Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today is...
National Apple Pie Day!
Apple pie is the quintessential American dessert! However, apple pie wasn't even invented in the U.S. Rather it was invented in Europe sometime during the 14th century. The first apple pie recipe was printed by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381 in England. The ingredients in the recipe included apples, spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a casing of pastry).
Dutch apple pie recipes date back to the late 15th century. These recipes were similar to the English recipes except they included a scoop of ice cream placed on top of the pie before it was served. This tradition—apple pie à la mode—was eventually brought to America where most people continue to enjoy their apple pie topped with ice cream.
To celebrate National Apple Pie Day, bake a delicious apple pie or pick one up at your local bakery to share with your family. Just don't forget the ice cream!

Today is also National Fruit Cocktail Day

May is National Bike Month & National Hamburger Month & National Strawberry Month

This week is American Craft Beer Week

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      History for May 13th

         1880 - Thomas Edison's first test of the electric railway in Menlo Park.
        1913 - The first 4-engine was aircraft built & flown in Russia by Igor Sikorsky.

         1917 - 3 children witness apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.

         1960 - Free Speech Movement. Berkeley students protest House Un-American Activities.

        1995 - Alison Hargreaves becomes first woman to climb Everest without oxygen.

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