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Category: Food + Beverage

Happy Guacamole Day!

It doesn’t have any particularly poetic origin, but Guacamole Day is a terrific excuse to indulge in the tastiest of dips. Not only is it a great addition to a savory spread, but it’s also good for you!

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Lemons just seem to be refreshing, no matter what you do with them. Lemonade, lemon vinaigrette, lemon ice cream…you get the picture. Lemon meringue pie is one of the most famous lemon desserts…

Smores

Happy S’Mores Day!

Graham crackers, melted chocolate, and sticky toasted marshmallows, all in one little sandwich—if that doesn’t get you licking your chops, what does? S’mores are one of the most popular North American desserts and practically the quintessential campfire treat. Never tried them? Then S’mores Day is the day for you! Click the heading to read more…

Cut avocado

National Avocado Day

So what is it with this greenish-yellow fruit? While many don’t think of avocado as a fruit, it is actually considered a single-berry fruit. Today, we are celebrating National Avocado Day! From breakfast items to table-side guacamole, there are so many ways to enjoy avocados.

According to the Hass Avocado Board, as of 2015, avocado consumption in the United States doubled since 2005 and quadrupled since 2000. In fact, a whopping 4.25 billion avocados were sold in the U.S. in 2015.

There are many reasons to celebrate National Avocado Day. For one, avocados targeting insulin resistance with heart-healthy fats. They also fight Alzheimer’s with its Omega 3 fatty acids. Another avocado superpower is preventing and repairing damage due to its source of Vitamins C, E, and K.

One of the secret weapons in an avocado is the high oleic acid content. This moisturizing fatty acid helps keep skin soft and hydrated but also supports the regeneration of damaged skin cells reducing redness and irritation. Eat more of this superfruit or cook with avocado oil if you have this type of skin issue.

Many restaurants and food establishments are offering a variety of specials today, including free guacamole at some locations to celebrate.

What’s your favorite way to prepare guacamole? We like to smash down the avocado fork-style, and then add chopped onion, fresh-cut cilantro, and a good splashing of lime juice.

However you enjoy this fruit, make sure to take an extra helping today!

Old fashioned cocktail

Tequila Day

We’re not saying that you have to drink, but if you do, we just wanted you to know that today is #TequilaDay, and for that, we felt like letting you know and sharing a few tidbits of information.

But let’s face it, we all know tequila is synonymous with margarita, but there are many other drinks that can be found with tequila in them as well. The drink pictured above is one that Johann Trasch of Cocktail Bart worked on. This is a Classic Old fashioned-style cocktail featuring Italian amaro, Mexican tequila, and angostura bitters, garnished with a lime wedge.

However, since we are sort of talking about margarita’s too, do you happen to know some of the tales of this popular drink?

There is no definitive answer as to who really invented this drink, but interesting stories abound. One of the earliest stories tells of a wealthy Dallas socialite inventing the drink at a Christmas party in Acapulco in 1948. Tommy Hilton of the Hilton Hotel chain reportedly attended the party and took the recipe home to serve at his hotels. Another suggests that it is merely based on an American drink called the Daisy, which was made with brandy instead of tequila. The Spanish word for “Daisy” is “Margarita”; hence the name.

In any case, this popular drink, made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, plus the trademark salt rim, will bring a touch of the tropics to any get-together.

So there you have it. Remember, if you are going to enjoy an adult beverage, enjoy responsibly and be over 21 years of age.

Photo by Johann Trasch on Unsplash

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