August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is […]

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[1] An IPA and some of the hops (at left) used to brew it (photo courtesy Homebrewers Association). [2] The “official” IPA glass designed by Spielgau, a subsidiary of Riedel, known for designing glassware that best shows off a particular style of beer or type of wine. Here’s more about it (photo courtesy KegWorks). [3] […]

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[1] Make and decorate cheesecake pops (photo courtesy Pure Cheesecakes). [2] First, bake a cheesecake. [3] Next, scoop balls of cheesecake. [4] Add sticks, and get ready to decorate (photos 2-4 courtesy Safe Eggs | Chantel Arsenault).   You can bake or buy a cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day, July 30th. Or you can turn […]

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July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day. Mankind has been eating chicken wings since the first chicken was caught. Chickens were domesticated from the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), possibly crossed with the Grey Junglefowl. Both are members of the pheasant family. Back in the day before man settled down to farming and animal husbandry, some […]

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