February 17th


NATIONAL RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY – not to be confused with Do A Grouch A Favor Day, it is a day to do something kind for anyone, anytime, anywhere.  In fact, according to the RAK Foundation, the celebration has been in place all week!  Why didn’t anybody tell me?!


Let me know your random acts of kindness!  Did you buy someone a coffee in the Tim’s drive through?  Take a casserole to a shut-in?  Call a old relative you haven’t talked to in ages?   Get creative with this one!

NATIONAL CABBAGE DAY – Oh, this could be dangerous if everyone decided to eat cabbage at the same time.  Can you say methane gas, children?

I prefer cabbage raw, peeled directly from the cabbage head.  My dad and I used to sit down with a whole cabbage and begin peeling it and devouring it.  It was usually one day before my mom would be ready to cook a recipe that required that vegetable.  We would get THE LOOK from her. Her LOOK was scary …. I still haven’t perfected it.

I also like cabbage rolls and kapusta but the cabbage rolls need to have lots of sauce and meaty filling.

Other members of the cabbage family are brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, kale and kohlrabi.  Cabbage was first brought to North America by Jacques Cartier.

How do you like to cook with cabbage?

NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY – in all seriousness, this day should be celebrated every day.  Caregivers, whether they be family, friends or professional, are saviours and should be honoured.  Thank you to everyone who is caring for someone right now.  It is sometimes a difficult and thankless job but you are putting huge amounts of currency into your karma bank.


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