Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Birthday Celebration

Only one I in the whole wide world
And millions and millions of you,
But every you is an I to itself
And I am a you to you, too!
But if I am a you and you are an I
And the opposite also is true,
It makes us both the same somehow
Yet splits us each in two.
It's more and more mysterious,
The more I think it through:
Every you everywhere in the world is an I;
Every I in the world is a you!
posted September 2002
from My Song is beautiful
Mary Ann Hoberman
Mary Ann Hoberman
August 12, 1930
Mary Ann is a poet and an author of over 40 books for children. In 2008 she was named The Children's Poet Laureate. She is a master of meter and rhyme. Her poetry speaks of the subject of a young child's world and fancy.  Ms. Hoberman's first novel for middle grade readers Strawberry Hill was published in 2009. One hundred of her favorite poems are collected in the book The Llama Who Had No Pajamas.

Follow this link to Amazon to a more complete list of her book titles
Happy Birthday !
In honor of Ms. Hoberman's birthday I thought you would enjoy adding another easy summer salad recipe to your collection.
Tomato Caprese Salad
Cook's notes: Insalata Caprese is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania (Capri). It is traditionally made with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella slices, basil and seasoned with salt and a little olive oil. The following recipe comes from a friend with a little different take on the traditional recipe.

  • tomato slices
  • mozzarella or provolone cheese
  • spinach leaves
  • prepared vidala onion and poppyseed dressing
  • grated Parmesan cheese  
  • optional red onion slices

  • starting at one end of serving plate alternate pieces of torn spinach leaves, 1/2 cheese slice and tomato (large slice cut in half or use a small slice)
  • grate Parmesan cheese over entire plate and drizzle with dressing 
Serving Suggestion: Individual salad plates can be made following same procedure as shown in the picture alternating spinach leaves, cheese and tomato

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