Celebrate February with some favorite presidential foods

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  A gift of Presidents’ Day flowers has become a tradition in the past 30 years in the Detwiler family. That’s right, I do not receive any flowers on Valentine’s Day. The fact is, we are a very political family and Paul believes that President’s day is the only February holiday worth celebrating. He probably just forgets and Valentine’s Day sneaks up on him. He then can take advantage of post Valentines’ Day sales and discounts. Needless to say, President’s Day is a day when we should celebrate the guys who have sacrificed time and taken ridicule for a very unappreciated job ruling this great country.In 1796, Americans began celebrating Washington’s birthday and by 1879 it became an official holiday. Many states and began celebrating Lincoln’s birthday post assassination in 1865, although it never became a federal holiday. Congress passed the Monday holiday act in 1968, where Federal holidays would be on Mondays, giving federal employees three-day weekends. Thank you, Congress, I love three-day weekends! President Richard Nixon issued an executive order on February 11, 1971 creating a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. Both great presidents Lincoln and Washington share close birthdays in February. To this day, the holiday legally remains as Washington’s birthday, although it has commonly become known as President’s Day.Inquiring minds always want to know personal details about presidents and I am no different. It’s fascinating to me to learn their favorite foods. The first of the George presidents, Washington, loved simple meals and foods featuring fruits, nuts and fish. Most think of cherry pie when we think of Washington’s favorites. Although he loved cherries, in America’s early years, cherries were not found in pies and cakes but as wine, preserves and tarts. Lincoln, the second most beloved president is known for a hearty appetite but no real favorites. The history of his state dinners show gourmet food for the era was served. Lincoln was known to eat only to fuel his body, so distracted by the job to care much what was in front of him. He was known to be fond of apples, bacon and coffee. No wonder he was so thin!As far as more recent presidents, last November after the election I found a great video with Martha Stewart and the future 45th President of the U.S. and his first lady making meatloaf. That’s right, meatloaf and meatloaf sandwiches are one of our new president’s favorite foods. Nancy Ellison states in her “One for the Table” article, that President Trump’s Scottish born mother, Mary MacLeod Trump fixed Meat Loaf for him as a child. “I loved my mother and I loved her cooking!” he said.Jimmy Carter’s southern roots came out in his favorites, often munching on peanuts and dining on grits with cheese for breakfast. Guests anticipated feasting on grits with cheese when they dined at the White House. Grilled Cheese sandwiches were favorites of George W. as well as Teddy Roosevelt. I can see the past presidents spending late nights in the oval office snacking on their favorites…George W. pretzels, daddy Bush on pork rinds and Obama with his love of all things Planters.Paul and I are on a bucket list journey to visit all the presidential libraries. These libraries are fascinating places. They show a side of the presidents that are not often shown in the media. Nixon and Reagan have been our most recent visits. The Nixon family’s favorites included California fruits, salads, cottage cheese and meatloaf! He became known for cottage cheese topped with Ketchup. Reagan is most known for his love of jellybeans. Reagan, as governor of California in 1966, started eating Goelitz Jelly Beans when he successfully gave up pipe smoking. Goelitz mini jellybeans later became Jelly Belly jelly beans. His favorite flavor was licorice. Three and a half tons of red (very cherry), white (coconut) and blue (blueberry) Jelly Belly jellybeans were shipped to DC for his inaugural festivities. Later official jellybean boxes complete with the presidential seal were created and given to White House guests over the Reagan’s eight years.These are just a few of the President’s favorites that I’ve discovered. Feb. 20 will mark 2017 President’s Day. Why not make a new tradition of featuring some of these past leaders’ favorites in your holiday meal? Celebrate the bounty of America’s food system and check out foodtimeline.org/presidents for more great menu ideas.Eat Well and Healthy!Shelly President Trump’s Mother’s Meatloaf www.oneforthetable.com  2 lbs. fresh ground beef 1 Spanish onion (fine dice) 1 Red bell pepper (fine dice) 1 Green bell pepper (fine dice) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 large beefsteak tomato diced fine (remove seeds) 2 extra-large fresh eggs 2/3 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs ¼ cup chopped parsley 2/3 cup of tomato puree 1/2 tablespoon of salt and pepper  In a large sauce pan slowly cook peppers, onion, garlic and tomato until the onions turn translucent and let cool.In a large mixing bowl add ground beef, cooked cool vegetables, eggs, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well. Remove the mixture from bowl and place in a 14”x 9” x 2” ceramic baking dish and form into a loaf.Top loaf with tomato puree and bake in a 350° oven for 45-55 minutes or until brown and firm. Let the loaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. Washington’s Preserved Cherries www.americantable.org“To Preserue Cheries” from Martha Washington’s Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats (1749), Transcribed by Karen Hess, New York: Columbia University Press (1996)Take 2 pound of faire cherries & clip of the stalks in ye midst. then wash them clean, but bruise them not. then take 2 pound of double refined sugar, & set it over ye fire with a quart of faire water in ye broadest preserving pan or silver basen as you can get. Let it seeth till it be some what thick, yn put in yr cherries, & let them boyle. keepe allwayes scumming & turning them gently with a silver spoon till they be enough. when they are cold, you may glass them up & keep them all the year. ADAPTATION:2 lbs. of fresh cherries, stemmed 2 lbs. sugar (4 cups) 1-quart water (4 cups) Wash cherries, and pit them if desired. In a large saucepan or pot, make a syrup by adding sugar to boiling water. When sugar is completely dissolved, add cherries to the pot and return to a boil. Using a metal spoon, stir occasionally and remove as much foam that appears as possible. When cherries are soft and liquid has been reduced by about half, remove from heat and let cool. Carter’s Baked Grits with Cheese The White House Family Cookbook by Henry Haller 4 cups chicken bouillon 1 cup enriched white hominy 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 2 cups grated sharp cheddar 4 eggs yolk 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold milk 4 egg whites, at room temperature  Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease inside of a 2-quart casserole dish. Bring bouillon to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan; add grits gradually, stirring with a wire whisk. Reduce heat and continue cooking, stirring vigorously, until mixture thickens. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add Worcestershire sauce, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, stirring until well-balanced.In a small bowl, blend egg yolks with 1/2 cup of milk. Pour into grits and mix thoroughly; add more milk if necessary, thinning to the consistency of cream of wheat. In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into grits. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake on middle of shelf of preheated oven for 30 minutes or until fluffy and brown. Serve at once and enjoy!  President Ford’s Favorite Red Cabbage fordlibrarymuseum.gov/libraryFrom the Ann Arbor News, 12/15/1976 3-pound red cabbage 3 table spoons of butter 1 tablespoon sugar ½ cup of vinegar ½ cup currant jelly 1 teaspoon slat Remove outer leaves and core of cabbage, wash and drain, slice very fine. Melt butter in a deep skillet add the cabbage, sugar and vinegar, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until tender, stir frequently. Add jelly and salt, blend. Cool for 10 minutes. Serve with Mrs. Fords Sunday Roast with turnips, carrots and potatoes.last_img read more

