Food Holidays In June – National Hazelnut Cake Day

When we think of holidays, we usually think of some food associated with each particular holiday, like turkey at Thanksgiving, hamburgers and hot dogs for the 4th of July, colored eggs at Easter, and so on. 

The type of traditional foods varies from family to family, but most people have them. However, there are also food specific holidays.  Some are for only a day, some are for a week, and some last a whole month.

June Food Holidays

For instance, June is:

  • National Dairy Month
  • National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
  • National Iced Tea Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Candy Month

Wow!  That’s a whole lot of celebrating food!

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

In honor of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, I think it’s worth mentioning it’s also time for those wonderful Farmer’s Markets!  They’re a great place to get some fresh fruit and vegetables!

CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) are also starting to produce.  It’s probably too late to join a local CSA, but some may still have openings.

If you’re interested in finding a CSA or Farmer’s Market, check out Local Harvest website.  It has a wealth of information, and will help you find the closest Farmer’s Market’s, CSA’s, family farms and organic food.

June 1st Is National Hazelnut Cake Day

Today’s specific holiday is National Hazelnut Cake Day.  There’s a recipe for Norwegian Hazelnut Cake over at All Recipes that’s got a lot of rave reviews.  Cake may not be what most people think of health food, but it sure makes a nice treat once in a while.

There’s also a recipe for a Hazelnut-Espresso Coffeecake in the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains cookbook.  If you’re interested in baking with whole grains, it’s a HUGE cookbook (over 600 pages!) with all kinds of goodies in there made with whole grain goodness.

Every day’s a good day to celebrate with whole grain foods!

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