After having been brought to North America by European immigrants, “Vienna sausage” came to mean only smaller and much shorter smoked and canned wieners, rather than link sausage, beginning about 1903.However, they have no federal standard of identity. North American Vienna sausages are made similarly to pork wieners, finely ground to a paste consistency and mixed with salt and various spices, such as cloves, coriander, nutmeg, garlic powder, onion powder and finely ground, dry red pepper. The sausages are stuffed into a long casing, sometimes smoked, always thoroughly cooked. Beginning in the 1950s, the casings were removed. The sausages are cut into short segments for canning and cooking. They are available plain (in gelatin, similar to aspic) or with a variety of flavorings, such as smoke, mustard, chili, or barbecue sauces. Consumption of Vienna sausages peaked in the 1940s to 1970s but has declined since then.– Wikipedia
“they have no federal standard of identity”
“Every dog wants to be a Labrador and every Labrador wants to be a Black Lab.”
(so I’ve been told)
A quarter mile section of the Rivanna Trail paralleling the river has reopened. The section of trail was shut down following a wastewater overflow a month ago (January 10).
January 10 the river came out of its banks.
If you are in a wheelchair, beach tires are advisable. 100 feet of the path has a 4″ layer of sand deposited on top of the asphalt walkway. The sand makes narrow wheel passage a challenge.
NOTE! February 12 Parks and Recreation staff were out early Monday morning (2/12/2024) and did a commendable job of clearing sand from the trail in Riverview Park. It is now easy to pass with skinny tires (wheelchairs, strollers, road bikes)