Archive for the ‘Food Festivals’ Category

April 27th: Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice

April 27, 2011

There are dozens of delicious types of pies around the world – which can make it difficult for people to choose which one they want to eat! Today the decision is easy though because it is National Blueberry Pie Day.

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Blueberry pie is a sweet pie that can be filled with fresh or frozen blueberries, blueberry filling, or even blueberry custard. It is one of the more popular pie flavors in the United States. Blueberry pies are also quite common at summer picnics and July 4th celebrations when blueberries are in season.

Did you know that Maine produces more blueberries than any other state? In fact, Maine produces 25% of all low bush blueberries in North America. That makes this New England state the largest producer of blueberries in the world!

Head to your favorite bakery or make your own tasty Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie to enjoy on National Blueberry Pie Day!

Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie

April 27, 2011

Blueberry lovers are sure to enjoy this mouthwatering deep-dish pie

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Today is National Cherry Cheesecake day = April 23rd

April 23, 2011

Today we celebrate two great holidays: National Cherry Cheesecake Day and National Picnic Day! Take advantage of the spring weather for an outdoor get together. Grab the blankets, sandwiches and fruit… and don’t forget dessert! Here are 121 recipes for Cherry cheesecake

August 19: National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

August 18, 2010

Take a break from the heat today to observe National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Soft Serve ice cream is a treat found in fast food restaurants, on buffet dessert bars, and in ice cream parlors. It can be served on a sugar cone, in a waffle cone, as a part of a specialty dessert like a banana split, or in a bowl. It may be dipped in chocolate, or covered with a topping like sprinkles or crushed cookies.Soft ice cream can be served in a variety of flavors.

Celebrations for National Soft Ice Cream Day may include a trip to the local ice cream shop which serves the treat or a visit to a buffet style restaurant like Golden Corral which offers soft serve ice cream as a dessert. A soft serve ice cream product can be made at home using a machine specifically for sorbet, yogurt, or soft serve


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Watermelon fun

July 22, 2010

With a bit of creativity and a sharp knife you can make one of these fun “fruit bowls” for your next picnic, potluck or party

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Fresh Cherry Pie

July 20, 2010

If you ‘ve never eaten a fresh cherry pie, you ‘re in for a treat with this recipe. It ‘sa bit of work to pit the cherries, but once this is done, you will love it

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National Ice Cream Month

July 12, 2010

Celebrate your favorite ice cream flavors during the entire month of July! Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month in 1984. He also appointed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Reagan recognized the popularity of ice cream in the United States (90% of the nation’s population consumes ice cream) and stated that these two events should be observed with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

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Stockton Asparagus Festival

April 24, 2010

The 25th Annual Stockton Asparagus Festival kicked off Friday with good weather forecast for its three day run.

Every year, the event raises money for some 100 area charities and this year, organizers hope to raise over $350,000.

There’s live music, a crafts show, some 70 food vendors and 100 speciality merchandise vendors as well as a celebrity chef cooking show.  But the most popular item of all is the asparagus — especially the deep fried asparagus!

Over 45,000 pounds of asparagus is expected to be sold with 45,000 orders for deep fried asparagus, some 9,000 asparagus tri-tip sandwiches, 4,000 asparagus burritos and 8,000 dishes of asparagus pasta.

Oh, and don’t forget the “aspara” ice cream!

The festival is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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