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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dried "Plums"

From the very beginning of the daily celebrations, there have been some really weird, bizarre, offbeat happenings. Just a few over the course of the year have included Ever met a grouch?, Forget the Housework & Have a Beer, Forget the Dress Code!, Oinkers Cover Ups!, Are you a Kitchen Klutze?, Halloween in August???  Then, one totally crazy day occurred just recently, Chocolate with a UNIQUE CRUNCH! Well, this next celebration just got crazier!

October 17 is...

National Four Prunes Day


Prunes are more than likely NOT one of your #1 choices. Yet, if you were given a plum, you would probably grab it and go "yum!" Did you know a prune is any of various plum cultivars sold as fresh or dried fruit? Still not sold on the prune?
Remember the ol' adage An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Forget about the apple. The new fruit is the prune and you don't just eat one. One is not enough! According to research, you need to eat four a day. Why?
In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration granted the California Prune Board permission to use “dried plums” as an alternative name to prunes.  Why the name change?  Because 90% of consumers told us that they’d be more likely to enjoy the fruit if it were called a dried plum instead of a prune.
The "dried plums" are also an excellent source of vitamin A and iron. Hey, they are small but very mighty indeed. Um-m-m? Wonder what the benefits might be for combining the prune with the apple?

http://thehungarybuddha.com/2014/08/apples-baked-prunes-honey/
 Apples Baked with Prunes & Honey Recipe

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/apple-and-prune-tart-102587
Apple and Prune Tart Recipe

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/laura-calder/prune-and-apple-croustade.html
  Prune and Apple Croustade Recipe
(Ever heard of a croustade? A crisp piece of bread or pastry hollowed to receive a savory filling)
If you have a sweeter sweet tooth, perhaps you would prefer to have your cake and eat it too...

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2691855-Spicy-Prune-Cake
Spicy Prune Cake (Recipe)
 
If you were offered some "dried plums", would you say yes or no?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!