1. Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.”
The Native Americans planted corn, beans and squash together so that they would benefit each other.
- The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb.
- The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that other plants can utilize
- The squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds
- The prickly squash leaves also keep away raccoons, which don’t like to step on them.
2. Qatar is the only country that begins with a Band Iraq is the only country that ends with a q.
3. The letter Q, W and X was illegal in Turkey for 85 years
Romanisation, it was argued, would help standardise Turkish spelling, improve literacy, and allow for cheaper and more convenient printing (the Arabic script required more than 400 pieces of type).
4. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam. Speaking of Hoover Dam there is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a road across the US from Coast to Coast.
5. In 2007 210,000 Americans were injured b lawnmowers. The lawn mower is the most dangerous item in the garden and the second is the flower-pot. Who knew. Oh on the subject as I know it’s a piece of useless information but Edwin Beard Budding who invented the lawn mower tested his invention at night so no one would think he was mad. Budding’s mower was designed primarily to cut the grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens, as a superior alternative to the scythe, and was granted a British patent on August 31, 1830. Source
Now using a petrol driven Lawn mower for one hour produces as much air pollution as a 100 mile car trip. Source
This looks delicious. You could say oh my goodness all that butter. Hang on don’t we spread the corn cobbs with heaps of butter, pepper and salt. Oh yes we do, so why not cook it this way.
This recipe is from one of my readers and it is worth checking out her website as she has some pretty amazing recipes .
Happy cooking and eating ❤
1 can corn, drained
1/2 stick butter, (4 Tbl)
1 Tbl sugar, optional
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
In a small saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter.
Add all of the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid is absorbed.
Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.
1. When women gossip, their levels of the ‘Love Hormone’ oxytocin go up. This is according to researchers from the University of Pavia in Italy. This makes the gossipers feel closer to each other regardless of their mood or personality type. Another way of getting the Oxytocin shot is by giving your friend a hug. Now that is more positive I am thinking.
2. Garlic repairs glass cracks? yep amazing. If you have a glass with a hairline crack, try cutting a garlic clove in half and gently rubbing it against the cracks. The high concentration of sucrose compounds will act as an adhesive.
3. Most of us thought there was only 7 continents. Apparently not. Geologists are now arguing there is an 8th. ‘Zealandia’ consists of NZ and Caledonia. It could be known as the smallest continent of all. It is not official as yet but will be when enough scientists get on board.
4. A few times each year, thousands of fish meet up to for one giant ‘tuna tornado’ because they do most of their breeding outside their bodies. The tuna gather themselves into a living tornado of reproduction, which acts as a moving wall that encircles a protected space where they can release a large volume of egg and sperm all at once .
5. Some farmers feed their cows Skittles. The reason being candy, chocolate, cereal or molasses is a cheap substitute for corn. The sugar reportedly helps cows with digestion,, increase milk production and fattens up the beef cattle. Mars, inc sells their unused skittles to companies that melt them down and add them to livestock feed which is cheaper to buy than corn as corn at times is to high a price to be economical.
Two of my favorite things
What You Need:
3 medium sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into fries
1/4 cup corn starch
Desired spices (salt, curry powder, dried herbs)
What You Do:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add cut potatoes and corn flour to a large freezer bag, Shake enough to coat the fries evenly with corn starch.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, place fries onto prepared baking tray in a single layer.
- Sprinkle fries evenly with your desired spices.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes until they are soft to the touch. You may want to flip the fries halfway through cooking time.
- Allow to cool slightly before enjoying plain or with your favorite dipping sauce!
1. One number of the flight code was changed by a Brazilian airline after a psychic said an aircraft using that code would crash. A little Superstitious I would say.
2. Now this does not surprise me. There is a 10% rise in demand in the US for nose jobs created by selfie phenomenon, as patients go in search of the picture perfect look
3. Now this is a piece of useless information. 17 is the number of perfumes released by Paris Hilton. Told ya. Your saying “Who Cares”
4. 25.5 is the number of acres in the world’s biggest corn maze that is to be downsized after too many people had to call police after getting lost.
5. Common to certain dogs, cattle and rabbits they have what they call a ‘dewlap’ which is a longitudinal flap of neck skin. Oh I think I have one too.
Grilled bacon corn on the cob
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Sprinkle each ear of corn with cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, and wrap each ear with 2 slices of bacon, covering the ear as completely as possible. (a big ear might need 3 pieces of bacon.) wrap the ears in aluminum foil, twisting the ends tightly to seal.
Place the wrapped corn on the preheated grill, and grill on high heat until the corn is hot, about 10 minutes per side. Turn the heat to low, and grill the corn until the bacon is cooked and the corn is tender, about 45 minutes.