Because I will not be able to go trick or treating tonight, please send me 10% of your take. Thank you and have fun! As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on Twitter @walterthinnes
Waxy Candy Corn doesn't taste very good and has no distinctive flavor of its own. Not sure why it is so popular, but I will pop a palmful into my pie hole if given the chance. You could get creative and make your own, like this recipe from Alton Brown. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/candy-corn-recipe2-2120004 Or make a themed … Continue reading National Candy Corn Day
You may prefer your quick oats for breakfast. You may enjoy pin oats in Cincinnati's goetta. You may look forward to oatmeal cookies. You may be busy feeding your horse a meal of oats. Unlikely, but possible. In any case, Happy National Oatmeal Day to all who enjoy them. As always you can find more … Continue reading National Oatmeal Day
Today you may celebrate one of the worlds favorite, most obsessed over and most mythologized flavors. It means so many things to so many people and comes in so many forms there should be a lot of celebrating today. So enjoy, have fun and sample some chocolate today. This is your day! Fudge As always … Continue reading National Chocolate Day
Mmmmm. I love Boston Cream Pie, though usually I get it in donut form when I do get it. What if you could make it at home? Try This... Homemade Boston Cream Donuts made by Farideh Sadeghin that you can make too. Below is a recipe link and video you might enjoy. Be aware that … Continue reading National Boston Cream Pie Day
As we reach the end of the 2019 baseball season I find myself without the Cincinnati Reds or even the New York Yankees with good ex-Reds representatives to root for. While I admire the Houston Astros and all they have accomplished since they transferred to the AL, I'm basically a National League sort of guy. … Continue reading 2019 World Series rooting interest
If you read this blog regularly you know I enjoy eating and making great food. I like making my own pasta, baking my own sourdough bread and even inventing my own triple process delicious barbecue baby back rib recipe. But I have a confession to make. There are certain low brow foods I absolutely crave. … Continue reading Foodie Confession and possible solution
Today is National Pasta Day and I could go on about how I love to make homemade pasta and you should really give it a try, but instead will finally deliver a long delayed restaurant review. NUMERO 28 at 28 West Carmine Street in the West Village is a terrific restaurant here in NYC. Actually … Continue reading National Pasta Day – and a waaaaay delayed restaurant review!
Not surprisingly with all the OctoberFest hype that this month is both National German-American Heritage Month and National Pretzel Month at the same time! To celebrate use one of my favorite celebrity chef's homemade pretzel recipe. First the video... https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/altons-homemade-soft-pretzels-0170183 And now the actual recipe... https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-soft-pretzels-recipe-1948242 ENJOY! Breadbasket with traditional Bavarian pretzels with German flag. … Continue reading October is National German-American Heritage Month & National Pretzel Month!
The third Tuesday of October is National Pharmacy Technician Day. Not only am I dealing with lots of pharmacy stuff during my recuperation, I have a pharmacy connection in my history. There was a Thinnes Pharmacy in the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1922 to 1977. My grandfather John L. Thinnes purchased a business … Continue reading National Pharmacy Technician Day
In the continuing saga of my recovery I've been released from rehab and am recovering at home. There is still lots of healing to go as my right leg is still non-weight-bearing. While a small New York apartment is less kind to a person in my condition than a rehab center, the pleasure of being … Continue reading Footnotes #14 – home again
Today is National Train Your Brain Day when you are challenged to test yourself with puzzles and riddles. What does that have to do with my long recent health travails? Simple. After nearly dying from severe septic shock and going through three operations in eight days I emerged physically exhausted. As I awoke, slightly dazed … Continue reading National Train Your Brain Day + Footnotes #13
The second Saturday in October is National Motorcycle Ride Day. I've missed much of the Northern Hemisphere riding season but even with my recent injury I dream of the freedom of riding my bike. So if you own one, get out and ride responsibly. If you don't please watch carefully for motorcycles and give them … Continue reading National Motorcycle Ride Day
Personally I'm waiting for National Cake Eating Day as that is my specialty. Regardless how pretty the icing is, it all tastes the same in my tummy. I'm not very good at decorating, but my sister excels at it. She has made some exceptionally pretty designs. If this is your hobby you know that you … Continue reading National Cake Decorating Day
This blog is focused on theatrical experiences, personal notes, food adventures and celebrations of National Days. I seldom lapse into political commentary, but will make a brief exception today. President Trump and various members of his administration are currently embroiled in an impeachment fight that I have followed closely. I'm not predicting what the outcome … Continue reading Rare Political Commentary
Many of the National Days I feature on my blog were founded years and even decades ago. Many of them have mysterious origins and exist traditionally from year to year. But today's was established by a Brooklyn based chocolate covered pretzel empire and this year, October 7, 2019, is the very first day this National … Continue reading National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day
In actuality sarcasm is the body's natural reaction to stupidity. However, if overused you could be shunned by family and friends. So if you find yourself being over-sarcastic (duh, is that even possible?) you may wish to explore how modern medicine can help, details below... As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on … Continue reading October is National Sarcastic Awareness Month
In 2011 Hawthorne, California established the first Wednesday in October as Have a Coffee with a Cop Day to enhance the rapport between police officers and their community. Of course, a donut usually accompanies each cup of coffee. Hawthorne isn't that big of a town so maybe that works. But I'm guessing if we try … Continue reading National Coffee With A Cop Day
A few days ago I urged you to attend the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park here in Manhattan but bemoaned the fact I could not attend due to my situation trapped in the rehab center. To my absolute delight Pamela arranged for our friend Hannah and her friend Rose to help us out by … Continue reading Surprise! I got to go to the festival!