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August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day

August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day

Quote of the Day
“….the egg creams of Avenue A in New York and the root beer float….are among the high points of American gastronomic inventiveness.”
Mark Kurlansky, ‘Choice Cuts’ (2002)

Welcome to the world of Root Beer Floats, yours to discover!

World’s Best Root Beer Float

Root Beer Floats, Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/root-beer-floats-recipe.html

Root Beer Russian Float – Rachael Ray
http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/16986_Root_Beer_Russian_Float/

High Protein ROOT BEER Float Recipe!

How to make the Jagermeister Root Beer Float – Tipsy Bartender

How To Make The Root Beer Float Cocktail

10 Easy Ice-Cream-and-Soda Recipes Under 300 Calories
http://www.self.com/flash/recipes-blog/2014/08/10-fun-ice-cream-floats/

Turn Root Beer Floats Into Popsicles!
http://www.popsugar.com/food/Root-Beer-Float-Popsicle-Recipe-35354446

Song of the Day 🎸
Billy Joel, Root Beer Rag

Closing Quote 🤔
“Give me some root beer, chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug.”
The Beach Boys

Have an awesome day and enjoy making your favor root beer float drink! 🍺

Cheers,

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

August 31, is National Trail Mix Day, La Tomatina Festival Day & Eat Outside Day

August 31, is National Trail Mix Day, La Tomatina Festival Day & Eat Outside Day

Quote of the Day
“You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.”
James Allen

It’s the last day of August which brings us to ………….
21 Healthier Trail Mix Recipes to Make Yourself
http://greatist.com/health/21-healthier-trail-mix-ideas

How to Make A Healthy Natural Trail Mix ~Ameer Rosic

A Healthy Trail Mix Recipe For Your Next Road Trip – Treat Yourself

Simple + Healthy Vegan Snack: Trail Mix Recipe ~ Heather Nicholds

Easy Bodybuilding Snack: Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

La Tomatina Festival Day
La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near to Valencia in Spain. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets. Continued reading ,……..
http://www.festivalsallaround.com/tomatina-festival/

Eat Outside Day
Movie Night Trail Mix | Fuego and Summer

How to Eat Outside Big Day Out Festival Launch

Songs of the Day
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Eat It

Robert Heinz – The Tomato Song (Official Video)

Closing Quote
“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.”
Wayne Dyer

Enjoy eatting outside today with the best healthy trail mixes!

Cheers,

Phil Lim
Food and Music Blogger

AUGUST HOLIDAYS

August 1st, is International Beer Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day & World Wide Web Day: “Why beer is better than wine: “….human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making.” Steve Mirsky Scientific American (May, 2007)
http://www.rachaelraymag.com/blogs/rachael-ray/2013/08/05/favorite-beer-day-recipes/” Top 10 Favorite Beer Recipes”

August 2, is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day & National Mustard Day: …stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. Robert J. Hastings, Tinyburg Tales
http://blog.thenest.com/2014/08/02/national-ice-cream-sandwich-day-eat-up/” It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich Day — Eat Up!”

August 3rd, is National Watermelon Day, National Grab Some Nuts Day, Sisters Day & National Kids Day: “Watermelon — it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.” Enrico Caruso
http://www.brit.co/watermelon-recipes/” title=”25 Ways to Win With Watermelon” target=”_blank
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=31″ What’s New and Beneficial About Watermelon”

August 4, is National Chocolate Chip Day & Civic Holiday: “Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.” Sandra Boynton
http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/04/01/chocolate-chip-recipes/” title=”100 Chocolate Chip Recipes” target=”_blank

August 5, is National Oyster Day, National Waffle Day: Describing Ostend oysters: “small and rich, looking like little ears enfolded in shells, and melting between the palate and the tongue like salted sweets.” Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) ‘Bel Ami’
http://www.thenibble.com/zine/archives/willapa-oysters.asp” Willapa Oysters: Happiness On The Half Shell ”

August 5, is also National Night Out: http://natw.org/about/” NATW & National Night Out”

