National Hamburger Day – May 28th

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Here’s a bit of hamburger-related trivia:

” ‘$100 hamburger’ (‘hundred-dollar hamburger’) is aviation slang for a general aviation pilot needing an excuse to fly. A $100 hamburger trip typically involves flying a short distance (less than two hours), eating at an airport restaurant, and flying home.” (

Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burger, Courtesy:
Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burger, Courtesy:

If you plan on celebrating National Hamburger Day, try one of my favorite hamburger recipes:  Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Although “hamburger” often refers to beef burgers, they are also commonly made with other ground meats or fish – here are a few alternatives:
BBQ Pork Burgers
Seasoned Turkey Burgers
Lemon-Horseradish Tilapia Fish Cakes
Grilled Italian Sausage Burgers





National Orange Juice Day – May 4th

Happy National Orange Juice Day!

Did you know that orange juice has been the official beverage of Florida since 1967? Yes, it’s true.

Have you ever wondered what is meant by “reconstituted” on some orange juice containers? Wikipedia explains it as follows:

“Commercially squeezed orange juice is pasteurized and filtered before being evaporated under vacuum and heat. After removal of most of the water, this concentrated juice, about 65% sugar by weight, is then stored at about 10 °F…When water is added to freshly thawed concentrated orange juice, it is said to be reconstituted.  The product was developed in 1948 at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center.”

Orange Juice Fizz
Orange Juice Fizz, Courtesy:

Here are a few recipes featuring oranges and/or orange juice, to help you celebrate the day:

Orange Juice Fizz
Guava and Orange Fruit Cooler
Tangy Citrus Party Punch