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Celebrate Fresh Veggies Day

How many portions of fresh veggies does it take to keep a person healthy? Five portions a day? Seven? Ten? And what makes up a portion?

Nutritionists agree, when it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, the average person simply is not getting enough in their regular diet. An increase in daily consumption of vegetables (and fruits) is the entire point of the day. 

Get ready to make a healthy change on Fresh Veggies Day! This is the ideal opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbors around for a fun and surprising meat-free feast! 

History of Fresh Veggies Day

Fresh Veggies Day is celebrated in early summer when the tastiest new-season vegetables started to become plentiful. It’s a great kickoff to the rest of the summer, acting as a reminder to look out for fresh, local vegetables to add to the table all throughout the season. In fact, the entire month of June is known by some as Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, so that gives plenty of time to create new habits!

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), individuals should eat at a minimum of 400 grams of vegetables and fruit each day (this doesn’t count as super-starchy tubers like potatoes). This has turned into a 5-a-Day program that has gone through various versions in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and other countries. 

Farmers and growers are certainly happy to get on board with Fresh Veggies Day, offering the best of everything they have in season at the moment. But don’t stop there! Be sure to get into the spirit of the day by eating fresh veggies all throughout the year as the growing season permits. Plus, extras can be frozen to make it through the winter! 

JOKE OF THE DAY

Am I Getting To THAT Age??? 

The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight because by then

your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

WORD OF THE DAY

blitz

People sheltering in the Elephant and Castle Underground Station during the London Blitz, Nov 1940


MEANING:
noun: 1. A swift, sudden military attack, especially aerial bombardment.
  2. An intense campaign, for example, an ad blitz.
verb tr.: To attack, destroy, conquer, etc.


ETYMOLOGY:
Short for blitzkrieg, from German Blitzkrieg, from Blitz (lightning) + Krieg (war). Earliest documented use: 1939. 


USAGE:
“I blitzed the final exam, so I’m now, officially, a starchy old accountant, stiff, dull, and sober.”
V.K. Black; Unexpected Places; Harlequin; 2014.


TODAY’S ARTIST 

thanks, Natalie

Joris Abrahamsz. van der Haagen (c. 1615 – The Hague, 23 May 1669 (buried)

was a Dutch Golden Age painter specialized in landscapes.

IDIOM OF THE DAY

What does ‘Baby boomer’ mean?

A baby boomer is someone born in the years after the end of the Second World War, a period when the population was growing very fast.

DAILY SQUEEK

If You Were Born Today, June 16

Your imagination is boundless and you are a true visionary. You possess an endearing youthful quality throughout life, and can be quite persuasive when you want to be. You are given to daydreaming and require frequent periods of rest and solitude in order to renew your spirit. You do thrive on sharing your ideas with others, but you need time alone to refresh. You can be quite ambitious, and at times critical and impatient when feeling restless or unfocused. Famous people born today:

1723 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 1790)

1829 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)







1890 Stan Laurel [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

1971 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

(Not So) TOTALLY USELESS FACTS OF THE DAY

One of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt contains enough gold to give everyone on Earth $93 billion. It’s named ’16 Psyche’. Interesting article.
People often pace while talking on the phone because they don’t have visual feedback. The brain makes up for what’s missing by translating emotional responses into involuntary physical movements.

If you shot a gun in space, the bullet would travel forever because the universe is expanding faster than the bullet can move.

READERS INFO
1.
1963 –
First woman in space

On this day in 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova became the first woman to travel in space, having been launched into orbit aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6, which completed 48 orbits in 71 hours.

2.
June 17, 1928 –

Amelia Earhart participated as a passenger in the famous flight aboard the Friendship which was piloted by Wilmer Stutz and copiloted by Louis Gordon. The Friendship flew from Newfoundland to Burry Point, Wales, in a time of 20 hours and 40 minutes, making Earhart the first woman to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean. She later wrote a book entitled 20 Hrs. 40 Min.: Our Flight in the Friendship.
Earhart, who was called the “Queen of the Air” or “Lady Lindy” by the press, became the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, flying from Newfoundland to Culmore in Northern Ireland in May 1932. It took her 14 hours and 56 minutes to complete the flight. Due to unfavorable weather conditions, she was not able fly to Paris like originally planned. In 1935, Earhart completed several other famous solo flights including: Hawaii to California, Los Angeles to Mexico City, and Mexico City to New York. In 1937, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan attempted to fly around the world but disappeared during the flight. They successfully flew to New Guinea and had intended to fly from New Guinea to Howland Island on July 2. The United States Coast Guard’s cutter named Itasca, located near Howland Island, received some radio transmissions from Earhart during the flight, but the ship was not able to radio back to Earhart. During the radio transmissions, Earhart indicated that they were running low on fuel and could not see the Itasca. After no longer receiving communications from Earhart, the Itasca searched around the Howland Islands for the plane but could not find it. Four days later, the battleship Colorado joined the search. On July 19, the Navy and Coast Guard ended the official search for Earhart and Noonan. Although there have been theories about what happened to Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan, no one knows for certain. She was declared legally dead on Jan. 5, 1939.
3.
Coronavirus Style by Sylvia, CAN DO Correspondent

    The words “racecar,”   

  ”kayak” 

 and  “level” 

are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).   

