I love my sisters!!!
Seriously, I just found out that the first Sunday in August is Sisters’ Day, and I am very excited. I’ve already celebrated Siblings Day and Brothers and Sisters Day, but now we get a day just for the girls. Hannah, Emily, I love you!
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
Happy Mustard Day, everybody! To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never blogged about a condiment before. And while I do love my honey mustard dressing, I’m generally a ketchup girl, as far as condiments go. Still, mustard is so much more than just a hot dog topping.
Mustard is apparently a very pretty flower. –>
Mustard seeds make a great seasoning.
Mustard leaves can be used to make a salad.
Mustard can also be used as a pesticide (see here)
Mustard might be usable as biodiesel fuel (here).
In addition, mustard has a bit of a history. Jesus mentions the mustard plant in all three synoptic gospels. Then, several centuries later, King Richard II’s chefs published a cookbook in 1390 called The Forme of Cury. This book contained a recipe for mustard balls – ground mustard seed made into a ball with flour, cinnamon, and water. These mustard balls could be stored until needed, when they were combined with vinegar or wine to make a paste.
A few hundred years after that, William Shakespeare himself mentioned mustard in his play Henry IV. In other words, this is a condiment with a history behind it! Happy Mustard Day!
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”