NATIONAL SARDINES DAY

November 24th recognizes these silver little fishes on National Sardines Day. They may not swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor.  While some people are afraid to taste these small, silverfish, others consider sardines a delicious snack enjoyed on their own or with crackers. Sardines are several types …
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Nostalgic November

November often blows in like a hurricane. Other times it lingers like the warmth of the sun. For many, the month fills us with gratitude. It represents family holidays, too. As warm and cozy as November seems to many, others consider the 11th month of the year to be somewhat bleary. But if you look …
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NATIONAL SEAFOOD BISQUE DAY – October 19

Every year on October 19th, National Seafood Bisque Day serves up a hot, delicious meal for seafood lovers. The day celebrates a luxurious bowl of tasty soup made from the catch of the day!  Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy, and highly-seasoned soup of French origin.  Recipes call for a strained broth of crustaceans. Use …
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Opulent October

Seasonal Changes During October, asters bloom and so do chrysanthemums. Their colors often pair well with the pumpkins and gourds collected from gardens. And speaking of pumpkins and gourds, holidays like National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and National Pumpkin Day all offer ways to set the mood.  Since October is a harvest …
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NATIONAL SEAFOOD MONTH – October

National Seafood Month is an annual designation observed in October. Where do we even start with this one?! People all over the world love seafood, and there are about a thousand different ways you can eat it… So really, it’s hard to get sick of. From smoked salmon to buttery lobster tails, to shrimp cocktail, …
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NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – September 26

National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious! Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than …
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AFRICAN WORLD HERITAGE DAY – May 5th

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day offers an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate Africa. Africa is the world’s second-largest continent. Some of the biggest threats facing Africa include climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa’s cultural and natural wonders are at risk of …
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NATIONAL CLAMS ON THE HALF SHELL DAY

National Clams on the Half Shell Day on March 31st offers clam lovers a day to celebrate one of the world’s most unique dishes.  The best variety of hardshell clams (also called Quahogs) for serving on the half-shell is the topneck, but you will find recipes using littlenecks and cherrystone as well. The topnecks run …
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Mar 25 NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY

National Lobster Newburg day on March 25th ushers in a celebration worthy of a sea captain. An American seafood dish, Lobster Newburg includes lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs, and cayenne pepper.  Delmonico’s of New York debut Lobster Newburg in 1876. A sea captain by the name of Ben Wenburg developed the elegant and rich …
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FASTNACHT DAY – Day Before Ash Wednesday

With deep roots in Germany, Fastnacht Day is a pre-Lenten celebration that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. Fastnacht means “fast” and “night” in German. In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Fastnacht represents an entire season of festivities leading up to Shrove Tuesday. The traditions are rooted in the same pre-Lenten celebrations that have taken …
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