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Google Introduces Google TV

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google showcased Google TV this morning at its Google I/O developer conference, entering what’s been a growing arena since this year’s Consumer Electronics Show last January. The most obvious feature brought to television by the company that wants to organize all the world’s information is search, but that’s far from where Google’s innovation to bringing the Web to the TV ends – it’s just the beginning.Google TV will be offered as an Internet and wifi enabled box that can connect to a television using an HDMI connection. It will have a keyboard and a “pointing device”, though no more specific information on the hardware was offered.Much of this morning’s demo consisted of showing off the search feature and how users will be able to browse the Web using their television. Searching on Google TV allows users to find content both on the Web and on the TV. From there, they can view web content, view TV content or even set their DVR to record TV shows that air at a later time. The demo got interesting when the presenters started showing off some of the integration with smartphones and the Android marketplace. Not only can Google TV be controlled using a smartphone and speech recognition, but the Google TV hardware will be able to run any Android app in the market place that doesn’t require phone-specific hardware to operate. So Pandora, Twitter, Facebook – anything that’s an app for Android – will be available in a simplified form for the television.Google also previewed a number of integrations and partnerships, such as with the NBA or Netflix. These integrations optimized Web content for the television experience by connecting online schedules with DVR programming in the case of NBA.com or by allowing users to peruse suggested content according to previous Netflix viewings. As Google notes in its blog about Google TV, much of what it showed today is just the tip of the iceberg, as the company is opening up Google TV to developers with an upcoming SDK and API release. We think this is likely where Google TV will be most exciting – the creations of developers using Google developer tools. Instead of having a more closed system, Google’s use of developer tools and integration of the Android market place is going to make Google TV the real rebirth of Web TV. Google is working together with Sony and Logitech to bring Google TV to televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes, and you should expect to see it in Best Buy stores by next fall. mike melansoncenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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LIVE World Cup 2014: FULL-TIME Colombia 4-1 Japan; Group leaders Colombia win with Martinez brace

