Posts Tagged: Food Holiday
Coloring eggs for spring celebrations is a time-honored tradition that crosses many cultures and faiths. According to Farmers' Almanac, the ancient Egyptians gave each other colored eggs to celebrate spring’s arrival. So did the Persians before them. The egg is often viewed as a symbol of rebirth. According to the Feasts of Feasts website, “It was customary in ancient times to go and gather different colored eggs from the nests of a variety of birds. Some suggest that may be what gave rise to egg hunts and dyeing of eggs, for people were imitating the tinted eggs of wild birds, and mimicking the colors of spring with its array of pastel flowers and blossoms in bloom.” Farmers' Almanac says the Pennsylvania Dutch carried the egg-coloring Read More >
February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It's getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It's been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately. Buttermilk Pancakes Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my pj's. Fresh buttermilk is the secret Read More >
Passover begins tonight (Monday, April18) at sunset and will continue for eight days until April 26. Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays and is probably the most food-centric. It starts with people gathering for the traditional seder meal and continues on throughout the week with family meals of matzo, hard-boiled eggs, fruits and vegetables, and treats such as macaroons and homemade candies. For the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaten, making Matzo (flat unleavened bread) the primary symbol of the holiday. That also means that many people celebrating the holiday stock up on eggs since most Passover desserts rely on eggs for leavening, instead of flour, making sponge cakes popular every year during this week. Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell Read More >
We’re pleased to share a post from More is More Mom, Vanessa Nunley. As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about………more lickin’ the brownie batter bowl! When we were married, Chuck and I received a lovely cake plate and dome as a wedding gift. For nearly 21 years, it has found a home in our kitchen; on the island, the table or the counter, and I always keep it filled with tasty and delicious baked goods. Over the years, our family has so enjoyed the memories made from sharing these treats that I now frequently present newlyweds with a cake plate and dome of their very own. Amanda has always been a wonderful mother’s helper. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s perfectly capable of Read More >
February 3, 2011 welcomes in the Year of the Rabbit which is supposed to bring good luck, a life style to be leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved. A natural fit for spending time making good food at home, or enjoying long meals with family and friends. Longevity, fortune and kindness, simple values but symbolic of a culture and cuisine. What are these principles and what do they have to do with food? These principles go hand in hand with this years Chinese zodiac; the year of the Rabbit. Chinese tradition and the philosophy of the Chinese zodiac coincide with food as part of a cultural experience; the sign of the rabbit references a philosophical viewpoint that life should be Read More >
There is nothing like homemade ice cream, so even though it is freezing in the Chicagoland area, Safest Choice™ celebrated Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying this Strawberry Ice Cream like Ben and Jerry's recipe found on Food.com. Since most homemade ice cream recipes call for eggs, and many of those don't cook the eggs, it's a good idea to use Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs. I followed the recipe exactly, even using a Donvier ice cream maker. If you have the time I recommend letting the strawberries sit longer than an hour so you have more strawberry syurp. If you do so, the amount of milk added may need to be reduced. Enjoy your own bowl of strawberry ice cream today too!
World Egg Day was declared as the second Friday in October during an International Egg Commission conference in Vienna, in 1996. According to the International Egg Commission website, the date is meant to be a “unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the world. At Safest Choice we love an opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. A widely available food that is relatively inexpensive, contains 12 percent of the recommended daily value of protein, is packed with nutrients, vitamins and is low calories deserves a day of celebration! Eggs are also extremely versatile making them a perfect ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert. This ensures that an egg Read More >