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February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2019

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Five Food Facts about Bananas

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

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2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

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3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

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4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

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5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2018

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Five Food Facts about Bananas

 

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

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2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

banana-fact3

3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

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4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

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5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day!

Posted on February 23, 2017

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Five Food Facts about Bananas

 

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all.

pi5rgxxyt

2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

banana-fact3

3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

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4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

banana-bread-horiz-a-1600

5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day

Posted on February 23, 2016

Five Food Facts about Bananas

1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all

2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.

3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.

4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.

5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

 Daily Quote:

I’m getting so old, I don’t even buy green bananas anymore.”~George Burns

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
  • 1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
  • 1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia.  Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
  • 1944  RIP Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
  • 1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

 

National Banana Bread Day

Posted on February 23, 2013

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National Banana Bread day

Five things you should know about

Banana Bread

  1. Banana trees are considered giant herbs, not ‘trees’ at all
  2. A cluster of bananas is known as a hand, each banana are fingers.
  3. Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on bug bites are said to relieve itching and inflammation.
  4. Over 95% of American households purchase banana at least once a month.
  5. Bananas are one of the only fruits harvested every day of the year. They do not grow in regions that have dramatic seasonal changes.

On This Day in Food History…

1884 Casimir Funk was born. Funk was a Polish-American biochemist who came up with the word ‘vitamine’ later changed to ‘vitamin.’
1896 Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll at his small store in New York City. It was supposedly named after his 5 year old daughter, whose nickname was ‘Tootsie.’
1931 RIP Helen Porter Mitchel, her stage name, Nellie Melba was a world famous operatic soprano born in Australia. Melba Toast and Peach Melba were named for her.
1944 Leo Hendrik Baekeland was born. He was a chemist who invented Bakelite, the first plastic that did not soften when heated. Those black plastic knobs on stoves were made of bakelite.
1997 Scientists in Scotland announced the first successful cloning of an adult mammal, Dolly, a sheep.

National Banana Bread Day

Posted on February 23, 2009

National Banana Bread DayFebruary 23 Just the thought of banana bread makes me swoon. Bananas are one of my favorite fruits and bread is one of my favorite sources of carbs. When these two combine, their love child is a moist and sweet cake like bread that is wonderful year round. The key to the success of this bread is using over ripe bananas that mash easily. Some recipes call for nuts in the batter and some even throw in chocolate chips. I don’t like mine all dolled up. How do you like yours? Link to the history of Banana Bread

National Banana Bread Day, February 23

Posted on February 23, 2009

Just the thought of banana bread makes me swoon. Bananas are one of my favorite fruits and bread is one of my favorite sources of carbs. When these two combine, their love child is a moist and sweet cake like bread that is wonderful year round. The key to the success of this bread is using over ripe bananas that mash easily. Some recipes call for nuts in the batter and some even throw in chocolate chips. I don’t like mine all dolled up. How do you like yours? Link to the history of Banana Bread

The OFFICIAL February ‘Food Holiday’ list

Posted on February 13, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 13
National Cheddar Day
National Tortellini Day
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
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February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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It’s Official! 2019’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 28, 2019

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2018

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

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 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

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Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


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April 25th is National Zucchini Bread Day!

Posted on April 25, 2018

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Happy National Zucchini Bread Day!

Here are today’s five food finds about Zucchini:

 

  • A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.

 

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  • Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.

 

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  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

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  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.
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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.*
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.
  • 1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.
  • 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

It’s Official! Here’s 2018’s February Food Holidays

Posted on January 31, 2018

february-calendarCanned Food Month
National Chocolate Lovers Month
National Cherry Month 
National Grapefruit Month
National Snack Food Month
National Potato Lovers Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
!st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week
3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend
“Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day)
Daily Holidays

Pork Rind Appreciation Day*
February 8
National Molasses Bar Day
February 12
National Plum Pudding Day
(National PB&J Day)
February 15 
National Gumdrop Day
February 16 
National Almond Day
February 20 
National Cherry Pie Day
 –
February 21 
February 22
February 23 
National Chili Day
National Banana Bread Day
February 27 

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December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2017

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

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 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

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Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


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April 25th is National Zucchini Bread Day!

Posted on April 25, 2017

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Here are today’s five food finds about Zucchini:

 

  • A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.

 

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  • Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.

 

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  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.

 

costata_romanesco_zucchini_and_zucchini_bread

 

  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.
baby_zucchini

 

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.*
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.
  • 1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.
  • 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

December 22nd is National Date Nut Bread Day!

