United States

Maple Syrup & Making The Grade

November 5, 2018

Prior to 2014, U.S. states and Canadian provinces each had separate systems for grading their maple syrup. The objective was to quantify the syrup’s distinct range of colors and flavors as the sugaring season progressed. Early in the season, sap tends to yield a lighter, more delicate syrup with vanilla...

Quick Breads

September 9, 2016

Quick Breads For mouth-watering breads that don’t require a lot of time, turn to quick breads. By using baking powder, baking soda, steam, or air instead of yeast to leaven dough. An advantage of quick breads is their ability to be prepared quickly and reliably, without requiring time-consuming skilled labor...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo‏

May 5, 2016

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) has become a lively and fun commemoration of Mexican culture. The history behind Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war (1861-1867). Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in...

Honoring All Veterans On This Veterans Day

November 11, 2015

HONORING ALL VETERANS ON THIS VETERANS DAY 2015 Today, and every day, we thank you. I honor my father, who was in the Air Force stationed in Morocco, which is where my parents met and my life began. I honor all of those who have served (and continue to serve)...

Lambert’s Cove Cranberry Bog

September 16, 2015

The Vineyard Open Land Foundation maintains an organic cranberry bog in the hills of Lambert’s Cove. The bog is a rarity because only about 1 percent of the U.S. and Canada’s cranberries are grown organically. Old wooden machines are still used to harvest, winnow, and sort the berries. “Work With...

Flag Day

June 14, 2015

Flag Day In America, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the United States flag, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date. Congress adopted “the American continental...

Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

In Remembrance Of Those Who Protect Us!

The Origins Of Easter Symbols

March 31, 2013

The Origins Of Easter Symbols Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, but is also associated with popular symbols such as eggs, candy, bunnies and food. Here is a look at the origins of these beloved symbols. The Easter Lily The white blossoms of the lily symbolizes the purity of Jesus....

My Birthday Picnic Basket

September 3, 2012

Birthday Picnic Basket My Birthday Present! I have wanted a decked out picnic basket for years! One of my favorite things to do is travel around the U.S. and Europe packing little picnics. Now I can do it in style! Today is Labor Day and I am going on a...

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