Laugaas Burger - © laugaas.is

At first, I wondered what was so special about the ubiquitous Cheeseburger that it should be honoured with a national celebratory day all its own. Then I realized in a flash that it’s because the Cheeseburger is such an institution that it gets its day to shine! Let’s start by lifting the veil on the CB’s origins…

Raving Ramsay - © Fox

One of the posts I read called Ramsay out for missing ingredients. Others questioned the modest volume of component foods he did include in the version of a Classic English Breakfast he tweeted. Lovers of the ‘Full English’ won’t stand for fiddling or diddling with the classic formula!

Avocados - © agric.wa.gov.au

Today is National Guacamole Day in the U.S. and, yes, I realize that most folks already know what Guacamole is and how to make it, and have their own preferences about how to enjoy it. But I’ve come across a recipe for a crazy Margarita that’s inspired me to create a complete Guac Day celebration menu!

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup - Detail - © cookdiary.net

When I awoke this morning and saw it was still pitch dark outside, I had a hunch this was going to be a tedious, depressing, grump-inducing day. Thus far, after getting Mom up, and performing my own ablutions, I can confirm it’s turning out every bit as gloomy as I thought it would…

Tomato Harvest - © hort.cornell.edu

I was talking with Mom yesterday afternoon, watching the LPGA Tournament of the week live from Rancho Mirage, California, and remarking on the white haze that hung in the air everywhere in the middle distance. “It’s those damned wildfires, isn’t it?” Mom snarled. And it got me wondering…