Friday, December 2, 2011

good night for a cup of mocha, a fire in the fireplace and a holiday movie!


Today marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually observed on December 2 to remind people that modern slavery works against human rights.
This holiday is not to be confused with the UN’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

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National Fritters Day!

1665 is the first mention of fritters made out of meat. 
Later, they evolved to fruit which is the most popular now.

December 2, 2011 is

National Fritters Day

Today is National Fritters Day! Fritters are delicious fried cakes filled with fruit or meat. They can be served as a snack, side dish, dessert, or even the main course!
There's actually not much difference between pancake and fritter batter. They are both made with the same ingredients. It is only once fruit or meat is dipped into the raw batter and then fried that it actually becomes a fritter.
The first historical record of the fritter dates back to 1665. Samuel Pepys, an Englishman who served as a Member of Parliament during the English Restoration period, noted in his diary that he would be enjoying some fritters before Lent!
To celebrate National Fritter Day, try making your own tasty fritters to enjoy!

Source: Ultimate Holiday site,