Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday's learn and earn


palimpsest • \PAL-imp-sest\ • noun

1 : writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased

*2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface

Example Sentence:
"Canada, like any country, is a palimpsest, an overlay of classes and generations." (Margaret Atwood, New York Times Book Review, March 10, 1985)

Did you know?
In olden days, writing surfaces were so rare that they were often used more than once. "Palimpsest" originally described an early form of recycling in which an old document was erased to make room for a new one when parchment ran short. Fortunately for modern scholars, the erasing process wasn't completely effective, so the original could often be distinguished under the newer writing. De republica, by Roman statesman and orator Cicero, is one of many documents thus recovered from a palimpsest. Nowadays, the word "palimpsest" can refer not only to such a document but to anything that has multiple layers. *Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.


I love to cook when I am not under any pressure to do it, and my favorite thing is soup because I can start the stock pot and walk away. Recently my husband decided he wanted a hand immersion blender and I thought that was just a waste of money, but I got him one with a gift card I had earned. I soon discovered the joys of never having to empty my soup pot to make cream soups, or the ease of making gourmet butters with garden herbs or how quick it can be to make whipped cream, this little gizmo is amazing and I really don't know how we went this long without one. Right now KitchenAid is offering a $10.00 rebate on their immersion blender model #KHB300OB. I found the lowest price at NewEgg, they were originally $129.99 but are on sale for $89.99 so you save $40.00 right off the top. This one is about a million times nicer than the one I purchased and its a little less too. It comes with a crazy long 5' cord, the blender attachment, a different blade, a 3 cup chopper bowl for small stuff like nuts, a refrigerator cup and a storage bag. KitchenAid usually includes some recipes with their appliances so I am guessing you can find something to make right away.

To receive the rebate by mail you will need to send in the rebate form together with the UPC code from the package and a copy of your cash register receipt. Your envelope needs to be postmarked no later than July 26, 2010 and an important note, they are not allowing rebates for purchases made at either Lowe's or Bed Bath and Beyond. If you want to submit your rebate on line you can go to RebateRemedy and follow the instruction on their site, this way you should get your money back faster.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!


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