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April 15, is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day & Record Store Day

April 15, is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day & Record Store Day

Quote of the Day
“Ham: 40 days in salt, 40 days hanging, in 40 days eaten.”
Joseph Delteil, French writer (1894-1978)‘La Cuisine paleolithique’ (1964)

Your receipes for today!
Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/honey-glazed-spiral-ham

Dijon Maple Glazed Spiral Ham
Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/dave-lieberman/dijon-maple-glazed-spiral-ham-recipe.html#!

Honey Glazed Ham Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 556 By Laura in the Kitchen
http://www.LauraintheKitchen.com/

RECORD STORE DAY – Every 3rd Saturday of April http://www.recordstoreday.com/

Record Store Day 2017: Exclusive Releases Revealed https://www.google.ca/amp/www.billboard.com/amp/articles/news/7728799/record-store-day-2017-exclusive-releases 

Record Store Day Reveals Official List of 2017 Exclusives http://exclaim.ca/music/article/record_store_day_reveals_full_list_of_2017_exclusives

NEW HOPE FOR RECORD STORE DAY’S VINYL-SUPPLY TROUBLES http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/new-hope-for-record-store-days-vinyl-supply-troubles 

Collectors Choice Vinyl 

Shop till you drop!   http://www.ccvinyl.com/

Record Store Day Canada Official Website
http://www.recordstoredaycanada.com/
RECORD STORE DAY 2016 Last Year’s PICKS!!!!
– theneedledrop

Songs of the Day 🎵
HAM Kanye West Dubstep Remix(Dubstep Dance)

Stéphane Poirier (feat. Three Of Us) – The Ham Song

Colette Carr – HAM (Explicit) ft. Ben J ~ ColetteCarrVEVO

Opus – Live is Life (Remix 2016)

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music – YouTube

Closing Quote 🤔

“Eternity is a ham and two people.”Dorothy Parker

Have an awesome ham of a day and play that funky music white boy! 🤗

Cheers,

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

April 8, is National Empanada Day & All is Ours Day

April 8, is National Empanada Day & All is Ours Day

Quote of the Day
“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.”
Francois Minot

Recipes of the Day for Empanada, great links, great resources, great recipes for great viewers who love cooking, drinking and music. 🙂
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How to Make Empanadas Including recipes for fillings and dough. By Hector Rodriguez
http://latinfood.about.com/od/appetizersandsnacks/tp/empanadas.htm

Empanadas I
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/empanadas-i/?sitepref=ar

Homemade Empanadas From Scratch – Cooked by Julie – Episode 51

Empanadas Recipe courtesy Dee Dee Pujols
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/empanadas-recipe2.html#!

Empanadas Recipe
http://livewellnetwork.com/Lets-Dish/recipes/Empanadas/9150031

Empanadas Recipe
http://www.watchmojo.com/mobile/id/11580#

Video: How to Make Empanada Dough
http://video.about.com/latinfood/Make-Empanada-Dough.htm

Video: How to Make Chicken Empanadas
http://video.about.com/latinfood/How-to-Make-Chicken-Empanadas.htm

How to make easy Beef Empanadas – Evelyn Dominguez

Colombian Empanadas Recipe – How To Make Colombian Empanadas (Turnovers) – Sweetysalado.com

National Ours Day!
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/547185/20140408/national-ours-day-2014-facts-quotes.htm

Songs of the Day 🎵
The Empanada Song!! esmeek

Eleven Past One – The World Is Ours 🌐(Official Video)
By Eleven Past One Music

Nelly Furtado – Powerless (Say What You Want) (official music video) Dj shot

American Authors – Best Day Of My Life

Closing Quote 🤔
“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910).

Have a fantastic day because it’s “All is Ours Day” and you deserve the best!
Last Quote: Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. ~
C.S. Lewis

Cheers

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 
The Best is Yet to Come! 🤗

March 28, is National Black Forest Cake & Something on a Stick Day

March 28, is National Black Forest Cake & Something on a Stick Day

Quote of the Day:
“There was an Old Person of Rheims, Who was troubled with horrible dreams;
So, to keep him awake, they fed him with cake, Which amused that Old Person of Rheims.”
Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks  (1812-1888)

If you love black forest cake, today is your day! Check out today’s recipes 

Black Forest Cake I – 4.5 STARS
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Black-Forest-Cake-I/

The original black forest cake recipe by master pastry cook and confectioner Josef Keller (1887-1981)

https://isiria.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/recipe-for-the-original-1915-black-forest-cake-gateau/

Black Forest Cake
http://www.madhurasrecipe.com/cake/Black-Forest-Cake

Black Forest Cake Recipe Demonstration – Joyofbaking.com

How to Make Black Forest Cake
Allrecipes

How To Make Eggless Black Forest Cake With an Easy Chocolate Collar –
Gayathri Kumar

