Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Today is...
National Strawberries and Cream Day!
The simple combination of fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream has been a popular dish for centuries. In fact, in medieval England it was customary for newlyweds to enjoy strawberries and soured cream for their wedding breakfast.
The strawberry is the first fruit to ripen every spring and each refreshing bite contains high levels of Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium. If you’re feeling experimental, there are many interesting variations on the classic strawberries and cream recipe. Try flavoring your whipped cream with amaretto liqueur or substituting a combination of fat-free sour cream and brown sugar instead. For a more elaborate dessert, put together a trifle with alternating layers of fruit, cream, and a sweet pastry such as ladyfinger cookies. For more ideas, check out these recipes for stuffed strawberries.
To celebrate National Strawberries and Cream Day, head to a local farm and pick your own fresh strawberries as a fun spring activity for the whole family. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a delicious snack of strawberries and cream at home!

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

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      History for May 21st

         1804 - Lewis & Clark Expedition begins.
        1819 - The first bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC.

         1925 Canadians allow the selling of beer.

         1945 - Lauren Bacall weds Humphrey Bogart.

        1964 - The first nuclear-powered lighthouse is put into operation in Chesapeake Bay.

"A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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