first_imgColombia forward Jackson Martinez celebrates his goal with midfielder James Rodriguez. (AP Photo) Substitute James Rodriguez scored a brilliant goal and set up two more for Jackson Martinez as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to confirm top spot in Group C and eliminate the Asian champions from the World Cup. Already assured of advancing, Colombia guaranteed first place with its third straight win, setting up a second-round match against Uruguay. The Colombians started with a virtual second-string lineup but still went in front when Juan Cuadrado – one of the few regular starters – drilled in a 17th-minute penalty. Japan equalized with the last touch of the first half through Shinji Okazaki’s header but Martinez scored in the 55th and 82nd minutes – both from superb passes from Rodriguez – to put the result beyond doubt.  Colombia’s Jackson Martinez shoots to score his team’s second goal. (AP Photo)  This is the live coverage of the Group C World Cup match between Japan and Colombia, being held at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil. Goal at 82′! Colombia score their third as Martinez score his second with a brilliant shot. Colombia 3-1 Japan Jackson Martinez scores on Rodriguez’ assist to give the Colombia the lead again.  Japan’s Shinji Okazaki heads the ball to score. (AP Photo)  Half-Time Report: Shinji Okazaki gave Japan hope of advancing at the World Cup with an injury-time equalizer to get his team level at 1-1 with Colombia at halftime in their Group C match. Already assured of advancing, Colombia was heading for a third straight victory after Juan Cuadrado drilled his 17th-minute spot kick down the middle following Yasuyuki Konno’s trip on Adrian Ramos.advertisement Japan needed a win to stand any chance of overhauling second-place Ivory Coast but was let down by its finishing after good build-up play, until Okazaki’s close-range header in the last seconds of the half. Colombian players react after Juan Cuadrado, third from right, scored the opening goal from the penalty spot. (AP Photo) Japan equalises! Shinji Okazaki levels the game right before half-time;  Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado scores the opening goal from the penalty spot at 17′. (AP Photo) Juan Cuadrado steps up to take a penalty for a foul on Mejia and hits at the centre of goal. Colombia lead at 17′.Japanese supporters at the start of the match. (AP Photo) Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa has been recalled for his team’s must-win Group C match against already-qualified Colombia at the World Cup 2014. In the Asian champions’ only other change, Toshihiro Aoyama replaces fellow midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi. Yuya Osako drops out for Kagawa, who started on the bench in Japan’s 0-0 draw against Greece last time out. Colombia, which has won both of its games so far to secure a top-two finish, makes eight changes with goalkeeper David Ospina, Pablo Armero and Juan Cuadrado the only players retained. Japan needs a victory in Cuiaba to stand any chance of overhauling Ivory Coast, which is two points ahead in second place and plays Greece simultaneously. Team Lineups: Japan: Eiji Kawashima, Atsuto Uchida, Yuto Nagamoto, Maya Yoshida, Yasuyuki Konno; Toshihiro Aoyama, Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa; Shinji Okazaki, Yoshito Okubo. Colombia: David Ospina, Santiago Arias, Carlos Valdes, Eder Balanta, Pablo Armero, Fredy Guarin, Alex Mejia, Adrian Ramos, Juan Quinetro, Juan Cuadrado, Jackson Martinez.last_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ashley Argota Adopt Your New Best Friend

