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DECEMBER 22, 2019 | NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY – December 22

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY 

National Date Nut Bread Day on December 22nd delivers a baker’s delight to celebrate. Incidentally, some sources also suggest the day is celebrated on September 8th, too.

Dates

Believed to have originated around Iraq, dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. They have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, possibly as early as 4000 BCE.

The Spaniards introduced dates into Mexico and California in 1765.

Dates provide essential nutrients and are an excellent source of dietary potassium. In ripe dates, the sugar content is about 80% with the remainder consisting of protein, fiber and trace elements of boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc.

Nuts

Many nuts are good sources of vitamins E and B2 and are also rich in protein, folate fiber and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.

Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. (CHD)  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protections against CHD.   Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.

When mixing up the batter for quick bread loaves, add dates and nuts and your National Date Nut Day celebration will be ready to go! 

HOW TO OBSERVE #DateNutBreadDay

Enjoy the following Date Nut Bread recipes.

Date Nut Spice Bread
Date and Walnut Bread
1947 Date Nut Bread
Orange Date Nut Bread

Use #DateNutBreadDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues munching our way through the origins of this delicious day. However, it remains a nutty mystery. 

On Deck for December 23, 2019

National Days

 

Recipe of the Day

Baked Pears Recipe
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  1 hour
Total Prep:  1 hour 10 minutes
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

6 Pears
1 cup sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
butter
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350° 

Peel pears

Slice in half and core

Place on baking sheet

In a small bowl, combine sugar, lemon and orange rind and juices

Pour over pears

Dot with butter

Sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake for 1 hour

WHAT YOU GOTTA KNOW AT “3”

It’s important to learn
By the time
You’re “3”
How much milk you need
To match what’s in your
Glass with what’s going in your tummy,

The gulp you take
And the cookie chomping
Have to
Come out the same in the end.

And then there is the perfect amount of stomp
In a puddle to get
Lots of raindrops to splash in your face.

And don’t forget the color
Of your pet unicorn ‘s horn
As it matches the tasks of the day.

Lots of things
Grown Ups don’t understand.
They are left to us to remember
And make right.
The “3” year old on the job.
Our lot in life.

In a world filled with upside-down moments,
We set it right, keep it right,
And make it right when it’s a mess.

How?
Of course,
To be sure, just because we’re “3”.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia
June 4, 2018

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