Posted on December 22, 2016

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Here are today’s five food things about dates:

 

A date pit almost 2000 years old was recently sprouted by Israeli researchers.

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 Very few people are allergic to dates.

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The bulk of US dates are grown in Coachella Valley of California.

coachella-valley-view-3-3-1024x617

 The date palm is the national symbol for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

162724-004-5388cb15

The word “date” comes from a Greek word which means finger.

dates-a-fruit-thats-been-around-since-the-dawn-of-civilization-768x423

 

Today’s Food History

1884 John Simpson Chisum died. An American cattle rancher, in 1867 he blazed the Chisum Trail from Paris, Texas to New Mexico. He developed the largest cattle herd in the United States.

1885 La Marcus Thompson of Coney Island, New York was issued a second patent for a gravity switchback railway. This was an improvement on his previous patent issued January 20 the same year. The “Father of the Gravity Ride” had opened a 600 foot roller coaster the previous year. Stomachs would never be the same again.

1938 A coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa. The coelacanth is a primitive fish thought to have been extinct for more than 80 million years. Since then another coelacanth population has been discovered in Indonesia.

1943 Beatrix Potter died. English author of children’s books, her first and most famous story is ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ originally written as an illustrated letter to a sick child.

1985 The largest grouper caught with rod and reel weighed over 436 pounds. It was caught in Destin, Florida.


Check out my book!

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April 25 – National Zucchini Bread Day

Posted on April 25, 2016

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National Zucchini Bread Day

Five Food Finds about Zucchini

  • A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.
  • Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.
  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.*

1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.

1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.

1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

March 2nd is National Banana Cream Pie Day

Posted on March 2, 2016

Five Food Finds about pie in America

  1. Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)
  2. Until the early 1900’s Pie was considered a breakfast food.
  3. In England, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it “a pagan form of pleasure”
  4. “Wet bottom” molasses pie, Shoo-fly pie, were not originally made to eat. They were used to attract flies from the kitchen. They would stick to the pies
  5. Early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins”  Round pies were not common until the early 1800’s.

Daily Quote:
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1799 The first U.S. weights and measures law was passed by Congress. Actually it did not set standards, but rather required the surveyor of each port to test and correct the instruments and weights used to calculate duties on imports. Basically each surveyor was on his own in setting the standards to be tested.
  • 1887 Harry E. Soref was born. Inventor of the laminated steel padlock, founder of the Master Lock Company in 1921. The company became well known in 1928 when it shipped 147,600 padlocks to federal prohibition agents in New York for locking up speakeasies they raided.
  • 1904 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was born. Writer and cartoonist. A few of his childrens books were ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,’ ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!’ and ‘The Butter Battle Book’

February 20th is National Muffin Day

Posted on February 20, 2016

 
Originally today was celebrated as 'National Margarita Day' - worry not it's now February 22

Here are today’s five thing to know about Muffin:

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  3. Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  4. American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  5. The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota. The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist”

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its revised online edition in March 2011.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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April 25 is National Zucchini Bread Day

Posted on April 25, 2015

Here are today’s five things to know about Zucchini Bread

  1. A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  2. The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.
  3. Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.
  4. According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  5. The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Fun Fact:

The world’s largest zucchini on record was 69 1/2 inches long, and weighed 65 lbs. Bernard Lavery of Plymouth Devon, UK, grew the humongous veggie.

Mild bitterness in zucchini, like that in related species like cucumbers, may be result from environmental factors such as high temperature, low moisture, low soil nutrients, etc. The bitterness is caused by compounds called cucurbitacins.

A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.
  • 1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.
  • 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

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February 20 is National Muffin Day

Posted on February 20, 2015

 
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Originally today was celebrated as 'National Margarita Day' - worry not it's now February 22

Here are today’s five thing to know about Muffin:

  1. ‘Muffins’ in the Americas are referred  to baked breads in small tins while “English” Muffins are oven-baked, then cooked in a griddle
  2. The word Muffin likely derives its name from the an Old German word Muffen, the plural of Muffe meaning a small cake,
  3. Muffins come in both savory varieties, such as corn or cheese muffins, or sweet varieties such as blueberry or banana
  4. American muffins are similar to a cupcake in size and cooking methods, the difference, cupcakes almost always are made with cake batter
  5. The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of Minnesota. The corn muffin is the official state muffin of Massachusetts.

