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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Eat, Drink & Enjoy

As with most days, more than one celebration is in store. Not too sure the two go together at the same time but you never know. Maybe one could be incorporated in the other. Each of us have individual tastes so what is good to one may not be so for the other and visa versa. The celebrations at hand consist of one food and one beverage.

For the foodie celebration, March 13 is...
Coconut Torte Day

 Um-m-m-m? Sure looks like a cake! (Recipe)
Perhaps we should begin by answering a question: What is the difference between a cake and a torte? Simply put a torte is a cake basically of denser texture. Torte is a German word for cake. Cakes are made with flour (usually cake flour) alone, which tends to make their texture lighter. For the torte, some of the flour is substituted with almond meal or some other nut meal, even at times breadcrumbs. Easy to visualize now why the torte is heavier. Best way to enjoy this day is to eat cake...oops! I mean torte!

 Blue Velvet Coconut Torte (Recipe)

Coconut Cream Cake (Recipe)

Toasted Coconut Brownie Torte (Recipe)

Chocolate Coconut Cream Torte (Recipe)

Coconut Cream Torte (Recipe)

Almond Chocolate Coconut Torte (Recipe)

 Pretty Pineapple Torte (Recipe)

Now on the beverage! BTW You did notice I threw in one cake recipe with yet one more to follow!

March 13 is...
National Ginger Ale Day

Homemade Dry Ginger Ale (Recipe)
Ginger Ale has been known to help ease the queasiness of an upset stomach. Your familiarity with this fizzy beverage may or may not be with the sickie stomach or perhaps even motion sickness. It may simply be you like its taste. But, there is no doubt as to its innumerable health benefits. As with the torte, this too begs a question: Is there real ginger in Ginger Ale? Click the link to check it out!
 You don't have to just drink it...recipe time!!!

 Pork Medallions with Ginger Ale Sauce (Recipe)


Rainbow Party Punch (Recipe)

Last but not least...tada! The Ginger Ale Cake...sorry, could not find a torte!

Ginger Ale Cake (10 Recipes)