June 9 is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 9, 2015 at 5:05 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National strawberry rhubarb pie day

The quintessential American summer dessert today!

Now that Strawberries are at their peak,

Add the tart flavor of rhubarb, mix, bake, and enjoy.

Today’s Rhubarb Facts:

  1. Did you know that even though rhubarb is eaten as a fruit, it is actually a vegetable?
  2. The rhubarb plant was originally from Asia, although it is very widespread in Ireland and North America.
  3. It is a perennial plant, which means that it lives for more than two years.
  4. It has large triangular green leaves that look very much like cabbage leaves, and very small flowers that are greenish-white to red in colour.
  5. The stalks of the rhubarb plant are thick, firm, pink in color, and stumpy.

Today’s Food History

  • 1822 Paul Henderson was born. A Scottish-American scientist, known as the ‘Father of America Horticulture,’ he published ‘Gardening for Profit’ and ‘Gardening for Pleasure’.
  • 1822 Charles Graham received the first patent for false teeth.

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