Fun Fact:

The term Muffin-top originated as Australian slang in mid-2003. Soon it became popular throughout the English speaking world.

The word roughly “describes the roll of excess flesh spilling out primarily in front but possibly all around ones waist”

The Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its revised online edition in March 2011.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1829 Yuengling Brewery in Pennsylvania opened. It is the oldest brewery still operating in the U.S.
  • 1872 Cyrus W. Baldwin received a patent for an electric elevator. It was installed in the Stephens Hotel in New York City.
  • 1872 Silas Noble and J.Cooley of Massachusetts were issued a patent on a toothpick manufacturing machine.
  • 1872 Luther Childs Crowell of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for a machine which made square bottom paper bags. It is the same basic design still used today.
  • 1890  Hershel Geguzin was born in Lithuania, Known openly in America as a professional impostor and Hollywood restaurateur. He posed as Russian Prince Michael Alexandrovich Dmitri Oblensky Romanoff. Opening Romanoff’s restaurant in Beverly Hills in the 1930s, attracting Hollywood movie stars and millionaires
  • 1985 Clarence Nash died. The original voice of Donald Duck.
  • 2001 Foot-and-mouth disease ravages livestock in Britain in the worst epidemic since 1967. By March it has spread to mainland Europe. Millions of animals are destroyed.
  • 2009 Hershey’s, the largest U.S. candy maker, closed its candy factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. The factory produced among others, the Zagnut, York Peppermint Pattie, and 5th Avenue candy bars. Production was moved to their new factory in Monterey, Mexico.

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April 25 is National Zucchini Bread Day

Posted on April 25, 2014

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Interesting Food Facts about Zucchini Bread

  1. A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  2. The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.
  3. Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.
  4. According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  5. The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Fun Fact:

The world’s largest zucchini on record was 69 1/2 inches long, and weighed 65 lbs. Bernard Lavery of Plymouth Devon, UK, grew the humongous veggie.

Mild bitterness in zucchini, like that in related species like cucumbers, may be result from environmental factors such as high temperature, low moisture, low soil nutrients, etc. The bitterness is caused by compounds called cucurbitacins.

A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.
  • 1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.
  • 1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

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National Zucchini Bread Day

Posted on April 25, 2013

National Zucchini Bread Day

Five Food Finds about Zucchini

  • A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.
  • Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.
  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.

1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.

1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.

1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

April 25 – National Zucchini Bread Day

Posted on April 25, 2012

National Zucchini Bread Day

Five Food Finds about Zucchini

  • A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • The word zucchini comes from ‘zucca’ the Italian word for squash.
  • Biggest is NOT best. The most flavorful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized.
  • According to World’s Healthiest Foods Nutrition info, nutrients and vitamins found in zucchini can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
  • The flower of the zucchini plant is also edible.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1856 Charles Luttwedge Dodgson met a little girl named Alice Liddell. Alice had a penchant for consuming unknown (and apparently psychoactive) food, pills and liquids that she found while exploring a very large rabbit hole.

1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star, was born.

1945 Stu Cook of the music group ‘Creedence Clearwater Revival’ was born.

1959 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened. It connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Its completion opened the heart of Americas industrial and agricultural areas to ocean going vessels for shipping. (The official opening ceremony is June 26)

March 2 – National Banana Cream Pie Day

Posted on March 2, 2012

Five Food Finds about pie in America

  1. Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)
  2. Until the early 1900’s Pie was considered a breakfast food.
  3. In England, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it “a pagan form of pleasure”
  4. “Wet bottom” molasses pie, Shoo-fly pie, were not originally made to eat. They were used to attract flies from the kitchen. They would stick to the pies
  5. Early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffins”  Round pies were not common until the early 1800’s.
Daily Quote:
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”
Jim Davis

February Holidays

Posted on November 10, 2009

Canned Food Month National Chocolate Lovers Month National Cherry Month  National Grapefruit Month National Snack Food Month National Potato Lovers Month Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month National Hot Breakfast Month !st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week 3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend “Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork Rind Day (aka National Pork Rind Appreciation Day) Daily Holidays February 1 National Cake Pops Day National Baked Alaska Day National Dark Chocolate Day February 2 National Tater Tot Day February 3 National Carrot Cake Day February 4  National Homemade Soup Day National Stuffed Mushroom Day Pork Rind Appreciation Day* February 5 World Nutella Day National Frozen Yogurt Day February 6 National Chopsticks Day February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day February 8 National Molasses…

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