Holidays 2020: Tips with a Twist

Holidays 2020:  Tips with a Twist       This year try getting into the spirit of the season with some of these unique holiday ideas. Take a step outside the box and put your own spin on your holiday plans. Socially Distanced Secret Santa - Whether it is a group of friends that you haven't been able to spend as much time with [...]

2020-12-20T10:46:56-05:00Blog|0 Comments

The Secret History of Gingerbread…. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….???

It’s Holiday Cookie Time … The Secret History of Gingerbread …. Did you know gingerbread was once declared illegal….??? Gingerbread …. originally a Halloween Treat…  In the 19th century gingerbread became a staple of the Christmas Season!  Let’s take a look at how that happened.... The term gingerbread derives from the Old French gigembras for gingered food. Marco Polo brought ginger [...]

2020-12-15T11:53:45-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Christmas Fun Facts: Did you know…. You can thank Prince Albert for your Christmas tree!

Did you know…. Mistletoe is an aphrodisiac! Christmas wasn't always on December 25 While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible. Most historians posit that Jesus was born in the spring. And his birthday itself didn't become the official holiday until the third century. Some historian believe the date was actually [...]

2020-12-03T11:55:56-05:00Blog|0 Comments

From Our Kitchen …Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Executive Chef, Merv Henry

From Our Kitchen ……Caramelized Pear & Rum Torte…a specialty of Our Director of Culinary Services/Executive Chef, Merv Henry. A light sponge layer infused with Coffee & Rum… a novel twist on an Italian Classic …. Tiramisu.  ½ Cup Superfine Sugar 4 Large Peeled Pears, Cored & Cut ¼ Inch Slices 2 Tsp Rum or Rum Favor 2 Tsp Strong Coffee 1 [...]

2020-12-01T14:25:12-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Hanukkah Traditions ….around the world

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival of lights that begins this year on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 10, commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem that had been defiled after the Maccabean Revolt, a biblical story that celebrates the miracle of triumph against overwhelming odds. One part of the miracle, perhaps the part most familiar to today’s celebrants, is the [...]

2020-12-01T12:08:00-05:00Blog|0 Comments

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day…Above and Beyond the Call

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona [...]

2020-12-03T10:07:52-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Prevent Flu This Fall and Winter – National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week….

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. If you haven’t gotten your flu vaccine yet, get vaccinated now. It’s [...]

2020-12-01T10:10:10-05:00Blog|0 Comments

One simple, cost effect way to fight back Covid-19 …something we all can do!

As we approach this holiday season…it is no coincidence that we also kick-off National Handwashing Awareness Week.  Here are some useful tips from National Center for Disease Control. According to CDC… Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Here is [...]

2020-11-24T10:20:41-05:00Blog|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Fun Facts: Did you know…. Americans eat over 280 million turkeys every Thanksgiving!

While 2020 has wrought many changes…there are still some things that remain the same…. such as a day to set aside for family & Friends coming together in gratitude. Thanksgiving Day! Whether we are zooming or able to spend time together in person …. love never changes… even though some traditions may have to this year!   Let’s be creative perhaps creating [...]

2020-11-22T11:20:33-05:00Blog|0 Comments
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