Thursday, December 29, 2011

Salt Lick

For many years, our family has ordered Gray Celtic Sea Salt, fine ground, from the SaltWorks company.

A five pound bag takes our family through a calendar year, and we don't use any other salts at all. In fact, i mix my own season-all type seasoning using it.

It tastes better than the stuff you get in the grocery store, and because it has all of the associated trace minerals the Almighty put there, you don't have to use as much of it and it is a little healthier for you. It is even just a bit lower in sodium than regular table salt, with a warm flavor instead of being harsh and brassy.

A few years ago, Sweetie decided to be nice and order Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, a one pound bag when he ordered ours.

It's been downhill since.

Every year The Mouth runs out faster and faster, then comes and gets some of ours.

Yes, he goes through more than a pound of salt a year, by himself.

So finally we are ordering every 10 months or so, instead of 12.

Maybe for Christmas next year i'll just get the guy his own salt lick.

Today is:

Constitution Day -- Ireland

Enjoying ESP Day -- internet generated, and it means eating, sleeping, and partying!

Fifth Day of Christmas

Illegal Pants Day -- commemorates Emma Snodgrass' arrest in Boston in 1852 for wearing pants

Kwanzaa, Day 4, Cooperative Economics

National Chocolate Again Day -- because someone, somewhere, believes it can't be chocolate something-or-other day often enough

Paternoster Row Day -- in memoriam

Pepper Pot Day -- Pepper Pot Soup was invented today in 1777 at Valley Forge for the army to have something warm to eat

St. Gabriel's Day -- Ethiopia

St. Thomas of Canterbury's Day (Patron of clergy, secular clergy; Exeter College, Oxford, England; Portsmouth, England)

St. Trophimus of Arles' Day

Tick Tock Day -- end of the year is getting closer, stop putting off your dreams!

Yodel in the Shower Day -- internet generated, and i promise not to tell if you do

Anniversaries Today:

Texas becomes the 28th US State, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Jude Law, 1972
Bryan "Dexter" Holland, 1966
Ed Autry, 1954
Ted Danson, 1947
Marianne Faithfull, 1946
Jon Voight, 1938
Mary Tyler Moore, 1936
Billy Mitchell, 1879
William Gladstone, 1809
Andrew Johnson, 1808
Charles Goodyear, 1800

Today in History:

Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church, 1170
The first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston, 1782
Gas lights are installed at White House, during the Polk administration, 1848
The first Young Men's Christian Association chapter in the US opens, in Boston, 1851
Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants, 1852
The first telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY, 1867
The Wounded Knee Massacre takes place, 1890
Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio), 1891
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, 1911
The first movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, 1913
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, 1930
Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology, 1959
Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England, 1965
Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees, 1989
Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war, 1996
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives, 1998
The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct, 2003

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