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June 17, 2013
★~ 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 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:
♥~ 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.
♥~ 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!