Did you know that butter is one of our oldest foods?
(Hooray for butter!!! I don't know what I'd do without you!!)
The candy bar "Baby Ruth" was named after the daughter of U.S. President Grover Cleveland in 1921.
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!!!)
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.)
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!!)
It takes 50,000 bees to produce 500 pounds of honey in one year!
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. ;-)