Something on a Stick Day
http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/somethingstickday.htm

CROSSOVER – APPLES ON A STICK

American Food Quest – Food on a Stick

Iowa State Fair Foods on a Stick –
businesize

Songs of the Day 🎵
Black Forest….Goblin
catalina bruhn

AC/DC – Back in Black

Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow [G-Mix] ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J & T-Pain

Lil’ Kim – The Jump Off & Magic Stick (BET Awards) Love Thalia

Lil Wayne – Lollipop ft. Static

Closing Quote 🤔
If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.”
Joseph Wood Krutch, naturalist (1893-1970)

Today is your day to enjoy something on a stick besides black forest cake, that just might get messy! lol 😉

Now share today’s holiday because I’m sure you have lots of friends and followers who love black forest cake! Oh and don’t forget to like and follow me for more great days coming your way!

Cheers,

Phil Lim
Blog till you drop!😶

March 25, is National Lobster Newburg Day, National Pecan Day & National Waffle Day

March 25, is National Lobster Newburg Day, National Pecan Day & National Waffle Day

Quote of the Day
Perfectly prepared lobster are “not unlike hot curds, juicy and tender, and sweet as scorched honey from ocean depths.”
Kenneth Robert, ‘Northwest Passage’.

Are you enjoying your weekend? ☺ 

Well….. why not checkout today’s recipes and get cooking! 

Recipe sites for Lobster Newburg 5 Star Recipe
http://www.food.com/recipe/lobster-newburg-9743

Lobster Newburg 4 Star Recipe
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lobster-newburg

Lobster Newburg al la Delmonico’s in NY

16 Pecan Desserts Recipes
http://www.southernliving.com/m/food/holidays-occasions/16-pecan-recipes

23 Sweet and Festive Pecan Desserts
http://www.southernliving.com/m/food/holidays-occasions/pecan-recipes

Betty’s Fabulous Pecan Pie–40-Year-Old Recipe!

Betty’s Perfect Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting – Betty’s Kitchen

Pecan Pie Recipe – Southern Bourbon Pecan Pie – Hilah Cooking

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe – How to Make Perfect Pecan Pie – Food Wishes

Created Butter Pecan Pound Cake
sonyabeonit

Belgium Waffles Recipe – SORTED EATS

How to Make Hello Kitty Waffles

Songs of the Day 🎵
B-52’s Rock Lobster

The Waffle Song (Two Hot Buttered Waffles) My Funny Brian Show

Techno Waffle Frisbee Song ( D-Wayne – Ammo Remix ) Adi Mare

Golden Smog: “Pecan Pie” Cover – neil diamond fan

Closing Quote
“My temples throb, my pulses boil,I’m sick of song, and ode, and ballad–So, Thyrsis, take the midnight oil, And pour it on a lobster salad.”
Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Today enjoy some pecan and waffle recipes and rock the house like their’s no tomorrow! Have a wonderful rock lobster of a day!

See you back tomorrow in one piece, now go play the rock lobster song by B-52’s and share and like today’s National Holidays! 😉

Cheers,

Phil Lim
Food & Music Blogger

Save on today’s deals, shop till you drop! 

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March 23, is National Chip & Dip, National Melba Toast Day & OK Day

March 23 is National Chip and Dip, National Melba Toast Day, & OK Day

Quote of the Day
Chogyam Trungpaon on Courage:
There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.

OK with that said, let’s begin with
another Chip and Dip day which we had on March 14, National Potato Chip Day, what’s the differance? “A chip for a potato, a potato for a chip”, let’s play poker and get the chips and potato chips out! lol
Is anyone in? ……. if not it’s OK day!

:::OFFICIAL Poker Face Metal Remix:::

Anway’s please refer back to this date on my blog to the right and click on the date for your chip resources!

Fabulous Melba Toast
http://www.homemadeloaves.co.uk/2013/06/fabulous-melba-toast.html?m=1

MELBA TOAST – Recipe Eddie j Chef

Melba Toast – franck pontais

How to Make Melba Toast
EataTreat

Songs of the Day 🎵
OK Go – Get Over It

Melba Toast-The Ironin’ Maidens-Run to the Hills

Closing Quote

“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young… ”
Albus Dumbledore


Enjoy your day along with some chips and dip or melba toast….. because it’s crunchie time and enjoy life and crack open the bag of chips because it’s OK today day! …. yummy!

Cheers,

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

March 13, is National Coconut Torte Day

March 13, is National Coconut Torte Day

Quote of the Day
“In our opinion food should be sniffedlustily at table, both as a matter of precaution and as a matter of enjoyment, the sniffing of it to be regarded in the same light as the tasting of it.”
E.B. White (1899-1985) American essayist

Short and sweet to begin the day! 

