National Day

National Blueberry Pie Day

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A long season of blueberry harvest begins in April and lasts until September. As a nation,  we have enjoyed blueberry since early Americans arrived here. The first documented blueberry pie recipe appeared in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872.

It’s one of the healthiest fruit on the market full of antioxidants that help prevent urinary tract disease and inhibit cancer development.  Eating blueberry may also help reduce blood sugar, maintain healthy blood pressure, and ease symptoms of depression.

Here’s a recipe from Allrecipes.com :

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Step 2 – Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries

Step 3 – Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 – 3/4 wide strips and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.

Step 4 – Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Per Serving: 366 calories.

Enjoy!

 

 

National Day

Earth Day

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As world citizens, we can take action to protect the earth, its creatures, and their living environments. Green living can include fuel-efficient vehicles, windows and landscaping our yards to reduce the amount of water required.

The organizers of Earth day promote events that educate the public about subjects such as climate change, air and water pollution, carbon footprints, recycling, and erosion.

Here are some ways to celebrate and take part in National Earth Day:

  • Support green businesses
  • Use re-usable products versus disposable
  • Support and use recycling programs in your community
  • Repurpose items that have outworn their use
  • Use energy-efficient appliances or line-dry your clothes.

What are some other ways to help save the earth? Tell me in the comments.

Mythical Creatures, National Day

National Unicorn Day

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Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since Ancient Greek times. They were once depicted as fierce, powerful animals but now are seen as a symbol of love, enchantment, purity, and magic.

A good way to celebrate or observe National Unicorn Day is by making brightly colored cupcakes or pancakes and decorate them with multicolored sprinkles to share with children at home with you or other closed-in family. Stay Safe!