Word of the day

Word of the Day :

ambivalent

adjective am-BIV-uh-lu
Definition
: having or showing simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward something : characterized by ambivalence

Did You Know?
The words ambivalent and ambivalence entered English during the early 20th century in the field of psychology. They came to us through the International Scientific Vocabulary, a set of words common to people of science who speak different languages. The prefix ambi- means “both,” and the -valent and -valence parts ultimately derive from the Latin verb valēre, meaning “to be strong.” Not surprisingly, an ambivalent person is someone who has strong feelings on more than one side of a question or issue.

 

Examples
Bianca was ambivalent about starting her first year away at college—excited for the new opportunities that awaited but sad to leave her friends and family back home.
“A new study from LinkedIn found that many people feel ambivalent in their careers—wondering if they should stay in the same job or take time to invest in learning new skills or even change to a new path altogether.” — Shelcy V. Joseph, Forbes, 3 Sept. 2018

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Slow Cooker,French Onion Soup/ recipe share

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20 hours 

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs yellow onions, julienned
  • 2 tbsp unsalted organic, grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 8 cups beef broth or vegan broth
  • optional: ⅓ cup brandy
  • 4 to 6 whole grain or gluten-free baguette slices, toasted (1 slice per bowl)
  • 1 ⅓ to 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese or nutritional yeast (⅓ cup per bowl)

Directions

  1. Add onions, butter, olive oil, salt, and black pepper to a large slow cooker.
  2. Set the slow cooker to low and cook overnight or for 10-12 hours.
  3. Add the broth, balsamic vinegar, and fresh thyme. Cover and continue cooking on low for an additional 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. (Optional: add brandy)
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celcius).
  6. Spoon the soup into oven-safe bowls. Place the bowls on a baking sheet and top with a baguette slice and the cheese or nutritional yeast.
  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes to brown the cheese. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving

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Nominated for Sunshine Blogger

I was nominated for this award…

Thank you .http://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/

Here are the rules for this award:
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. (done)
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you. (done)
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions (ah)
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts (ref above)
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site (done).


She gave me questions to answer. I loved her questions.


1. If you could be a flower, what would you choose to be and why?

Daisy…

Even torn and tattered they are still beautiful to me.

2. What is your favourite meal ? (one, two or three courses allowed)

French onion soup with a salad and a steak.

3. What is you favourite song, and why?

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

It is a song I most see myself singing.

4. What is your favourite season of the year?

Fall

It is so nice and beautiful kind of weather

5. Are you closest to friends, family or your pets?

Family, pets, friends

6. Do you prefer living in the city or the country?

Country

7. Which do you prefer, reading or writing?

Writing

8. Are you left or right handed?

Right

9. Do crowded places bother you?

Sometimes

10. Would you prefer a walk in the woods or a walk along the beach?

Woods and beach both have good about them

11. Can you keep a secret? Yes


My questions are

1- Where would you be if you could be there, right now?

2- Why would you be there?(relating to question1)

3- Favorite flower?

4- Favorite quote?

5- Are you religious?

6- Do you fear death?

7- Who do you attribute your  passion for writing from?

8- What is your favorite holiday and why?

9- Who do you look up to?

10- Favorite actor?

11- Favorite nickname for yourself?


I nominate

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http://alittlebitofsunshine668970740.wordpress.com/

http://everythingaboutbblog.wordpress.com/

http://elladotlife.wordpress.com/

http://cmchesebro.wordpress.com/

http://prettyforadarkskin.wordpress.com/