  

  There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:  tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.   


  There are two words in the English language that contain all five vowels in  order: “abstemious” and  “facetious.”


   ”TYPEWRITER”  

 is the longest word  that can be made using the letters only on one row of the  keyboard. 


COFFEE

thanks, Ella

PICTURES OF THE DAY

This painting of the harbour, is by local artist Sheila McClean.

Greencastle, Donegal is a commercial fishing port in County Donegal in the northwest of Ireland. The first proper pier was built in 1813 and has been added to several times since. Today, as well as being a tie up for trawlers and salmon boats, it is the home of the Greencastle Fishermen’s Co-Op.

Chachalacascape (USA)

Though common enough in Costa Rica, the relatively drab gray-headed chachalaca is a bird that tends to be overlooked. The loud cha-cha-laca calls of groups of the chicken-sized birds are, however, a familiar noise in the forest. One morning, a chachalaca was revealed in a new light. Silhouetted against the overcast sky, it had become one with the architecture of the cecropia tree, creating a picture not to be missed. Seconds later, the bird flew off to rejoin its flock nearby.

knit

thanks, Ruth

Short Sleve Polo Shirt


knit
thanks, Nancy

Best Friends Bookmarks


knit

Herring Dishcloth


knit

Lace Pattern Socks


knit

Tina & Nina Mermaid

CROCHET PATTERNS OF THE DAY 

thanks, Valerie, Canadian Correspondent

Happy Monday arcade top free crochet pattern

Wisteria Drops Kimono

crochet
thanks, Doris

Cera the Triceratops Bib

crochet
thanks, Sharon

Sturdiest Ever Market Bag

crochet

Aria Tank Summer Top

crochet

Dress Square Crochet Pattern

crochet

RECIPE
thanks, Shelley, New York Food Correspondent

QUARANTINE COOKING RECIPES

thanks, Debbie

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe


CROCKPOT RECIPE

thanks, Anna

VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RECIPE

Both vegetarian and vegan diets may provide health benefits, including reduced body weight, lower cholesterol levels, and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it is important for vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they are meeting all of their nutritional requirements.

thanks, Alice

COPYCAT RECIPE 

thanks, Jenny

RETRO
thanks, Ann


SWEETS

thanks, Abby

This Cookie Waffle Is Everything You Need In Life


ICE POP
thanks, Michelle

ADULT COLORING


FUN


I cover what’s real and hide what is true, but sometimes bring out the courage in you. What am I?

I am Makeup

CRAFTS .. July 4th

thanks, Kathy

Patriotic Pom Pom Wreath

CHILDREN’S CORNER .. Father’s Day

thanks, Mollie

Button Photo Frame

Use paint, gems, buttons, and rhinestones to decorate your own-made frame (and you can make it extra-special by putting a photo of you, kiddo, inside). 

PUZZLE


WORD SEARCH


accounting
afraid
allow
along

basic

caught
chore
crush

emotion

flair

gift
grim
guide

lease
letter

master
mourn

next
nightmare

panache
plans

ream
reign
ruler

shred
signal
spar
storm
subject
support

timid
tithes
trend
trick

upset



SUDOKU .. hard


solution:





ICE BREAKER

thanks, Kris

You can use ‘ice breaker questions’ to build a rapport, enabling strangers to engage in back and forth conversion. With a little practice and possibly a beer or two, you’ll be breaking more ice than the Titanic. 

Whom Do You Secretly Admire?

QUOTE

CLEVER 

thanks, Bev

Longevity?

 1. The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54 

2. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57

3. The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41

4. The best footballer in the world Maradona, died at the age of 60.

5. James Fuller Fixx is credited with helping start America’s fitness revolution by popularizing the sport of running, died of a heart attack while jogging at 52 years of age. 

BUT — 

5. The KFC inventor died at 94.

6. The Inventor of Nutella brand died at the age of 88.

7. Cigarette maker Winston died at the age of 102.

8. The inventor of opium died at the age of 116 in an earthquake.

9. And the Hennessey Liquor inventor died at 98. 

How do those doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs life? 

The rabbit is always jumping up and down but it lives for only 2 years and the turtle that doesn’t exercise at all, lives 400 years. 

So, take some rest, chill, stay cool, eat, drink and enjoy your life. 

To life! To life! L’Chaim!

EYE OPENER 
thanks, Michelle

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

The [Nobel] prize is such an extraordinary honor. It might seem unfair, however, to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses. -Barbara McClintock, scientist, Nobel laureate (16 Jun 1902-1992)


OPTICAL ILLUSION

The striped lines in this optical illusion are separated into four different blocks (going from top to bottom). The lines between each of these block sections seem to be angled … 

but, in reality, they are completely straight.

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