Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
03/19/2012 No Comments
We all scream for ice cream, and Italian Ice. Derived from the frozen Italian delight, Granita, what we Americans know as Italian Ice is primarily found in the Northeast. It is also similar to Sorbet but usually softer and smoother. There are regional differences as well. Out West, you might get something called Shaved Iced or Shave Ice (Hawaii). This is a combination of shavings of ice off of a big block with syrup. Snow Cones are similar but used crushed ice instead. Philadelphia and South Jersey natives refer to it as Water Ice. The basic difference between Ice Cream and any of these versions of Italian Ice is that Ice Cream is made with milk and Italian Ice is made with water. Either way, it’s always a good time for either one! Celebrate your spring with a frozen treat from your local Ice/Ice Cream shop!!