Summer Sensation Play

dievca had not been in a 7-Eleven store for 17+ years.
One Slurpee and now she sees them everywhere!

The heat and humidity caused her to step into that 7-Eleven on Broadway…
Choosing the traditional Coke flavor and knowing it contained yucca extract to give her Slurpee an airy consistency – dievca found her Summertime Bliss.

dievca and Master have been talking about Sensation Play,
a Slurpee might be a good addition for dripping and licking.
Hmmm. Summer Sensation!

Machines to make frozen beverages were invented by Omar Knedlik in the late 1950s. The idea for a slushed ice drink came when Knedlik’s soda fountain broke down, forcing him to put his sodas in a freezer to stay cool, which caused them to become slushy. The result was popular with customers, which gave him the idea to make a machine to help make a “slushy” from carbonated beverages. When it became popular, Knedlik hired artist Ruth E. Taylor to create a name and logo for his invention. She created the ICEE name and designed the original logo, which is used today. Early prototypes for the machine made use of an automobile air conditioning unit.

After a successful trial of ICEE machines in 100 stores, 7-Eleven in 1965 made a licensing deal with The ICEE Company to sell the product under certain conditions. Two of these were that 7-Eleven must use a different name for the product and that the company was allowed to sell the product only in 7-Eleven locations in the US, a non-compete clause ensuring the two drinks never went head to head for distribution rights. 7-Eleven then sold the product that in 1966 became known as the “Slurpee” (for the sound made when drinking them). The term was coined by Bob Stanford, a 7-Eleven ad agency director.

Slurpee Photos dievca 07/2019

Hungover


The watermelon salad was amazing, but it didn’t hold up to the rosé wine and the sun.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • One 8-pound seedless watermelon, scooped into balls with a melon baller or cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks (10 cups), chilled
  • 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled (2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves

Steps

In a large bowl, whisk the oil, lime juice, salt, Tabasco and pepper. Add the watermelon, feta, olives and onion and toss gently. Garnish with the mint and serve.

Rhode Lea Dress Uzbek

Master’s Vintage Chain

Jeanine Payer Necklace

Vintage Sterling Silver Bracelet


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Silver Studs

Jade Ring

Teva black Olawahu flip flops

dievca is going to take a nap. Enjoy the salad. XO


Bubbling with Pride – All for Love

Yep! dievca spent $10 on Seltzer. But it makes her smile, she likes the taste and when friends (Gay and Straight) come over, they have been smiling, too.
(click here to buy)

Hmm do any of those can colors show up in the BDSM flag?

PS. Mango and blackberry went to the beach with dievca. How is your Sunday?

 


You may not look good, but you feel good! (and something of use)

dievca had dinner at the Zodiac Room in Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards. It was a soft opening and the restaurant was empty.  There were unlimited Popovers and dievca’s sparkling rosés were filled to the brim. All in all, a lovely evening.

What dievca wore:

She may not have looked good (she thinks she did), but she felt fabulous!

They had Popovers galore — and dievca knows that popovers are not good on the 2nd day, but she took one home to try again… Hmmm, did they give her the strawberry butter? Hah! They did!

On her way out of the store — dievca loved this sweatshirt (left), but it is handmade and $450…

And the Big Apple Le Creuset is cute (right), but it cannot compete with the one that dievca’s friend gave her for her birthday,,,

She has used it like crazy!

Did dievca tell you about her friend packing the Le Creuset dutch oven in her suitcase, coming from Europe and TSA thinking it was a —- well, something of interest. When dievca opened up her gift it was wrapped heavily in TSA tape.

Something Useful:

Le Creuset ® Caribbean Blue 6.75-Qt. Oval Dutch Oven

Where was Master?  He had friends in from the West Coast and they needed attention.
Not dievca’s worry, Thank goodness… instead she was heavily into the sparkling rosé.
Hiccup~


Hey Good Lookin’! What’s Cookin’?

Paul Ciernia Pin-Up Cooking

dievca is not a cook, she bakes…
she WILL be cooking today because 5 friends are coming for dinner.

They are a “Meat and Potato” crowd, so she is keeping it simple:

  • Fresh Vegetables with Dip, Cheese Plate and Chardonnay for Appetizers on the rooftop
  • Baked Pork Chops (bone in), Green Beans, Rice and Norman Cidre for the Main Course
  • Lemon Meringue Pie and Pinot Grigio or Coffee/Tea for Dessert


Wish her luck, but dievca does have a secondary strategy: Distraction via Clothing

And Plan C: Pizza and Beer


It still starts with Coffee: Happy Labor Day

Good Morning!


Good News! The Home Aide broke dievca’s parents coffee maker which ground coffee beans. It was an older Melitta Mill & Brew Coffee Maker and it took a Master’s degree to work it when you didn’t do it everyday. A pain-in-the-neck to clean.
dievca bought her Parent’s a Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker from Amazon. They make one cup of coffee for dievca’s Mother, per day. It also means that dievca can get a decent cup of coffee without using her Graduate degrees.
And that is one way to celebrate Labor Day — Use less Labor.

(On hand, 8 O’Clock Original Coffee from Maryland, started in 1859. It’s a solid basic coffee.)

PS. Those people from the Czech Republic did come over and it made dievca’s Dad really happy.
Coffee, Tea and Kringle.

In the United States, kringles are hand-rolled from Danish pastry dough (wienerbrød dough) that has been rested overnight before shaping, filling, and baking. Many sheets of the flaky dough are layered, then shaped into an oval. After filling with fruit, nut, or other flavor combinations, the pastry is baked and iced.

Racine, Wisconsin has historically been a center of Danish-American culture and kringle making. A typical Racine–made kringle is a large flat oval measuring approximately 14 inches by 10 inches and weighing about 1.5 pounds. The kringle became the official state pastry of Wisconsin on June 30, 2013.

Wikipedia


France is run on Food.

The French: they talk food, they seek food, they cherish food, they live food.

dievca knew that.
It became more clear throughout the week while driving all over Normandy. Many restaurants are/were closed for the August Holidays and finding food became a challenge. Dealing with a “foodie” increased the stress.  It meant that running to a supermarché became imperative.

After a really bad meal at a desperate Chinese restaurant stop,
dievca was all for having food on hand.

That said, dievca and her friend ran into some great food, too.  A Senegalese chicken and rice joint on the edge of the Seine River run by a very elegant and social Lady. A new Japanese Restaurant in the University section of Lille started by a young Chinese girl with her Mom helping.  A local restaurant recommended by the Lady of a chambre d’hotes off  the beaten path, yet, 10 minutes away from the Le Mont-Saint-Michel walk.

And dievca cannot forget the various pâtisserie and salon de thé.

This post was brought to mind when dievca’s friend went into full-blown conversation about the differences between food from Normandy vs. Brittany at the breakfast table for 30 minutes one morning. The stereotypes are there for a reason:
France = Food.

Photos: dievca 08/2018 France