Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Day, Habanero Ginger Jelly, Brunch, and Enjoy

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Columbus Day - Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as an official holiday. The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural in Argentina, and as Día de las Américas in Belize and Uruguay. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various areas since the early 20th century.

Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus' voyage since the colonial period. In 1792, New York City and other U.S. cities celebrated the 300th anniversary of his landing in the New World. President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During the four hundredth anniversary in 1892, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. These patriotic rituals were framed around themes such as support for war, citizenship boundaries, the importance of loyalty to the nation, and celebrating social progress.

Habanero Ginger Jelly - Saturday, Laura produced a quantity of her famous Habanero Ginger Jelly. It is absolutely wonderful! It is sweet and hot!

Here are images I captured while Laura produced a large batch of this incredibly delectable condiment.

Brunch - I diced five medium red potatoes, four large Jalapeño peppers, one large white onion, and 18 large cloves of garlic.

Laura cooked some Italian sausage and set aside. She sautéed the Potatoes O'Brien until they were done. She moved the potatoes to the edge of the large sauté pan—leaving a large empty spot in the center of the pan. She whisked six large eggs and poured them into the center of the pan. She added the sausage to the eggs, seasoned, and gently stirred the mixture while it cooked. When the eggs were done, she topped with shredded pizza cheeses and took the dish to the table.

It was absolutely wonderful! A quantity remained, and it followed me to mine office this morning and will become an excellent lunch!

Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!