the table that the first English settlers to America brought the recipe to pie with them. However, like the Romans the crust was not very edible but did a good job holding the filling as it baked. 

Since those early days pie has came along way and is now often considered the "most traditional American dessert" 

Check out these other great pie recipes

sugar free apple pie

strawberry rhubarb pie

cherry pie (my daddys favorite)

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Friday, January 22, 2021

The Confederate Flag

Did you know that the confederate flag was not the original flag of the southern states that succeeded?? The flag the bars and stars was the first flag that was accepted by the 7 early states that left the union. 

This flag was used first on March 5, 1861 but it was hard to distinguish between the American flag and the new flag. During the Battle of Bull Run, the first battle of the Civil War, the Stars and Bars Flag of the 7 states was hard to distinguish from the Union Stars and Stripes. Thus making it difficult to distinguish between the Union Stars and Stripes and the Southern Bars and Stars.  

After the battle the Confederate commanders demanded a new flag. In November 1861 they were granted and the first flags were issued. It seemed in fact there were many battle flag patterns representing the area they were from but the one flag most accepted was the "Southern Cross" 

After the war much had changed but the Confederate Battle Flag would continue to remain one of the most recognizable symbol of the Confederate States of America. It was not until the end of the 1900s that groups in the south challenged the practice of flying the Confederate Battle Flag on public buildings. To many the flag recalled thoughts of Southern heritage the way things used to be and the sacrifices of those that did not want to see a lifestyle change and went to battle. However, those against the flag thought that it stood for resemblance of racism and slavery and fought to have it removed.

The confederate flag has been used many times in many different ways The white supremacy adopted the flag as its own placing a dark light on the flag. During the 1960s and 1970s the landscape was dotted with confederate flags as well as street names and statues to resemble the past as well. This would all change in time as a political war of power would begin.  Thus placing a stigmatism on the confederate flag that would see controversies at the local, state and national levels. 

The battle to reduce the flag's profile on public property was waged. The truth is the confederate battle flag did not fade into history in 1865 but rather was kept alive and took on new uses and new meanings and continues to be part of the ever changing history of the United States While some see a historical and symbol of pride in the flag others see hate. 

Perhaps you would consider me a rebel. I am not sure but the Confederate flag will never stand as tall as the American flag or the Christian flag but still I have some pride and empathy for it. i do not come from a southern state but since a teen age girl I have lived just miles away from the border line of Kentucky and have learned much history thru the stories that have been passed down. Many use the flag in the wrong way and that I am ashamed of but I still love the dixie flag. 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Color of Purple


If you paid any attention on todays inaguration then you may have noticed the color purple. In fact not only this year but in past inagurations purple has been a primary color. One may think that this makes sense since the president is to help bring the democrats and republicans together so the colors of blue and red mixing to make purple signifies mixing the politics of the country together. Thus hopefully making the United States Great again.

Other colors such as white and gold are great colors of symbolism as well. White is the emblem of purity, gold is the color of light and life the same color as Mrs. Libertys torch leading our lives with purpose, pure and unswerving. Purple also stands for the act of suffragette. Thus making sense that Harris, the new vice president who wore black to her victory speech when Biden-Harris won the  election would wear purple another great suffragette color to the swearing in. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Popular Microwave Treat Recalled by FDA


The FDA has issued a recall of Pepperoni Hot Pockets. The recall occurs after Nestle was sent four complaints from individuals who had found "extraneous material" inside. The recall has been labeled as a "class I" or a health hazzard situation that has the reasonable probability of causing serious, adverse health cosequences or death. 

The Hot Pockets covered by the recall are only the "premium pepperoni pizza" variety, which come in a 12-pack in a 54 oz. carton. The boxes in question have a Feb. 2022 expiration date and lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614 printed on the carton. They also include establishment number "EST. 7721A" inside the USDA mark of inspection toward the bottom of the front of the box

The FDA has advised if you have this product to throw it away. 

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