Saturday, October 20, 2007

Sweetest Day

Sweet to the sweet, and dainty delights,
This chapter presents, and your trial invites

Let's pretend for a moment that Herbert Birch Kingston, the Ohio philanthropist, proposed Sweetest Day in 1922 out of the goodness of his heart. It is possible you know.
  • Sears and Roebuck begins selling electric refrigerators
  • Stephen Poplawski invents the blender (milkshakes, malteds, yum)
  • On January 24, 1922 Christian K. Nelson patents something quite sweet, an Eskimo Pie
  • Fruit Garden & Home Magazine was founded in 1922. Later to be renamed Better Homes & Gardens Sounds like a good place to publish those "sweet" recipes.
  • Belle De Graf published "Mrs. De Graf's Cook Book" in 1922. Although this cook book was funded by a few commercial food companies, it was quite customary. Still is...Speaking about cookbooks, Fannie Farmer also prepared her Rumford Cookbook in 1922
  • On the candy front, we had peanut chews making their debut and gummi bears were born, just to mention a couple.

Let's just pretend he started this holiday because he wanted to show those who were feeling lost or forgotten that somewhere someone was thinking of a new idea to make their life a little bit happier if only for a day.
Who comes to eat with you,
Gets many a lump of sweetness too

Why not celebrate sweetness day, or everyday, with this recipe for Maple Fudge from the The Thimble Club Cookbook

Maple Fudge
1 pint maple syrup
1/2 pint cream
Boil until hairs and beat rapidly until it begins to sugar, then put into pan to cool.


  • 1. Cleveland Celebrates Sweetest Day
  • 2. Origins and Facts About Sweetest Day
  • 3. A Poem for Sweetest Day

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none came too early,
none returned too late.

Thanks for dropping in...Louise