Nov 302013
 
03: National Carrot Day

February 3rd is National Carrot Day. It’s time to pay homage to the carrot. The carrot is a root vegetable. Though the most common color today is orange, the first colors were white, purple, and yellow. Carrots were first used for medicinal purposes, everything from soothing burns to easing menstrual cramps. Carrots are used in most cuisines, […]

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Feb 292012
 
03: National Raspberry Popover Day

May 3rd is National Raspberry Popover Day. A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter. It is the American version of England’s Yorkshire pudding. The name comes from the batter swelling and popping over the pan. You could make regular popovers and fill them with fresh raspberry or try Raspberry Butter. […]

 February 29, 2012  Posted by at 10:30 am 05 May Tagged with: , , , ,  Comments Off on 03: National Raspberry Popover Day
Feb 292012
 
08: National Coconut Cream Pie Day

May 8th is National Coconut Cream Pie Day. Coconut cream pies are filled with a coconut-flavored custard or pudding and topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut, and served cold. Coconut Cream Pie 3/4 cup cornstarch 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups milk, scalded 2 eggs, beaten 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons margarine […]

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Feb 292012
 
National Apple Pie Day

May 13 and December 3 are both National Apple Pie Days. Apple pie is typically a double crust pie served either hot or cold. It may be served plain, topped with ice cream, whipped cream, double cream, or custard. The earliest known recipe for apple pie is from 1381 England. The ingredients required were good […]

 February 29, 2012  Posted by at 9:24 am 05 May, 12 December Tagged with: , , ,  Comments Off on National Apple Pie Day
Feb 282012
 
03: National Carrot Cake Day

February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day. Carrot cake is a sweet, spicy cake made with grated carrots. The carrots soften as they cook creating a moist, dense dessert. Carrots have a lot of natural sugar and have been added to desserts since medieval times. Popular additions to this cake include nuts, raisins, pineapple, and […]

 February 28, 2012  Posted by at 4:39 pm 02 February Tagged with: , , , , ,  Comments Off on 03: National Carrot Cake Day
Feb 282012
 
23: National Banana Bread Day

February 22nd is National Banana Bread Day. Banana bread is a sweet, almost cake-like, quick bread. The modern banana bread is believed to come about during the 18th century when housewives began experimenting with pearlash. Pearlash is refined potash that produces carbon-dioxide in the bread which leavens the bread immediately. Baking soda has since replace pearlash. Banana […]

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Feb 282012
 
23: National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 23rd is National Rhubarb Pie Day. Rhubarb is an herbaceous perennial plant. It has short, thick edible rhizomes (stems) and large toxic leaves. The stalks are commonly used to make tarts and pies. Rhubarb and strawberries is a popular combination (National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is June 9th.) Though rhubarb is technically a vegetable, in the United […]

 February 28, 2012  Posted by at 10:54 am 01 January Tagged with: , , , ,  Comments Off on 23: National Rhubarb Pie Day
Feb 282012
 
13: National Peach Melba Day

January 13th is National Peach Melba Day. Peach Melba was created in the late 1800s by French chef Escoffier for Dame Nellie Melba, a popular Australian opera singer. Originally it featured an ice swan filled with peaches on a river of ice cream and topped with spun sugar. For the the opening of the Carlton […]

 February 28, 2012  Posted by at 10:25 am 01 January Tagged with: , , , ,  Comments Off on 13: National Peach Melba Day
Feb 262012
 
Carrot Festivals

The carrot is celebrated in several countries around the world. Most of the festivals include cook-offs, carrot displays, parades, and carnivals. January 18th: The Holtville Annual Carrot Festival, Holtville, California, 2012 marked its 65th festival January: The Purple Carrot Fayre, Castro Verde, Portugal May: Echols Annual Carrot Festival, Echols County, Georgia, USA 1st weekend in June: Beypazarı Havuç, Güveç, […]

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