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National Apricot Day – January 9

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Amazon Gifts, China, Food, Food & Beverage History, Food Blog, Food Facts, Food History, Food Holiday, Food Holiday History, Food Holidays USA, Food Inspiration, Food Photo Contests, Food Quote, History of the Apricot, National Apricot Day, National Apricot Day – January 9, national food holidays usa, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Apricot Day – January 9 Quote of the Day: The only thing better than this is an apricot in Damascus, meaning “it doesn’t get any better than this”. Turkish expression Today is National Apricot Day in the United States. This golden healthy fruit is enjoyed fresh, canned and dried. History of the Apricot The apricot has a long – long history dating back 4,000 years ago to China where the first tree was planted and nurtured into what became groves of apricot trees. The Chinese associate the apricot with education and medicine. For instance, the classical word 杏 壇 (literally: “apricot altar”) which means “educational circle”, is still widely used in written language. The association with medicine comes from the common use of apricot kernels as a component in traditional Chinese medicine. The apricot tree loved to travel. It...

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National Bean Day

Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Bean History, Bean Recipe, Bean Trivia, Bestselling crime fiction, Dining, Easy Food Recipes, Easy Recipes by Chef Thomas Jones, Easy Recipes by Chef TJ, ecommerce, Food, Food Blog, Food Holiday Recipes, Food Holidays USA, Food Photo Contests, Food Quote, January Food Holidays, National Bean Day, National Food & Beverage Day, National Food & Beverage Holidays USA, National Food History, National Food Holiday, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holiday History, national food holidays today, Online Shopping, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Bean Day 2018 Quote of the Day: Whole foods like grains and beans release their sugar very, very slowly because of the fiber in them, and they don’t give you a sugar rush. They feed your cells as needed, and as a result, you have loads of stable energy that powers you through the day. Kathy Freston National Bean Day Today is National Bean Day in the United States. Beans were an important source of protein throughout Old and New World history and still is today. Bean History The word “bean” and its Germanic cognates (e.g., Bohne) have existed in common use when referring to the broad beans and other pod-borne seeds since the 12th century. The oldest-known domesticated beans in the Americas were found in Guitarrero Cave, an archaeological site in Peru, and dated to around the...

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Readers’ Choice Award ~ January 2018 Food Holidays

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Food Photo Contests, photo contest, Readers' Choice Award, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, Travel, Travel & Food Blog | 0 comments

Readers’ Choice Award ~ January 2018 You’ve probably noticed – we love national food holidays. I know our blogging is a tell-tale sign. (Smiles) The excitement of waking to a bright new day and the joy of celebrating food with some trivia thrown in is a winner. Readers’ Choice Award To share in the fun, we invite you to select your favorite January holiday and snap a photo of the holiday food. Get creative and submit your photo for a chance to win the Readers’ Choice Award – $50 Amazon Gift Card. Note: Submit your January Food Holiday photo anytime through midnight January 31, 2018. How to enter Follow our blog and like us on Facebook  Tag your photo and post it on our Facebook page Winner will be announced February 1! Think about it – when was the last time you were offered a chance to...

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