@Nat09 have you heard of this? It's in the Yukon.
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@debrichmond, I actually never heard of it. This is awesome, I totally would have tried that when I was younger, my skin isn’t a big fan of the cold these days. 🤣
March 27th is the annual observance of National Spanish Paella Day. A rice dish from Spain, paella has become very popular and is known around the world. It originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.
At lunchtime, workers in the fields would make the rice dish in a flat pan over a fire. They mixed in whatever they could find – such as rabbits, snails, and vegetables. Later, for special occasions, chicken was added. Paella has spread to every region of Spain, as well as worldwide, using almost any type of ingredient that goes well with rice.
There are many versions of recipes of paella. Key ingredients are saffron and olive oil. Saffron is an essential spice that also turns the rice a beautiful golden color. (Info here)
Paella started as such a humble, filling dish much like Shepherd's Pie, jambalaya, and chicken and dumplings. But in recent years it's become a much more sophisticated and gourmet dish that can be found on the menus of high end Spainish restaurants and the prized dish of many chefs and home cooks alike. I've enjoyed it many times, and it's never tasted the same, but always delicious.
Thanks Elsa. I wonder if there is a national lasagna day?
I will look up all the national food holidays! I just found this link "The Complete list of annual holiday foods for restaurants".
Here is the "Food and Beverage Holidays". This list has the Spanish Paella Day on it. You don't even realize who you asked do you? Now I have to start thinking of what I can do with these holidays. Maybe another story or fun facts.
Elsa, you're always thinking of the next story! I love it! ❤️
I just finished editing the Springtime story. It's ready for posting tomorrow. Let me know when you've done your thing.
Hi @Elsa i'm still waiting for your Springtime story......🤓
In a world where you can be anything, be kind 🧚♀️
@lulu13 I forgot to come back here to give you the link. Sorry about that. I'll go get it for you now. Springtime in Candy Town
Hey guys, I moved this trivia thing over to the Player's Corner because we are only getting a handful of people adding trivia. So you might also want to check out that message and add some trivia there too.
Trivia, trivia .... let's share some trivia!
Each year, March 30th National Pencil Day honors the writing utensil that has done more than just teach millions the alphabet and draw straight lines. It’s also helped win wars and enabled amazing art.
Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858. Before that time, pencils and erasers existed separately. Lipman combined the two making two tools much more convenient to use. The intuitive businessman also manufactured envelopes for his stationery shop and was the first to add adhesive to the flap of envelopes.
In the United States, most pencils are painted yellow. It is believed this tradition began in 1890 when the L & C Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary introduced their Koh-I-Noor brand, named after the famous diamond. They intended the pencil to be the world’s best and most expensive pencil. However, other companies began to copy the yellow color so that their pencils would be associated with the high-quality brand.
Notable pencil users (Wikipedia)
• Thomas Edison had pencils specially made by Eagle Pencil. His pencils were three inches long, thicker than standard pencils, and had softer graphite than typically available.
• Vladimir Nabokov rewrote everything he ever published, usually several times, by pencil.
• John Steinbeck was an obsessive pencil user and is said to have used as many as 60 a day. His novel East of Eden took more than 300 pencils to write.
• Vincent van Gogh used only Faber pencils as they were “superior to Carpenters pencils, a capital black and most agreeable.”
• Johnny Carson regularly played with pencils at his Tonight Show desk. These pencils were specially made with erasers at both ends to avoid on-set accidents.
• Roald Dahl used only pencils with yellow casings to write his books. He began each day with six sharpened pencils and only when all six became unusable did he resharpen them.
You can read more here.
History of the Pencil
On March 30, 1858, Hymen Lipman received a patent for his invention of a pencil with a built-in eraser. U.S. patent 19,783 was awarded to the Philadelphia stationery entrepreneur extraordinaire for what he described as a “combination of the lead and India rubber or other erasing substance [embedded] in the holder of a drawing-pencil.” (Info from here)
Wow @Elsa who knew there were so manyfacts about pencils! Thanks for sharing.
Wait until you see what I post tomorrow. It's National Crayon Day and the history is fascinating!
Hi @debrichmond and @Elsa , " National Crayon Day" now that is for me!!
I have my new box ready now. Can't wait.
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