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August 16 is National Rum Day

This would have been fun to do with a Port blended drink!

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Where has all the rum gone?

We’ve got it at Foodimentary!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum

  1. Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  2. Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  3. When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  4. In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  5. Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Rum / drink, eat…

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August 18 is National Ice-Cream Pie Day

I’m going to make it up to my taste buds with a few of these once we get settled into our new place.

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Ice Cream and Pie? Yes Please!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Ice Cream 

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2. A cow has only 1 stomach with 4 areas where food is digested: the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and the abdomen.
  3. The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5. Sorbet, has no milk at all!

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Today’s Pinterest Board Ice-Cream Pie, all good of course

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Today’s Food History

  • 1850 Honore de Balzac died. French author. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs. When he finally took a break…

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August 19 is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

Soft Serve Ice Cream Day! My goodness I would love to have some of this today but, right now moving is more important. Do enjoy the Post from Foodimentary though!

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Ice Cream Cones

‘Soft Serve’ was originally called ‘Instant Ice cream’

Here are today’s 5 amazing Ice Cream facts:

  1. An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
  2.  The first ice cream recipe was handwritten in the recipe book of Lady Anne Fanshawe in 1665
  3. Chocolate ice cream was invented long before vanilla, and the first documented recipe for it appeared in the book The Modern Steward, published in Italy in 1692.
  4. In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
  5.  The Häagen-Dazs brand was established by two Americans – Reuben and Rose Mattus – and the name was made up to sound Danish and sophisticated. The Danish language does not actually use umlauts.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary Takes on Desserts

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August 9 is National Rice Pudding Day

I’ve never had rice pudding and don’t want to change that… what about you?

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Did you know?

Rice pudding is considered the world’s most popular dessert.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Rice Pudding:

  1. Hundreds of millions of the poor spend half to three fourths of their incomes on rice and only rice.
  2. Rice is the staple diet of half the world’s population.
  3. More than 90 percent of the world’s rice is grown and consumed in Asia, where people typically eat rice two or three times a daily.
  4. Rice farming has been traced back to around 5,000 BC.
  5. To plow 1 hectare of land in the traditional way, a farmer and his water buffalo must walk 80 km.

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Today’s Pinterest Board:  Rice / Hundreds of interesting dishes

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Today’s Food History

  • 1593 Isaak Walton was born. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It…

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August 10 is National S’Mores Day

I missed this one on purpose because it’s my weakness … S’mores and Rocky Road Ice Cream!!!!!!!!

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S’more Please!

Today’s Chocolate,  graham crackers, and marshmallows facts:

  1. The Hershey Company makes more than 373 million HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate bars a year.  That’s enough to make 746 million S’mores!
  2. HONEY MAID Graham Crackers were introduced in 1925 and are the leading brand of Graham Crackers in the U.S.
  3. Every HONEY MAID Graham Cracker is made with the goodness of 5 grams of whole grain per serving and real honey.
  4. Americans buy around 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.
  5. Did you know? S’mores were ‘invented’ by the Girl Scouts

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Today’s Pinterest :Amazing S’mores recipes

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Today’s Food History

  • 1833 Chicago, Illinois, was incorporated as a village, its population was about 200.
  • 1889 Dan Rylands patented a screw cap for bottles. He was employed at the Hope Glass Works, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
  • 1917 Clara Peller was born. She is the actress who is famous for her Wendy’s TV commercial,

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Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 3

See… everybody is talking about these damn fries!

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We’re back with another edition of Longreads’ Best of WordPress: below are 10 outstanding stories from across WordPress, published over the past month.

You can find Vol. 1 and 2 here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for all of our daily reading recommendations.

Publishers, writers, keep your stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads.


1. The Great Forgetting (Kristin Ohlson, Aeon)

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Why do we suffer from “childhood amnesia”? We lack the ability to recall memories from the first three or four years of our lives, and we have “a paucity of solid memories until around the age of seven.”

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2. The Mecca in Decline (Jordan Conn, Grantland)

Why doesn’t New York City produce elite NBA talent like it used to?

Years ago, New York’s playgrounds and high…

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