History Tidbits: Macaroni and Cheese 19th Century Style

Here’s a history tidbit wrapped up in details…

Who knew that macaroni and cheese’s lineage is rich with such notables beginning with  Marco Polo and going on to… Thomas Jefferson.  Who knew that TJ’s cousin, Mary Randolph…his acting hostess in his Virginia home after the death of his wife… served macaroni and cheese made by James Hemings…see James was a slave owned by Thomas Jefferson…TJ had James schooled in the culinary arts in France and then James became his chef…James was among the first chefs in America to serve macaroni and cheese. TJ loved macaroni and cheese.  There is so much more to this story.

Haiku: Celebrate the Natural World

Red Bellied Woodpecker scaling a tree
Red Bellied Woodpecker scaling a tree

Inching up the tree
A Red Bellied Woodpecker
Delightful vision

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 1/2/17

Red Bellied Woodpecker photographs by Facebook Friend, Tara McLaughlin, Charlottesville, VA

Brodie discovers 43 crumbling busts?

I was simply surfing the Internet looking for a golden find…and voila!…yes you need to check out this truly cool man who recycles concrete, lives in the great Commonwealth of Virginia and who could not dispose of 43 president heads…I know..what?  Well, history gives us 44 presidents to date…right?!….but the bust money ran out for making a 44 head…and now here comes 45…that is the next President… Mr. T  is coming up on January 20… 2017 or bust…paws up peeps!

Haiku: Stunning red

Forage, Peck, Whistle

Conspicuous on the landscape

His red steals the show

Brilliantly red male cardinal
Stunning red male cardinal in Charlottesville, VA

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 12/27/16

Photos by Tara McLaughlin, a FaceBook Friend

 

Linger little one

Delicate delight
When you leave where do you go?
Linger little one

Haiku poem by PamelaWLucas 9/25/16

An Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly nectaring on Fireworks/Golden Rod Photo by Tara McLaughlin 9/16