MARCH 30, 2018 – POPPY SEEDS

When thinking of poppy seeds, I think of the red poppy flower.  Which is right, because that is where they come from.  Have you heard that the seeds is what they make Opium from? Well, that is not entirely true; although there is a tiny bit of opiate in the seed.  Opium is not made […]

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NATIONAL HOT CHICKEN DAY!!!

Hmm, hot chicken!!  Is that a chicken that has been out in the sun too long?  Don’t we all eat chicken that is hot, except when it is chicken salad? So, apparently Hot Chicken is a type of Fried Chicken.  Who knew! It’s generally accepted that the originator of hot chicken is the family of […]

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MARCH 22, 2018 – PEPPER

Pepper… Archaeological evidence of people using pepper goes back to at least 2000 BC in India. We usually think of pepper as being the black spice we keep on the table.  Did you know that there are at least 5 different types? Black Peppercorns- This is what we are used to seeing on a daily basis […]

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NATIONAL WATER DAY!!!!

Hmm, while not a “food”, water should be a very important part of our diets.  Personally, I try to make it a point to drink 100oz of water a day.  My husband calls me a “wateraholic”, because of the amount of water I drink.  How many ounces of water do you drink a day? Over […]

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MARCH 21, 2018 – PARSLEY

Parsley history, folklore and early medicinal uses include connections to death & poison.  Much of the folklore surrounding parsley can be probably attributed to a look-alike plant called fool’s parsley that is actually deadly.  Fools parsley contains poisonous alkaloids and even a small amount can lead to serious poisoning, and a larger amount can be fatal. Common […]

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NATIONAL CRUNCHY TACO DAY!!!

Personally, I don’t like crunchy tacos; they are messy.  I prefer soft tacos, but that is not what this is about! 😦  Tacos don’t have to be made with beef, they can be chicken, beef, fish or shrimp. Founder, Glenn Bell, first opened the chain “Del Tacos,” a hot dog and taco franchise. He was […]

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MARCH 20, 2018 – PAPRIKA

Paprika is one of those items that is always in a spice cabinet. It has many uses; it can be used to season a dish, to decorate and beautify a plate, and of course to add color to a meal — or to even dye eggs and cloth!! People often confuse Paprika and Chili Powder.  Paprika […]

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