first_imgAshley Argota has a special costar in her new campaign for peta2, PETA’s youth division: her beloved rescued dog, Annie, who appears with a beaming Ashley in a new poster above the words “Adopt Your New Best Friend.”Ashley Argota PETA PSAThe True Jackson, VP and Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures star’s ad goes on to stress the importance of always adopting dogs and cats from animal shelters and never buying them from pet stores or breeders.“Annie became a member of my family when I was 13. I really, really wanted a dog,” she says. “I told my mom — I was like, ‘I don’t want a party. I don’t need to hang out with my friends. I just really want to adopt a dog.’”Although every moment with Annie has been rewarding — as Ashley says, “No matter what, at the end of the day I know that I’m gonna go home and she’s just gonna show me so much love”—Ashley reminds her young fans that taking care of a dog is a big responsibility. “You have to take them to the vet. You have to get them groomed, feed them, give them water — it’s a lot of work. Just make sure that when you get a dog, that you’re ready for the responsibility.”Not all homeless animals are as lucky as Annie was: Every year in the U.S., 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters, and more than half of them must be euthanized because there are not enough good homes for them. Every dog or cat purchased from a pet store or breeder takes away a home from an adoptable animal—meaning that one more animal in a shelter will die.Ashley joins a long list of celebrities — including Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz, Sierra McCormick, Boo Boo Stewart, Daniella Monet, Ke$ha, Pink, and Cody Simpson — who have teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.Source:PETAlast_img read more

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Weinstein Co overwhelmed by backlash may be up for sale

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale.The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the company responsible for producing films such as “Django Unchained,” ”The Hateful Eight” and “Lion.”Colony Capital, the private-equity arm of Colony NorthStar, was founded by Thomas Barrack, a close adviser to President Donald Trump. Barrack chaired Trump’s presidential inaugural committee.Harvey Weinstein was fired last week by the film production company he helped create. The allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein span decades and include many of the film industry’s leading actresses.The backlash has been severe as more women go public with their interactions with Weinstein.Law enforcement in the U.S. and Europe are taking a new look at past allegations.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revoked his membership, as has the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.“This has got to be a fire sale,” said Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of crisis-management firm Levick International. He added that while he doesn’t think anyone would be interested in buying the Weinstein name, they might be interested in “buying the pieces.”Amazon Studios, the growing film arm of Amazon, cut ties with the Weinstein company last week. Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and director David O. Russell scrapped an untitled Amazon Studios series that was being produced by The Weinstein Co.Showtime has threatened to pull out of an Oliver Stone drama in development, “Guantanamo,” because Weinstein Co. is a producer.“The stink from this is so substantial that it makes almost anyone to try to defend them to become an untouchable,” Levick said.Word of a potential sale comes just three days after Bob Weinstein, who helped found the company with his brother, Harvey, said that a sale was not an option.“We are pleased to invest in The Weinstein Company and to help it move forward,” Colony said Monday. “We will help return the company to its rightful iconic position in the independent film and television industry.”Now, Colony will have to weigh a sale price against “brand liability,” Levick said. This includes unknown things such as how many more women may come forward.The list of women alleging harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein continues to grow. More than 30 women, including actresses Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow — have spoken out.___Business writers Stanley J. Choe and Barbara Ortutay contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Jobs figures tariff exemptions push Toronto US markets into positive

first_imgNorth American markets rallied Friday on strong U.S. jobs figures and a Canadian reprieve from U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.The much-anticipated job figures showed U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, while the hourly wage grew a low-than-expected 2.6 per cent compared to a year ago.The hiring showed continued strength in the economy while the wage growth — lower than the 2.9 per cent reported a month ago — tempered inflation fears, said Manulife Asset Management portfolio manager Cavan Yie.“The jobs data was very very positive, and in combination with that, the wage or inflation data was also positive in that it was lower than expected. So we’re not seeing the same level of wage growth that we saw in the previous month.“The markets sold off several weeks ago on the fears of higher-than-expected inflation, and what that meant for company margins and the fed potentially raising more than expected this year,” said Yie.The job numbers, along with Trump indefinitely exempting Canada and Mexico from the metal tariffs, helped U.S. markets recover from recent losses.Canada also posted positive jobs numbers Friday. The economy added 15,400 net new jobs last month and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.8 per cent — but the gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a heavy decline in full-time positions.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 440.53 points to 25,335.74. The S&P 500 index was up 47.60 points to 2,786.57 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 132.86 points to a record close of 7,560.81.The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 39.11 points to 15,577.81, led by energy and materials.The Canadian dollar closed at 77.88 cents US, up 0.52 of a US cent. The loonie got a boost after Canadian industries learned they would be exempt from the tariffs, said Yie.“There was a huge relief rally in the loonie, reflecting Canada’s exemption from aluminum and steel tariffs. The loonie had taken quite a dive in the face of those comment initially as Canada as well all know is a major steel exporter to the U.S.”The April crude contract closed up US$1.92 to US$62.04 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.73 per mmBTU.The April gold contract ended up US$2.30 to US$1,324 an ounce and the May copper contract was up six cents to US$3.14 a pound.-With a file from Associate Presslast_img read more

