Monday, January 17, 2011

And the answer is...


I owe my success to the fact that
I never had a clock in my workroom.
Edison
The answer to yesterday's quotes blog posting is Thomas Edison.
Edison held a world record of 1093 patents for inventions. It has been said he thought the phonograph (1877) was his favorite invention but the light bulb is considered by many to be his greatest invention.
Edison purchased over 13 acres along the Caloosahatchee River in 1885 at Ft. Myers, Florida. It was here that he created an estate that included two homes and a laboratory. In 1916 his good friend Henry Ford, purchased the estate next to his property called The Mangoes. Edison after years of studying natural materials that produced latex, began to plant hundreds of varieties of trees and plants. The native India Banyan Tree on the property today was a gift from the tire industrialist Harvey Firestone in 1925. At the time of the planting the tree was 4 feet high. Today it is an acre in diameter and has some 350 roots. I posted some pictures taken on the Edison estate.
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Strawberry Salsa
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 3 kiwis sliced
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 TB. lime juice
  • 2 TB. olive oil
Directions:
  • Mix well in a bowl
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours
Corn and Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fresh corn or frozen corn thawed
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans drained
  • 2 TB. olive oil
  • 1 TB. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 jalapeno chile seeded and minced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
Directions:
  • Mix well in a bowl
  • Cover and refrigerate several hours
Check back on Tuesday for Chili Stuffed Green Pepper and Chili Gumbo
Wednesday Margarita Cake and Mexican Chocolate Brownies

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