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The breed of hen determines the color of the shell. Breeds with white feathers and ear lobes lay white eggs; breeds with red feathers and ear lobes lay brown eggs.

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• American Cheese Month
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• Fair Trade Month
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• National Apple Month
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• National Spinach-Lovers' Month
• National Toilet Tank Repair Month
• National Tomato Month
• Non-GMO Month
• Squirrel Awareness Month
• Vegetarian Awareness Month
• {Celiac Disease Awareness Month is now celebrated by all major organizations in MAY}

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DAILY Trivia Questions are below


“Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.”
Lewis Mumford, urban planner (1895-1990)

Food Holidays - Today is:

• National Nut Day (Nut Trivia & Facts)

• UK: Bramley Apple Pie Week  (Oct 20-26, 2014)
National Chestnut Week (Oct 12-25, 2014)
• UK: Seed Gathering Season (Sept 23-Oct 23, 2014)


On this day in:

1843 Stephen Moulton Babcock was born. He developed a test to measure the fat content of milk, which which helped improve the quality of commercial dairy production. (Dairy Cattle Trivia & Facts)

1896 Charles Glen King was born. King was a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He extracted and isolated it from lemon juice.
(Vitamin C Trivia)

1897 Ettore "Hector" Boiardi was born (died June 21, 1985).  Better known as Chef Boyardee.
(Short Biography of Chef Boyardee)

1904 The Russian Baltic Fleet mistook some British fishing trawlers in the North Sea for Japanese Navy forces and fired on them.  Three British fishermen were killed, and the incident almost led to war between Britain and Russia.

1907 Ringling Brothers circus bought Barnum & Bailey Circus.

1943 Henry Parsons Crowell died (born 1855).  Founder of Quaker Oats Company in 1901. (Oat Facts & Trivia)

1981 The FDA approved the artificial sweetener Aspartame (NutraSweet) for tabletop use.
(Aspartame Facts & Trivia)

1990 Scientists report that the Aral Sea has shrunk by 2/3rds, falling more then 45 feet in depth in the past 30 years. Soviet irrigation policies had destroyed what was once the world's 4th largest fresh water sea.  In June 2004, scientists predicted the sea would vanish within 15 years. (Water Facts & Trivia)

2009 Comedian 'Soupy Sales' (Milton Supman) died today (born Jan 8, 1926).  Best known for his children's TV show 'Lunch with Soupy Sales.'  Most of his routines ended with Soupy receiving a pie in the face.


October 21-25  NC Yam Festival - Tabor City, North Carolina
October 22-26, 2014  Yambilee Festival - Opelousas, Louisiana
October 25  9th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest - Orlando, Fla
October 25  Food & Wine Fest - Fredericksburg, Texas
October 25-26  19th Vegetarian Food Festival - Boston, Mass.
October 26  Tailgate & BBQ Festival - Spring Valley, California
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1) "X" was a surveyor, school teacher, newspaper publisher, inventor and businessman. As an early pioneer settler in Texas he made the first topographical map of Texas, and in 1838 he surveyed and laid out the site of Galveston. He developed a meat biscuit in 1851, and after several failed attempts, finally developed a method to make another new product in 1853. A product that scientific experts said was impossible to make!
   He had to work hard to convince the U.S. Patent Office to grant him a patent, but he finally obtained one in 1856. His first attempts to market this new product ended in business failure, but finally with financial backing from a wholesale grocer, Jeremiah Milbank, he founded a new company which eventually became the largest of its kind.
What is "X's" name, and what product did he invent?

2) What is a nectarine?

3) What is the key ingredient in 78% of American’'s favorite recipes?

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This website is dedicated to:
· Gladys Ehler, my mother, who taught me patience and how to make Sauerbraten (it is still my favorite)
· Edward Ehler, my father, who taught me a love of books and history.
· Cpl. Thomas E. Saba, my nephew.  Died in action on Feb. 7, 2007 in Iraq.  He was 30 yrs. young.

          Chef James



The bite and aroma of the horseradish root are almost absent until it is grated or ground. During this process, as the root cells are crushed, volatile oils known as isothiocyanate are released.  Vinegar stops this reaction and stabilizes the flavor.  For milder horseradish, vinegar is added immediately.

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The first cattle ranch in the US was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island, New York.

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS: The first printed reference in English is from 1796 in 'Plain and Easy Introduction to Gardening' by Charles Marshall.

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