August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day: “….the egg creams of Avenue A in New York and the root beer float….are among the high points of American gastronomic inventiveness.” Mark Kurlansky, ‘Choice Cuts’ (2002)
http://www.self.com/flash/recipes-blog/2014/08/10-fun-ice-cream-floats/” 10 Easy Ice-Cream-and-Soda Recipes Under 300 Calories”

August 7, is Raspberries ‘n Cream Day & Professional Speakers Day: “An epicure is one who gets nothing better than the cream of everything but cheerfully makes the best of it.” Oliver Herford
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/raspberries-and-cream-layer-cake/41542673-3e62-45d3-8be1-a296f1dd8081″ Raspberries and Cream Layer Cake”

August 8, is National Frozen Custard Day, National Dollar Day & Happiness Happens Day: “Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook.” Ambrose Bierce, American writer (1842-1914) ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ (1906)
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-and-cinnamon-frozen-custard/?sitepref=ar” Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Frozen Custard”

August 9, is National Rice Pudding Day: “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author. (1547-1616)‘Don Quixote de la Mancha’
http://www.dairygoodness.ca/milk/my-milk-calendar/recipes/the-best-rice-pudding-in-the-world” The Best Rice Pudding in the World”
How To Make The Best Rice Pudding Ever Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prKOOVdASIo

August 10, is National S’mores Day, National Banana Split Day & National Lazy Day: “My tongue is smiling.” Abigail Trillin http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/13/smores-recipes-cake-cookies_n_1563378.html” title=”The 40 S’mores Recipes You Need Right Now ” target=”_blank
Your Camp Cookbook: http://www.sunset.com/m/food-wine/kitchen-assistant/new-smores-recipes” Your Camp Cookbook”

August 11, is National Raspberry Tart Day & Son and Daughter Day: “It does happen to give raspberries their flavour, but there are many other molecules that are needed to make space raspberries ” Arnaud Belloche, an astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany
http://mayihavethatrecipe.com/2014/06/19/vegan-raspberry-chocolate-tart/” Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Tart”

August 12, is Toasted Almond Bar Day, Julienne Fries Day & International Youth Day: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!” Robin Williams
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/toasted-almond-ice-cream-balls” Toasted Almond Ice Cream Balls Recipe”

August 13, is National Filet Mignon Day & International Lefthanders Day: “Nearly everyone wants as least one outstanding meal a day.” Duncan Hines
http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/filet-mignon-recipes.html” Filet Mignon Recipes”

August 14, is National Creamsicle Day: “In the end, your creativity — perhaps even your outrageousness — will determine the final result.”Bobby Flay, celebrity chef, restaurateur
http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/06/orange-creamsicle-doughnuts-recipe.html” Orange Creamsicle Doughnuts Recipe”

August 15, is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day & National Relaxation Day: “It is probable that the lemon is the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health.” Maud Grieve: ‘A Modern Herbal’ (1931)
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/19506/lemon+meringue+pie” Lemon Meringue Pie”

August 16, is National Rum Day, National Bratwurst Day & National Tell a Joke Day: People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.~Ann Landers
http://www.rumtherapy.com/2013/03/10-best-tropical-rum-drinks/” title=”10 Best Tropical Rum Drinks” target=”_blank
Over 900 Rum Recipes: http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/rum.html” title=”923 Recipes With Rum”

” “Stay Calm T-Shirt”

August 17, is National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18, is  National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 19, is Potato Day & Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20, is Lemonade Day & National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
August 21, is National Pecan Torte Day
August 22, is National Spumoni Day & Eat a Peach Day
August 23, is National Sponge Cake Day
August 24, is National Peach Pie Day
August 25, is Whiskey Sour Day
August 26, is National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27, is National Pots de Crème Day & Banana Lover’s Day
August 28, is National Cherry Turnover Day
August 29, is More Herbs, Less Salt Day, Chop Suey Day & Lemon Juice Day
August 30, is National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31, is  National Trail Mix Day & Eat Outside Day

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