Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day, unofficial early start of summer this weekend

Live Science/Carl Nierenberg, Contributing Writer, 5/22/15. "Memorial Day meals": Expert tips for packing a healthy picnic.  

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Enjoying our picnic with everyone we bring with us.
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Yeah, well, they weren't looking.
"Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer and perhaps the unofficial start of the outdoor eating season.

Whether it's done on a beach blanket, on a concert lawn or at a picnic table, food eaten at a picnic often seems to taste better. The combination of fresh air, sunshine and the outdoors can make a meal seem more festive and fun.

Picnics are appealing, especially to people in colder climates who don't get many chances to eat outside in nice weather and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal, and they could also bring back childhood memories, said Sara Haas, a dietitian and chef in Chicago and a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics."  Read article.

Note photograph and graphics -  San Diego Zoo/A picnic you'll never forget.  Two (2) ants from Admiral Pest Control, Los Angeles.

RelatedThe Old Farmer's Almanac, "First day of Summer 2015: The Summer Solstice." "The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2015, the summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT."

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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