Friday 8 June 2012

News of the Day

Did you know that the first commercial ice cream was made on June 8, 1786?
I didn't know either, but I’m sure glad it was!

My recipe for Rhubarb Custard Ice Cream got some nice recognition today:
It was featured on Gallery of Favorites.
Premeditated Leftovers and The 21st Century Housewife host the Gallery of Favorites.  They've been very encouraging to me as I've built my blogs and Facebook page and I appreciate their kindness.  Please do stop by and check out the Gallery of Favorites.  There are always wonderful links there.

I had some fun checking out other ice cream recipes on line today.  Sweet and salty works for me, so Love From the Oven’s dark chocolate ice cream in pretzel cones sounds like a perfect combination.

This Ocean Pie by The Nature of Grace isn't ice cream but it is a chilled dessert, and it was 'way too cool not to share.

This day in history also marks the advent of the vacuum cleaner.  Ives W. McGaffey recevied a US patent for the suction vacuum cleaner on June 8, 1869 and - while it is certainly not as much fun as a nice ice cream cone - I'm grateful for my vacuum cleaner too...especially since I have a husband who is willing to operate it!   ;^)

The blogosphere is a treasure trove of housekeeping tips.
Here are a couple that caught my eye today:

This Old House suggests placing a coffee filter in the bottom of your plant pots before adding soil.  It keeps the soil from running out the hole in the bottom of the pot while still allowing water to drain through.

Dryer balls really do help to soften your clothes, and I think these ones would be kinder to fibers than those plastic ones from the store.  Lots of things in favour of these dryer balls:  They'll spare your clothes, save you some money, and help to empty the "Department of Lost Socks."

Good stuff right?  But my favourite housekeeping tip of the day came on this sign, Handmade by Is.

Smart woman, that Erma!

So that's it for me today.
Happy Friday!
Happy Weekend too.  :^)


Angela said...

Those desserts look fantastic. If I had to choose between ice-cream and my vacuum, though, I'd have to give up ice-cream.

Aunt B said...

lol Angela. So speaks a practical (and smart) woman! ;)

Is said...

Hi Aunt B! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, leaving me a comment and featuring my sign!
Hugs from spain

craftmates said...

Wow, I didn't know they already had ice cream in 1786. Thanks for this bit of trivia.


Aunt B said...

My pleasure Is. It was a pleasure to visit your blog. Lots of lovely things there. :)

Aunt B said...

It's fun to find out stuff like that, isn't it? It's one of my favourite things about the internet. :)

Unknown said...

Congratulation on being featured! Rhubarb Custard Icecream sounds VERY delicious! i also love your picture!
have a wonderful day

Aunt B said...

Thank you Jutta. That's high praise from so talented a photographer as yourself. :) Happy Monday. I hope your week's off to a good start.