Apparently, it's all about green today

It’s National Pickle Day and National Guacamole Day. I suppose since ‘being green’ is the new buzzword phrase that everyone is throwing down- even computer software, which makes me think ‘What the heck is ‘green’ software?’- naturally having a green food day is apropos. Think pickles and you think cucumbers, you don’t think ‘process’ but […]

Obscure but delicious

When I was researching all these food holidays I recognized all but one of the foods on the calendar and the more I looked over the recipes for this particular item, the more I bounced back and forth between just wanting to talk about it, and wanting to stick my neck out and actually prepare […]

Tuesday's a good day for a Sundae

You would think that having a national holiday involving ice cream might be a great idea in, say July or some other typically hot month, but no…’s November 11th, and along with Veteran’s Day, today is National Ice Cream Sundae Day. It’s surprising what you come across when you research food holidays, like the official […]

Even the best of intentions leave us with 'Meh'

I fully intended to get into National Scrapple Day, learn about a new food and tell you all the meritable aspects of it, but what fell onto my plate did little else but make me eye the trash can and wish it was a different food holiday. Sorry about that, but I guess that I […]

Jazzin' on caffeine and a good laugh

In my endless research on food holidays and/or food facts to discuss for 30 days, I came across a site called Learn Something New Today and discovered some rather silly and inane things about food. So before we get to National Cappuccino Day and National Harvey Wallbanger Day, let’s have a chuckle. Since it is […]

It is an election day, but here it's all about the food.

It’s National Chicken Day and National Candy Day. Oh the possibilities. And according to those who insist on making everything about the bizarre, it’s also Waiting for the Barbarians Day, but I don’t think you want me to talk about that in terms of food-relatedness. That would be gross. AND, if that’s not enough- these […]

The incredible Deviled Egg

November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day; the humble little creamy filled hand held appetizer. So what makes it devilish? Also called Eggs Mimosa, the deviled egg is a common dish in the USA, France and Hungary, and is known as Russian Eggs in Germany, but the origin claims to be from Ancient Rome. After […]

Black Bean and Corn Relish

Black Bean and Corn Relish by Kate 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed well 2 c. frozen corn, thawed (or use the kernels from 2-3 fresh ears to make enough) 1 avocado, diced 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, diced 1-2 t. fresh grated lime zest Juice of half a lime 1 T. cumin Salt […]

Curried Lentils w/Sweet Potato and Chard

Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard Yield: 8 to 10 side-dish servings; 6 main-course servings. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded if […]