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Sunday, July 19, 2009

10 Fun Food Facts of the Day and a couple of awards

It's that time again. food facts!!!!! Enjoy!!

one -

Did you know that butter is one of our oldest foods?

(Hooray for butter!!! I don't know what I'd do without you!!)

two -

The candy bar "Baby Ruth" was named after the daughter of U.S. President Grover Cleveland in 1921.

three -
In 1919, a molasses flood killed 21 people in the north end of Boston.

(Wow how much of molasses do you think it took?!)

In 1930, Ruth Wakefield of Massachusetts, invented the chocolate chip cookie. At that time, it was known as the "Chocolate Crispie"

(Thank you, Mrs. Wakefield. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be a chocoholic!!!)

five -

There are over 240 varieties of fish and shellfish sold in the fish markets and grocery stores.

In 1953, a 1 pound can of lobster cost a nickel! It was also commonly used as farm fertilizer and was considered "Poor Man's Food"

(oh, how the tides have turned on this beloved crustacean.)

seven -
Carrots really can help you see in the dark! Vitamin A is known to prevent "night blindness," and carrots are loaded with Vitamin A.

(So be sure to eat your carrots, folks. Bugs Bunny did!!)

eight -
It takes 50,000 bees to produce 500 pounds of honey in one year!

nine -
Asparagus is related to onions, leeks, and garlic.

More than 96 billion pounds of edible "surplus" food is thrown away in the U.S. each year. It is estimated that almost 27% of our food supply is wasted.

(Which is why I don't like to waste. I'm all about making use of any leftovers.)


I'd also like to acknowledge a couple of awards that I recived this week. The first is from ValleyWriter at Adventures in the Pioneer Valley. She had passed along to me the Kreativ Blogger award.

Second is from Laura at Hey What's for Dinner Mom? She passed along to me the Hard Working Food Blogger award.

Thank you ladies!!!! Please be sure to check out their blogs. They got some wonderful stuff and you won't be disappoint. ;-)


nora@ffr said...

congrats jen!!! you truly deserve. love ye blog very much :)

Hari Chandana said...


Chow and Chatter said...

congrats on the awards love the food facts you really are a hardworking food blogger, LOL ahev a great sunday

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Congratulations on the awards!

And thanks for the fun food facts! :)

girlichef said...

Congrats on your awards :D Love the facts...always :D (molasses flood!!??)

Parita said...

congratulations for the awards dear, very well deserved! love your fun n food facts!

Bob said...

Congratz on the awards. Always enjoy food facts. :)

the ungourmet said...

Jenn, these were so fun. I read them with my son just now.

Wow! That would be a lot of Molasses.

Congrats on your awards! ;0)

Mary said...

Thanks for such an entertaining post and congratulations on your well deserved awards.

Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on your awards!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These are some great facts, Jenn! :)
Congrats on those awards! So well deserved, I say! :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Congratulations on your awards! I love all the food fun facts. I had no idea molasses was a killer food:)

Pooja said...

Congrats on the awards! That was an interesting read :)

Sippity Sup said...

These are well deserved! Just remember I am accolade adverse. Really! The only love I need is continued readers. GREG

Tangled Noodle said...

Congratulations on your awards!!

#5 from your list: apparently, no one has informed the groceries around me that there are 240 varieties of fish and shellfish available.

teresa said...

Congrats on the awards! You deserve them!

I love the food facts, the molasses flood kills me!

burpandslurp said...

I never knew that about asparagus! And man, I'm really beginning to appreciate butter!
CONGRATS on the well-deserved awards!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats on your award, and i would just like to say... butter is my friend :D

pigpigscorner said...

What happened to cheap lobsters?? Congrats on the awards!

OysterCulture said...

Congrats on the well deserved awards. I'm still reeling about the molasses drownings, what a way to go.

TavoLini said...

Fascinating--I love these food fact posts. How in the world does one find enough molasses to start a flood??

Phyllis said...

Congrats on the awards!! And fun post! Lobster for a nickel? I think oysters were considered 'poor mans food' back then too!

Ankur Kapil said...


Jenn said...

Ankur: Thanks.

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