Today’s recipes……..
Coconut Supreme Torte
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/coconut-supreme-torte

National-coconut-torte-day-recipes
http://bestfriendsforfrosting.com/2012/03/national-coconut-torte-day-recipes/

Songs of the Day 🎼
Put The Lime In The Coconut – Harry Nilsson

Maroon 5 – Daylight – Official Cover Music Video – Skylar Dayne & Shaun Reynolds

Maroon 5 – Goodnight Goodnight

Closing Quote 🤔
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
Maya Angelou

Enjoy your day today and hope you didn’t forget to spring forward, see you back tomorrow bright and early! 😉

Cheers,

Phil Lim
Food and Music Blogger 

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February 24, is National Tortilla Chip Day & National Bartender Day

February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day & National Bartender Day

Quote of the Day
“There are no corn chip bushes or Cherrios vines on a farm, and spaghetti trees have yet to be discovered.”
Harvey Blatt, ‘America’s Food’ (2008)

Last month we had National Corn Chip Day and today is National Tortilla Chip Day, chips, chips, chips and more chips!

Here are your tortilla chip sources for great recipes
http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/23936/corn-tortilla-chips

http://www.chow.com/recipes/30457-baked-tortilla-chips

Crispy Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 378

http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-tortilla-chips-164852

Homemade Tortilla Chips – Chef Tips

http://www.toptentopten.com/topten/ways+to+use+up+tortilla+chip+crumbs

Easy Bodybuilding Snack: Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips – lean body lifestyle

Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Now you have so many choices to begin your tortilla dinner or light snack for today!

This one goes out to all the bartenders around the world! Happy National Bartender Day!

20 Bartenders Reveal What Your Drink Says About You
http://thoughtcatalog.com/madison-moore/2014/03/20-bartenders-reveal-what-your-drink-says-about-you/

The Bruce Lee of Bartending – World’s Greatest Flair Bartender

WORLD’S FASTEST (FLAIR) BARTENDER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA USA

The World’s Best Bartender ( Alexander Shtifanov )
Farid Benbernou

Cuba Libre & Mojito World’s Best Bartender- TWENTY | TWELVE

Bartender Salary: How Top Bartenders Make $100,000+/Year
http://www.breakintobartending.com/bartender-salary/

Bartender Salary Canada

Bartender Salary Canada

Bartender Salary
http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Bartender/Hourly_Rate

Want to learn the basics to start a career as a bartender?
Centennial College Hospitality Programs-Courses
http://www.centennialcollege.ca/programs-courses/full-time/search-results.aspx

Songs of the Day 🎵
Lady Antebellum – Bartender

T-Pain – Bartender ft. Akon

Tortilla Chips By T-Bizzy

Funny Song- RUCKUS- THE TORTILLA SONG – Aditya Flypside’s channel

Closing Quotes
“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
Marilyn vos Savant

“I was an amazing bartender and a great waiter. I think, in a way, that was my acting school.”
Nick Frost

Get that chip off your shoulder and be happy today, if you hit the bar today and order some tortilla/nachos you better share with your favor bartender for National Tortilla Chip & National Bartender Day!

P.S. Don’t forget to share today’s blog post with your friends, social media network and of course your favor bartender & give it a thumbs up! 😉

Cheers,

Phil Lim
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January 30, is National Croissant Day

January 30, is National Croissant Day

Quote of the Day
“Do you know on this one block you can buy croissants in five different places? There’s one store called Bonjour Croissant. It makes me want to go to Paris and open up a store called HelloToast.”
Fran Lebowitz, journalist

Lots of yummy tasty croissants to try out on ifood tv blog, have a look at this website for photos of great looking croissants
http://www.ifood.tv/blog/foodie_thoughts_for_30_january_national_croissant_day

Another 5 Star rating from food.com for this amazing strawberry croissant french toast recipe
http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-croissant-french-toast-215006

http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-croissant-french-toast-215006

Want the best croissants in Toronto, here you have it!
Best Croissants in Toronto
http://m.toronto.com/articles/best-croissants-in-toronto/

The 15 Best Places for Croissants in Toronto
https://foursquare.com/top-places/toronto/best-places-croissants
Want more………
Here are 100 different croissants to try out on cooks.com
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-00,croissants,FF.html

Gordon Ramsay visits a traditional Parisienne baker who produces traditional hand made croissant. He learns to make the perfect croissant.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7zdYKn2RJo#

How to Make Croissants Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 727

Croissant Sandwich Recipe – Best Sandwich Ever! – CookingWithAlia – Episode 129
cookingwithalia

The Most Beautiful, Addictive Croissant in New York Is Stuffed With Nutella
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-14/the-best-chocolate-croissant-in-new-york-is-at-epicerie-boulud

Songs of the Day 🎵
Sweet Peak Feat. Maja Zaloznik – Le Croissant (Radio Edit)
Mario Čižić 9,328 views http://youtu.be/F-Lo-4bc7Ac

