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WORLD AIDS DAY

Advent Season Begins

 

2

 

Cyber Monday

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

3

 

Giving Tuesday

 

4

 

National Cookie Day

 

5

 

National Comfort Food Day (RECIPES)

 

6

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

Finnish Independence

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY (Recipes)

 

7

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

8

 

National Brownie Day (RECIPES)

Second Sunday of Advent

 

9

 

GREEN MONDAY

 

10

 

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

Universal Human Rights Day

 

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12

 
 
 

13

 

National Popcorn String Day

National Cocoa Day

 

14

 

A Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas

Carnegie Museum Open House & Victorian Christmas in Houghton

Michigan Technological University 2019 Mid-Year Commencement

 

15

 

Third Sunday of Advent

National Lemon Cupcake Day (RECIPES)

 

16

 

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

17

 

National Maple Syrup Day

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

 

18

 

International Migrants Day

National "I LOVE HONEY" Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day (RECIPES)

 

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20

 

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

 

21

 

Happy Winter Solstice

 

22

 

Hanukkah Begins (December 22nd to December 30th)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

National Date Nut Bread Day (RECIPES)

 

23

 

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

 

24

 

Christmas Eve RECIPES & TRADITIONS [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

 

25

 

Christmas [Co-op Closed]

 

26

 

National Candy Cane Day

 

27

 

National Fruitcake Day (RECIPE)

 

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30

 

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 

31

 

New Years Eve [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm]

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 
    

December 23, 2019

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

Five Food Finds about Pfeffernusse

1) Pfeffernusse is a variant of German Lebkuchen, or gingerbread.
2) Pferffernusse cookies differ from regular German gingerbread is that they are rolled into balls and then glazed with powdered sugar after baking.
3) Pferffernusse literally means "pepper."
4) A traditional Pfeffernusse cookie will be too hard to eat without dipping in liquid for the first few days.
5) The cookies do soften with age and more modern recipe adaptations have been made to make them soft from the start.

Today's Food History
---1675 On December 23, 1675, Charles II of England, issued a proclamation suppressing Coffee Houses. The public response was so negative that he revoked it on January 8, 1676.
A Proclamation for the Suppression of Coffee Houses: "Whereas it is most apparent that the multitude of Coffee Houses of late years set up and kept within this Kingdom ... and the great resort of idle and disaffected persons to them, have produced very evil and dangerous effects; as well for that many tradesmen and others, do herein misspend much of their time, which might and probably would be employed in and about their Lawful Calling and Affairs; but also for that in shuck houses ... divers, false, malitious, and scandalous reports are devised and spread abroad to the Defamation of His Majesty's Government, and to the disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of the Realm; his Majesty hath thought it fit and necessary, that the said Coffee Houses be (for the Future) put down and suppressed ..."
---1901 Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert died. An English chemist, he is the co-inventor (with John Bennet Lawes) of superphosphate fertilizer.
---1940 Jorma Kaukonen of the music group 'Hot Tuna' was born.

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