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National Peach Melba Day – January 13

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National Peach Melba Day Quote of the Day: The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself. Dame Nellie Melba Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world-famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. Peach Melba History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900...

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National Hot Toddy Day – January 11

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Food, Food Blog, Hot Toddy, Hot Toddy Origin, hot toddy recipes, January 2018 Food Holidays, January Food Holidays, January National Food Holidays, National Hot Toddy Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | 0 comments

National Hot Toddy Day – January 11   Quote of the Day: An ounce of Canadian Club or Jack Daniels Black, an ounce of hot water, a teaspoon of lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. It’s called a Hot Toddy and is an old Southern cold/flu remedy. Dave Matthews Today is National Hot Toddy Day and it’s a welcome drink in the United States where temperatures have plummeted into the low double or single digits. For those with the sniffles the old adage – make a hot toddy, get a good night’s sleep and you’ll feel better tomorrow may very well be true. Where did the Hot Toddy Originate? The word “toddy” comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean “a beverage made of alcoholic liquor...

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National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Bestselling historical romance, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Food, Food Blog, January 2018 Food Holidays, Leisure Lifestyle Blogging, National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Valentine’s Day | 0 comments

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day Quote of the Day: Sometimes a girl’s gotta have some chocolate! Carrie Underwood Today is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day honoring a traditional dessert confection. These chocolate candies are most popular during the Christmas holidays and as gifts on Valentine’s Day. Today’s holiday has a twilight feeling – somewhere between the two special events. But – chocolate covered cherries deserve their own special day. After all, this delicious syrupy candy has to be good for you? Chocolate is an antioxidant-rich superfood with numerous health benefits; good for the heart, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces stress just to name a few and cherries are fruits. When we think of chocolate covered cherries the cherry cordials with their gooey liquid filling often including cherry liqueur comes to mind. Other variations include chocolate covered candied cherries...

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