Mattias Hellberg’s single Coffee & Croissant! Find the song at: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/coffee-croissant-single/id611765431

Closing Quote
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
Aesop

Happy eating, see you back tomorrow! 😉

Cheers,

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

January 25, is National Irish Coffee Day & Opposite Day

January 25, is National Irish Coffee Day & Opposite Day

Quote of the Day
“Only Irish & Coffee & provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, fat.”
Alex Levine

Let’s look at the luck of the Irish coffee and see what’s in it, hopefully drinking it will not only wake you up but bring some luck! The history behind the drink of Irish Coffee
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage/IrishCoffee.htm

Boy if you’re in hospitality, times can be hard when business is slow and a little luck is what is needed.
Sell Irish Coffee with whip cream on top and top it off with some favor toppings to be creative. Have chocolate chips, mints, chocolate shavings, cinnamon, marshmallows, toffee, maple, chocolate syrup, or anything that you can come up with, give it a try to see what happens. You need to be different from your competition and try different things to draw new customers and to promote to your regular customers. Everyone drinks coffee and most people like to try new thinks with coffee just for a change, and be opposite of what everyone else is doing.
It’s opposite day!

How To Make Irish Coffee
http://www.ehow.com/how_2307_make-irish-coffee.

The Best Irish Coffee in the World

How to Make a Perfect Irish Coffee
Shakespeares Chin

Recipe: How to Make an Irish Coffee – Whole Latte Love

Tourism Ireland – How to make the Perfect Irish Coffee

4.5 Star Recipe for Irish Coffee, make one now on a cold winter day!
http://www.chow.com/recipes/10219-irish-coffee

http://www.needcaffeine.com/blog/national-irish-coffee-day/

40 Songs with Coffee

Spongebob Squarepants Opposite Day – Samantha Kocan

Eleven ways to celebrate National Opposite Day
http://www.voxmagazine.com/news/mizzou/eleven-ways-to-celebrate-national-opposite-day/article_1338d31b-2f4e-5915-9544-035aff2ad606.html

  1. Songs of the Day 🎵

Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul

Air and Food – Opposite Day music video

Closing Quote
“No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.”Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Enjoy your Irish Coffee & Opposite day! 🙂 Share and like today’s post!

Catch you on the flip side and see you back tomorrow for National What Day???? 😉

Cheers,

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

January 24, is National Peanut Butter Day & Beer Can Appreciation Day

Today is January 24, which is National Peanut Butter Day & Beer Can Appreciation Day!

Quote of the Day
“Everyone has the talent to some degree: even making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you know whether it tastes better to you with raspberry jam or grape jelly; on chewy pumpernickel or white toast.”
Anna Shapiro, ‘A Feast of Words’ (1996)

Who love’s Peanut Butter and Jelly?

Peanut Butter Lovers Stick Together, and sorry if you are allergic to nuts, need not to apply!
http://www.squidoo.com/national-peanut-butter-day2″>http://www.squidoo.com/national-peanut-butter-day2

Top 10 Peanut Butter Recipes
http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/top_10_peanut_butter_recipes.htm

Top 10 Peanut Butter Desserts Recipes
http://www.tasteofhome.com/top-10-recipes/top-10-peanut-butter-desserts

Top 10 Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes
http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-recipes/10-healthy-peanut-butter-recipes

There is only 7 more days left in January, and maybe it’s time for those who are in the restaurant/bar business to sell smoothies for those who can use a healthy drink that already feeling the drain in the new year.
A nice chocolate peanut butter smoothie may just do the trick for the needed boast that everyone needs after a long cold winter. Make it a combo please and add a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the smoothie.

http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-peanut-butter-smoothie-83425

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”
Charles M. Schulz

Ha! Beer Can Appreciation Day? What’s that?
Are you a beer can drinker or beer can collector?
Yes today is also beer can appreciation day which there is so many brands of beers you can buy and drink.
The beer can design that people collect and appreciate the art work of these beer cans that maybe one day will be worth lots of money! Who knows…… I have a Sprite pop can that has the Toronto Raptors logo on it when they first broke into the NBA basketball league as a special limited edition can.
Any offers????
Talking about beer can design, is there one in your mind that stands out or you may have as a collector? Feel free to leave a comment.

First canned beer goes on sale
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-canned-beer-goes-on-sale

CRACK OPEN THESE 5 INTOXICATING VIDEOS FOR BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY
http://blog.dailymotion.com/en/funny-beer-can-day-videos/

“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”Dave Barry

Happy Beer Can Appreciation Day! Cheers,

Songs of the Day
AC DC – Have a Drink on Me

Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly (Official Video)

Beer song – higertrudehere

Closing Quote
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.”David Auerbach (2002)

Have a great day! Please don’t Drink and Drive

Phil Lim

Food and Music Blogger 

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