Eat your Vegetables Day, Apple Strudel Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 17, 2013

Roaring Fork

★~ Today’s Quote: When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.  ~Chinese Proverb

★~ Eat your Vegetables Day:


Yesterday, we celebrate Fresh Vegetables and today we eat them, If you don’t eat your vegetables you’ll get the plague. At least that’s what my sweet mother always told me. So eat your vegetables and stay plague free!

★~ Apple Strudel Day:

Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel is a lovely layered pastry filled with juicy apples’ sort of like pie, but strudely.The word “strudel” means “vortex” in German, coming from the many layers that swirl around and around the filling. It is also the national food of Austria along with Weinerschnitzel and Tafelspitz. The bakery is the best place to buy you Strudel, unless someone has an easy Strudel recipe the would like to share!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1837 – Charles Goodyear got a patent for rubber, the squishy, bouncy stuff.

♥~ 1871 – Captain Martin Bates and Anna Swan were married in London. It turned out to be a tall order for the couple. He was 7’2″ tall and she was 7’11″ (without her high heels). Imagine the size of the wedding cake!

♥~ 1912 – Talk about long shots: Wishing Ring won at Latonia race track in Kentucky. Most people didn’t even notice because the horse had been a non-performer until then. A $2 wager to win paid an incredible $1,885.50 for a few, very lucky ticket holders.

♥~ 1978 – Shadow Dancing, by Andy Gibb, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts for the first of seven weeks.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1951 – Joe Piscopo comedian, actor: Saturday Night Live, Sidekicks, Wise Guys, Johnny Dangerously

♥~ 1943 – Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus) Grammy Award-winning singer: I Write the Songs [1975]; Mandy, Looks Like We Made It, Can’t Smile Without You, Copacabana

♥~ 1963 – Greg Kinnear – actor:  What Planet Are You From?, Talk Soup, Blankman, Sabrina, As Good As It Gets, You’ve Got Mail, Mystery Men, Nurse Betty

★~ Good to Know:


♥~ Dark green vegetables like spinach have much more Vitamin C than light green veggies such as celery.

♥~ The hotter a chilli pepper is, the healthier it is.

♥~ Keep stored potatoes from sprouting by storing them with a fresh apple.

♥~ Onions and potatoes stored together can accelerate how fast they spoil because of the gas they release. Be sure to store onions and potatoes separately.

♥~ Celery contains around 10 calories — it takes more calories to eat a stalk of celery than it contains, which makes it it a great snack for losing weight fast!

♥~ Cabbage contains as much water as a watermelon, carrots are not far behind by a few percentile.

♥~ Orange carrots did not exist until the Dutch crossed yellow and red carrots in experimentation in the 16th century for the “House of Orange”, the Dutch Royal Family of that time.

♥~ Originally carrots were yellow, red, white and even purple!

♥~ Tomatoes that are stored at room temperatures are more flavorful and nutrient filled than those stored in the refrigerator.

♥~ Smaller zucchini are more flavorful than their larger brothers and sisters.

♥~ Raw veggies can be more appetizing than their cooked counterparts to people who aren’t crazy about vegetables. The flavors of raw veggies can be milder than those of cooked ones. And the texture is crispy, rather than mushy.


★~ Monday Giggle:

Two elderly ladies happen to meet at the market after not seeing one another for some time. After inquiring about each other’s health, one of them asks how the other one’s husband is doing.

“Oh, Ted died last week! He went out to the garden to dig up a cabbage for dinner, had a heart attack and dropped down dead right there in the middle of the vegetable patch!”

“Oh, dear! I’m very sorry.” replied her friend. “What did you do?”

“I opened a can of peas instead.”


Ok, I will resist asking you, “If you could be any vegetable what vegetable would you be?” Although, I’d love to know if you care to share. Instead, I will ask you what your favorite vegetable is? I like most vegetables raw.

Here is a tip for those of you who suffer from canker sores: Eat celery. I’m very prone to canker sores and eating celery (for whatever reason) seems to prevent them better than anything else and soothe them when I do get one. Cole seems to have inherited my canker sore gene and the celery trick works for him too!

Wishing you all a Merry Monday!

12 thoughts on “Eat your Vegetables Day, Apple Strudel Day

  1. Morno,
    Leaving in an hour for Oklahoma. My son decided to go with me so the change in plans complicated things a little. Glad for the company tho, and an extra set of hands will be helpful.
    I’m pretty sure that I would never be a vegetable. I can’t think of a vegetable that I don’t like except turnips and they don’t show up very often.
    have a good one.

    • Good luck Mike. I’m sure your friends will more than appreciate your help and support. Just knowing that you would drop everything to help must mean tons! If we can help let us know…
      Turnips are a strange veggie. I eat them on Thanksgiving a tradition in Joe’s family, but would never fix them or order them any other time of the year.

  2. Love sweet corn on the cob, fresh from the garden. 2nd choice being cabbage…slaw is good. Hate tomatoes, but can’t think of any others that I hate.

    • I hate tomatoes too! Except in sauce and catsup. Don’t you hate it when they sneak one on your burger…makes you want to go home and get a gun…only thing worse is serving me Pepsi and calling it Cole.
      We ate a lot of corn this weekend SO good!

  3. i, too, like raw versions of vegetables over cooked. wasn’t a big vegetable eater as a kid, but revved up consumption & variety in the name of health later on. i pretty much will eat all vegetables as long as they are not spicy. i am a wuss!
    good day!

    • I learned to like salad by picking it out of the salad bowl…I shared this habit with my dad…funny since table manners ruled supreme. To this day, I look at a salad bowl and want to start picking out what I like. Sometimes, I still do depending on who I’m with and how much they love me.
      Not eating spicy food just doesn’t fit my picture of you…I envision you popping whole sports peppers in your mouth. I can relate tho!

  4. Domer and I made Fudge yesterday from my aunt’s recipe, only she left out a few critical things and it didn’t come out so good. Perhaps we won’t ruin fresh veggies today!

    Thanks for letting me travel down Memory Lane with Andy and Barry!

    I’m still a kid when it comes to veggies. I don’t like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, corn, squash, etc. and yes, I do prefer raw to cooked, in most instances.

    Happy Monday Morno!

    • You know the recipe on the back of the carnation condensed can makes a really good fudge. Of-course my mom makes the worlds best fudge ( so-so without nuts 😀 ) Maybe we can talk her into sharing. Sorry about the fail, I’ve been there so many times….
      The benefit to being a grown up is eating what you want…and you seem to balance your diet out without veggies! So there!

  5. Corn on the cob! Also like radishes with butter & salt.
    KB, your canker sores may originate from those little bottles of coke you love! 6 tsp of sugar in each bottle. And sugar can cause canker sores….just sayin…

    • Thanks for just sayin’ always appreciate a heads up but I’ve been getting canker sores since my sweet Mom was in charge of my diet…and she was way ahead of her time when it came to sugar (we think she is really the tooth fairy). My sugar addiction is the bane of her existence. My canker sores are trigger by sour,spicy, and stress. Sometimes it’s worth it tho! A friend gave me pixie sticks for Christmas and I loved each one, but my mouth suffered. BTW I shared your corn tip yesterday and you were our hero! More than one person declared you were brillent! I smiled and took all the credit for knowing you!

  6. My favorite veggie is Lobster. Oh, I guess that’s not really a veggie! I love all veggies but don’t care for cooked spinach, however I love raw spinach. I could sit and eat an entire can of green beans.

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