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Ohio State mens hockey coach losing sleep over not starting Brady Hjelle

You know you’re doing something right as an athlete when your coach loses sleep over not starting you in a game. Ohio State senior goalie Brady Hjelle is doing things right as his coach has done the late night pacing to prove it. Hjelle has been honored as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s goaltender of the week for the second time this season after a two game series against Lake Superior State. “Brady (Hjelle) deserves it,” sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel said. “He is a hard worker that has produced at every level he has been at.” Hjelle said he is trying to staying focused despite the accolades. “I’m proud of it,” he said, “but it has nothing to do with our standing in the league. Right now points are more important than individual awards.” Hjelle has been superior in league play games, leading the CCHA in both goals-against average and save percentage. His GAA is .62 and his save percentage is .977. To put that in perspective, Hjelle is third in the NCAA in those two categories with an overall GAA of 1.14 and a save percentage of .961. If his overall numbers were the same as his league play statistics he would be leading nation in both categories. Hjelle started the first game against the Lake Superior State last weekend and gave up only one goal on 32 shots in an OSU win. However, coach Mark Osiecki elected not to start Hjelle in the second game of the series. He was attempting to get freshman goalie Collin Olson some experience and put some pressure on Hjelle to keep playing his best hockey. Rotating goaltenders is a philosophy the coaching staff has been using all season. In the second game against the Lakers, it backfired. Lake Superior State scored two goals against Olson in the first 15 minutes of the game, and then Osiecki put Hjelle in. OSU eventually lost 3-2. The decision to start Olson may or may not have cost the Buckeyes the game, but it definitely cost Osiecki some sleep. “I woke up at 4:55 in the morning, walking around the house going, ‘I should have played Brady (Hjelle),’” Osiecki said. While the team’s philosophy of alternating goalies currently has OSU in second place in the CCHA, a win in their last game would have put them in first. The Buckeyes trail the first place Miami Redhawks by a single point in the standings. Osiecki said that if Hjelle plays well in the first game against Michigan State, he may get to start the second as well. When Osiecki was asked if he had any experience with a goalie as hot as Hjelle is right now, his answer was simple. “Only in Xbox,” he said. read more

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Football Fourstar 2018 cornerback Sevyn Banks commits to Ohio State

BMMMMM!!!!! pic.twitter.com/1V2ZxzMKWB— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) April 27, 2017 Orlando, Florida, native Sevyn Banks has reportedly committed to Ohio State, adding to the team’s haul for the 2018 recruiting class. First reported by Chris Hays of the Orlando Sentinel, Banks is the first cornerback to commit to the Buckeyes from the 2018 class.Banks, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect, attended OSU’s annual spring game on April 15. He is currently ranked as the 22nd best cornerback in the class, even after a torn ACL kept him on the sideline for his entire junior season.OSU cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was at Banks’ high school in Orlando on Wednesday.The decision by Banks comes just one day after Georgia native and four-star defensive end Brenton Cox committed to play football in Columbus.Banks is the ninth member to give a verbal commitment to OSU in the 2018 class.Sevyn Banks commits to #OhioState https://t.co/SLvjFhwywr #buckeyes @BanksNiko pic.twitter.com/zddsja7yxC— Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel (@OS_ChrisHays) April 26, 2017 A GREAT day planting flags in Orlando today! #homeofmickeymouseandfutureBuckeyes! Oh & by the way…BM!#lluvthesunshinestate— Kerry Coombs (@DB_CoachCoombs) April 27, 2017 read more

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