March 15th


NATIONAL PEARS HÉLÈNE DAY – When deciding what to post about today, I looked at all of the National Day designations. National Everything I Think Is Wrong Day just seemed … wrong. National Kick Butts Day is a US designation concerning smoking cessation and National Shoe The World Day seems bigger than a day long celebration. Perhaps it should be called International Shoe the World Decade.

This has left me with Pears Hélène, another day celebrating food. Today’s food is a fruit (which is healthy) and has less allergens than most other fruit (which is good news).  Here is a fun fact:  there are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown throughout the world. I know of two off the top of my head: Barlett and Bosc. Wow, do I have a lot of pear studying to do!

Pears Hélène is a poached pear with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Sounds delicious and worth celebrating, much better than the one about being wrong.

Happy March 15th


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