The purpose of Tangible Karma Day is for people celebrating the event to de-clutter their lives and to give to other people who are in need. Tangible Karma is a company founded by Amber Nicole Dilger in 2005 and her idea was to recycle and reuse. You can visit their website to donate goods and track how they are used to help others. From this company came the inspiration for Tangible Karma Day.
There are several ways that people can celebrate Tangible Karma Day. One way is for individuals or groups to spend an hour of their day de-cluttering their lives and giving any unwanted items to those in need. Similarly, you can invite people to your home and gather together items to give to charity collectively. Another option is to volunteer at a shelter to help those in need for one day.
Caramel Day is dedicated to the rich, gooey, delicious substance made with the dark alchemy of the culinary arts. It is the known as Caramel, which is in fact born out of the rather exacting process of caramelization. The process is deceptively simple, you need merely increase the heat of sugar to a mere 170 °C (340 °F), at which point the sugar breaks down and turns into this much delectable substance with its rich golden color and iconic flavor. This is just the start of this process, the beginning of a trek to that which we think of as ‘Caramel’, that coater of Apples and binder of popcorn.
To truly make the caramel we all dearly love, there are a couple approaches. One is to caramelize the sugar, and then add the cream, butter, and vanilla that brings out the flavors we dearly love. The other process involves adding them all together, and cooking the mixture until the milk caramelizes, but not the sugar. This sort of caramel is known as ‘milk caramel’.
Whatever your favorite form of caramel is, this day is the day you can celebrate it by sharing it with friends, family, and co-workers alike. You can prepare little bags of mixed types of caramel, with little cards in it talking about the history of this delectable treat, and perhaps a recipe for them to try making their own at home! If you’re feeling truly adventurous, you can bring in confections of your own creation!
The best part about Caramel Day is it gives you an excuse to put this wonderful treat on anything you can think of! Caramel really does go wonderfully with just about anything, so take it upon yourself to whip up a dish of traditional brownies, and you can either mix the caramel in as a marbling, or drizzle it on top and sprinkle it with walnuts for a special treat.
If you want something a little lighter, but still having that rich caramel flavor, you can create a batch of apple or pumpkin spice cupcakes, top them with a delicious buttercream frosting, and drizzle with caramel! These rich flavors and smells are reminiscent of the fall and winter holidays, and will inevitably bring a warm cozy feeling to your home while your mouth rejoices at the wonderful flavor of caramel in your mouth!
Most people are familiar with the Turtle candies, those rich droplets of caramel made with pecans and dipped in chocolate. These treats are incredibly popular no matter where you go, and this day we offer up a unique twist on them. For this dish you prepare a traditional chocolate cake batter, and pour it in to a cupcake tray. You then marbleize in some caramel and pecans, and set your cupcakes to bake. Once completed top it off with a vanilla cream frosting, a drizzle of caramel, and a single pecan to finish it off!
Caramel is really a versatile topping, able to go on top of any form of fruit, be they pears, peaches, or the traditional apples. Even better is to use this treat as the topping for the ice cream on a banana split! One other treat that only goes better with caramel is apple pie. Mix some caramel into the apple filling and then drizzle the top with rich, creamy, delicious caramel sauce and your pie will go from ‘All American’ to ‘All Star!’ quality. No matter how you choose to celebrate this Caramel Day, make sure you spread the joy by taking those delectable treats to others.
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Pizza lovers far and wide will be making the most of Deep Dish Pizza Day. This is your holiday! But first, let us thank Pizzeria Uno’s founder Ike Sewell, without whom this day wouldn’t exist. He is credited with creating the spectacular deep dish pizza in 1943 in Chicago. This wonderfully tasty pizza, also known as Chicago-style pizza, is characterised by a superb buttery crust that can be as high as 3 inches tall, along with generous amounts of flavoursome sauce, toppings and cheese. On this day, get together with friends or family to visit your favourite pizza restaurant and enjoy a wonderful slice (or more) of cheesy goodness.
Don’t fret if you can’t get the exact deep dish pizza – a pan style pizza, thick crusted pizza or pretty much any delicious pizza will do. Better yet, use this day to finally create that perfect pizza you’ve always dreamed of making, and invite others over to share it with you!
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Eat your lunch, then tuck-in for a nice afternoon nap
This is one of the most bizarre holidays of all. However, in all its craziness, there is certain logic. Read a Road Map Day is observed on the 5th of April each year. Today, we use GPS to help us to find places. However, road maps were the essential tools of travelers in the yesteryears.
This day was created to honor the art of map reading and to give a sense of orientation to people to read road maps, understand them and generally get the feel of the road without interference by electronic gizmos.
What you should basically do on this day is to take a trip by road. It would be preferable for you to take a trip in the back roads through remote territory. Pinpoint a location on your road map and try to reach it by following the map.
Even if you do not go on a trip, you can still have some fun with road maps. If you can collect a few road maps, you spend a few hours poring over the maps.
Try to get maps of different areas where you can study the names of places and perhaps look them up later to decide which ones are actually interesting enough to visit at a later date.
You could invite some friends over so that you can share your knowledge of places with each other. Better still, make it into a lunch and this will serve as an occasion to reconnect with friends who you have not seen for some time.