Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tanka, Waffles and Scandal


Tanka Tuesday: Spring

Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry thousands of years old, very similar to haiku. The 5 unrhymed lines go in syllables of 5/7/5/7/7.

new buds on the trees
brave sprouts search out the sun
new life has returned
to proclaim the new season
welcomes us out into light

International and National Waffle Day

When :
International Waffle Day- March 25th
National Waffle Day- August 24th.
Waffle Day is a day that you can waffle on issues and decisions. And, it certainly is a day to eat waffles.
International Waffle Day
This holiday originated in Sweden. It is called VĂ„ffeldagen. The holiday coincides with the Feast of the Annunciation. This day was also considered the start of spring in Sweden and Europe. It became a custom for Swedish families to celebrate the two events by making waffles on this day.
National Waffle Day
Celebrates the patenting of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York on August 24, 1869.
The origin of the waffle: The waffle dates back to the 1300s in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn't around back then.
Waffles are commonly eaten as breakfast or a snack. They are also an occasional dinner meal for some people.
Waffle Iron Day is in June.

March 25, 1893 - Crime - Religion - Toronto cab driver fined for "driving a lady on a Sunday;" $2 or 10 days in jail. Toronto, Ontario