Welcome to Awakenings

Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Something Sweet to Celebrate


February 3rd is . . .


 Carrot Cake Day
 
Enjoy a slice from your local bakery in honor of Carrot Cake Day!

OOPS! Almost missed this one. Who says you can't celebrate a day late? Like a belated birthday, have a slice of Carrot Cake regardless of the day. If you don't have any Carrot Cake in the house, have a slice of any cake. Maybe a cupcake and a glass of milk before retiring for the night. Just enjoy the treat!

A bit of cake trivia...
Carrot Cake has been made since the Middle Ages, when sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, and so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings. This technique became practically obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During World War II, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation’s sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, and carrot cakes. Today, many families in the UK still serve carrot cake on Christmas Day! Carrot cake is much healthier than many other baked goods. A traditional recipe calls for carrots, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar.
 Happy Carrot Cake Day!



NEXT on the calendar...Something's hot!