November 8th Cook Something Bold Day

If the rest of the neighborhood can smell what you are cooking you have accomplished your goal today. That doesn’t mean it has to be something good, it helps, but the idea is to fill the world with that aroma! You know you have reached your goal when someone comes to your door and asks, “What are you cooking?”. Cabbage works, so does shrimp, anything you can think of that is stinky works really well! To me, while I realize a lot of people love it, the smell of something being cooked heavily with garlic, tops the list. I like garlic, but boy does it stink! Today works really well if you cook outdoors. It gives you a good start on letting the neighbors know you are cooking and you mean business! Today is owned by Wellcat.com.

How to celebrate – Cook something bold. Cook something that stinks. Try some hot peppers in your cereal!

March 12th Plant a Flower Day

With the weather warming up it’s time to start thinking about planting flowers that brighten your day and put that scent of Spring into the air. There are at least 151 varieties of flowers so you need to learn which ones to plant when. Some flowers can stand the colder weather; others need the full sunshine and heat. Fields of flowers are amazing and important to feeding those creatures that thrive on their nectar. While we at times find these bugs annoying they serve an important function in life for us all. So besides just being pretty to look at, and smelling really, really good, flowers serve a purpose… just like everything else in nature.

How to celebrate – Plant a flower! See how many of the 151 flower types you can name. Find a field of flowers and enjoy.

November 8th Cook Something Bold Day

When you cook something bold it is generally considered to be something hot and spicy. Something filled with flavor and tangy. Well, that’s normally but in this a case we are talking about something that fills your entire home with a scent that beacons someone to the kitchen to find out what’s cooking.

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Now this will obviously change with your families tastes. It may still make the dish hot and spicy but it could also be the scent of cookies baking or strawberries being cut up, lemon cake cooking, a turkey dinner with all the fixings, blueberry muffins, a chocolate fountain… well, you get the idea.

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Things that may not qualify would be cooking cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, liver … unless you like that sort of thing. Half, or more, of the pleasure of eating is the scent of the food. Smelling it cooking all day builds the anticipation of what is to come.

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Well, today is copyrighted by Wellcat.com. Guess you can’t cook anything that smells good, or bad, without getting their permission first. Or at least it can’t be bold.

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How to celebrate – Cook something that is aromatic today. Make something really bold and spicy (Even if you have to throw it away later.) Cook enough cabbage for the entire neighborhood.