Pages Navigation Menu

Travel, Food, Music

National Cotton Candy Day 2017

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Amazon Gift Ideas, Carolyn M. Bowen Cross-Ties Book, Celebrating National Food Holidays, Daily Food Holidays, Daily National Food Holidays, December 2017: National Food Holidays, December National Food Holidays, Food, Food & Travel Blog, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holiday History, Food Holidays USA, National Cotton Candy Day, National Cotton Candy Day 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog, Travel-Food-Entertainment, U.S. Holidays, USA National Food Holidays | 0 comments

National Cotton Candy Day 2017 Today is National Cotton Candy Day! Just whispering the words releases the thoughts of sugary fairy dust floating like a cloud through the sky. Cotton candy when first invented was a magical treat beyond the reach of many due to its intensive labor cost. Brief History Cotton Candy was once too expensive for the average household. This magical treat was reserved for the super-rich until modern machinery technology provided access for the masses. Today, the average person can taste this sweet confection at fairs, carnivals, festivals, and at home. Who Invented Cotton Candy? The origin of cotton candy is still debated today. Some sources trace its creation to a form of spun sugar found in Europe in the 19th century. Others suggest it originated in Italy as early as the 15th century. Whose Creation...

Read More

Nashville Calling….

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Food & Entertainment Blog, Music, Paul J. Constantine, Roadtrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, Travel-Food-Entertainment, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nashville Calling….

Quote for Today: Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Pat Conroy Today is Entertainment Wednesday, a day to showcase talented singer/song-writers and bands that we think you might want to hear about. Today’s featured singer/songwriter is Paul J. Constantine, Jr. from Hayesville, North Carolina. Dr. Paul has a healthy touring schedule across the Southern United States. Other times, he can be found in residence at Brutus Hollar cooking up some new tunes and some of his favorite recipes. Paul specializes in music tinged with country, soul, and R&B. He is one of the most versatile singer/song-writers around and Nashville has caught notice. Coming up, February 4th, Paul will be at The Judges Vinegaroon joining Sam Cooper for Paul Wilmet’s Songwriter Showcase. There will be no cover, free parking, and BBQ available. Next, he will be appearing...

Read More

Wired and Sedated at the Same Time…

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Food, Food Blog, International Food Holidays, Ireland, Irish Coffee Recipe, National Food Holiday, Recipes, Roadtrips R Us, Today in Food History, Travel, Travel and Food Blog, Travel Blog, Travel-Food-Entertainment | Comments Off on Wired and Sedated at the Same Time…

Quote for Today: I missed my flight and I don’t care.  Anonymous National Irish Coffee Day 2013 is here and I am sure everyone has their favorite recipes and here is mine. This is a non-traditional Irish Coffee and even though I do not drink it myself, I have given it to others who have loved it. Beware it is iced. Irish Coffee Recipe (non-traditional) Ingredients You need strong coffee. Either make double espresso if you have the means or load up your coffee maker with triple the coffee and half the water. A little (1 tsp) salt and a pinch of nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon are very good.     Procedure 1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey of your choice – Bushmills, Jameson, etc. add this to your mug first. 1-2 ounces – Heavy cream, coffee creamer (Hazelnut, French Vanilla) or ice...

Read More

Life on the Homestead

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille, Dr. Paul Constantine, entertainment, Entertainment Blog, Mercier Orchards, Music, North Georgia, Roadtrips R Us, RoadTrips R Us, Travel & Food Blog, Travel-Food-Entertainment | Comments Off on Life on the Homestead

Quote for Today: Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence Life on the Homestead Guest Blogger:  Singer-songwriter, Paul (Dr. Paul) Constantine, Jr. Autumn brings out the squirrel in me. I want to gather food (or nuts, if you wanna keep the squirrel thing going) and get the root cellar stocked up. We grow a lot of vegetables up here on Brutus Hollar, mostly in raised beds, but a few things in the ground, like raspberries, blueberries, grapes, some yet to mature fruit trees, and winter squash. Pumpkins, acorn, butternut and bonbon squashes run free on the bottom of our garden. The berries have long been turned into jam or frozen, at least the ones that made it back up the hill and into the kitchen. But autumn brings on the apples, figs, the last...

Read More