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“The Dog Days of Summer”

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Some people say it’s too hot this time of year, especially for dogs—that’s obvious when you see dogs outside lying under the porch with their tongues hanging out! In Northern Virginia, the “Dog Days of Summer” occur during the hottest and muggiest days of the season, usually from early July through September. It is possible this saying came about because the dog star Sirius rises with the sun during this time of year, but whatever the reason for the “Dog Days,” this is just one example of how the English language is full of phrases based on animals. Here’s a fun look at the origins of a few more… Like a chicken with its head cut off: In our busy culture we sometimes act in a frenzied way. When a chicken is slaughtered,

Are you a Locavore? A Locavore (n) is a person who attempts to buy and eat only foods grown, produced and processed close to their home. Animals in the Farm fresh Meats program are born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and then finished and processed using small, family-owned and operated companies.

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Get your goat: Goats are often used as a calming influence in barns or stables, especially with race horses today. If someone steals the goat, it would theoretically upset the animals. A frog in your throat: Stories used to be told about people drinking from streams or ponds and swallowing eggs which would then hatch in the throat and cause raspy speech!

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    Get your goat: Goats are often used as a calming influence in barns or stables, especially with race horses today. If someone steals the goat, it would theoretically upset the animals.

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    These sayings are all in good fun, but how do you survive the “Dogs Days of Summer” in Northern Virginia? Outdoor play becomes a problem when the days get too hot, so take your pet for a walk in the early or late hours of the day. . If that doesn’t work for you, ask your favorite pet sitter to help out!

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    • 1. Bring a medium sized pan of water to the boil. Add salt (I was taught that beans should be cooked in water as salty as the sea - this seems a lot of salt but gives a great flavour and helps to keep them green)
    • 2. Place your beans in the pan, cover and cook for 4 minutes, test to make sure they are cooked through but not overdone.
    • 3. At the same time heat up a medium frying pan and add the butter or oil and the garlic, cook gently until it starts to soften but be careful that it doesn’t burn or it will turn bitter.
    • 4. Drain off the beans and add to the frying pan. Add the breadcrumbs toss briefly, season with pepper – it shouldn’t need salt.
    • 5. Serve.
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    • 1. Bring a medium sized pan of water to the boil. Add salt.
    • 2. Place your beans, cover the pan and cook for 4 minutes, test to make sure they are cooked through but not overdone.
    • 3. Remove from the boiling water and place into cold water for a few minutes. This is to stop them cooking (and is called refreshing).
    • 4. Place the beans in a bowl along with the other ingredients, toss together and season to taste. If in doubt add less of the seasonings you can always add more…
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    Riad M
    24/01/2017 at 1:59 am

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    Gec Celic
    24/01/2017 at 1:59 am

    Are you a Locavore? A Locavore (n) is a person who attempts to buy and eat only foods grown, produced and processed close to their home. Animals in the farm Meats program are born and raised in the Pacific Northwest

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      Mahfuz R
      24/01/2017 at 1:59 am

      Premium wholesale cuts are further aged, both dry and in the bag, under stringent temperature and sanitary controls, before being distributed to customers. This closely controlled processing and dual-aging system results safety,

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