April 16th Special Days - Featuring 18+ Mushroom Freebies

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 16, 2012 | 0 comments
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Image: Red Fly Agaric Mushroom, by Alexander Kliem on Pixabay

April 16th is... National Day of the Mushroom, National Librarian Day, National Stress Awareness Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867), Isaac Newton Knighted (1705), Foursquare Day/4sqDay, National Orchid Day, National Healthcare Decisions Day, National Bean Counters' Day, World Voice Day (WVD), Flat Stomach Appreciation Day, Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day, National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, Save The Elephant Day, World Semicolon Day, St. Bernadette's Day, St. Padarn's Day

MORE: Education and Sharing Day, Holy Tuesday, Tax Freedom Day, Emancipation Day (1862),

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised: Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms - Including new sections on growing your own incredible edibles and off-season collecting | Paperback: 208 pages – Illustrated | by Gary Lincoff (Author). Publisher: Quarry Books; Revised, Illustrated edition (June 15, 2017)National Day of the Mushroom
-- Paying tribute to the famous fungi with over 14,000 different varieties. Some mushrooms are highly poisionous if eaten, but there are a number of other mushrooms which can be eaten safely. Edible mushrooms can be stuffed, breaded, grilled or sauteed and can be eaten with a wide range of foods including salad, eggs, spaghetti and pizza. Celebrate by eating an entire day of mushroom meals - from breakfast to dinner!

Read: The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised: Illustrated Guide to Foraging, Harvesting, and Enjoying Wild Mushrooms
-- In The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised, mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you through the cultural and culinary history of the mushroom, hunting and identifying wild mushrooms, mushroom safety, and on to preparing and serving the fungi. Stunning photographs and Lincoff's fascinating anecdotes from the field will make you an instant mycophile. Gathering edible wild food is a wonderful way to forge a connection to the Earth. Mushrooms are the ultimate local food source; they grow literally everywhere, from mountains and woodlands to urban and suburban parks to your own backyard.

Image: Organic King Oyster Mushroom Kit | Trumpet Royal Mushroom | Pleurotus eryngii Indor Mushroom FarmOrganic King Oyster Mushroom Kit -- The King Oyster mushroom has a wonderful nutty flavor and a resilient firm texture. Unlike many mushrooms, the stem has the same superb flavor and porcini-like texture as the cap - nothing is wasted. Different aspects of its subtle, aromatic flavor will emerge depending on the style of preparation. Trumpet Royale can be sautéed, grilled, braised, stewed or broiled, and its savory richness is emphasized by high-heat cooking.

Image: Root Mushroom Farm | Shiitake Mushroom Growing Kit | Starting Right Away | New LaunchedShiitake Mushroom Growing Kit -- Grow your own gourmet fresh shiitake mushrooms in just 4 days. Grow multiple crops on 100% plant-based soil (saw dust and wheat bran). Your Shiitake mushrooms can be harvested at 10-day intervals for up to 16 weeks. Growing temperature is from 55° F to 75° F.

Mushroom Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch Super Fungi | We are just becoming acquainted with one of Earth's most versatile and powerful organisms, the lowly fungus
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🍄 Watch Mushroom Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🍄 Listen to Mushroom Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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Emancipation Day (1862)
- On this day, the government declared it against the law to make the people or the descendants (the children, grand children and great-grand children) of the people taken from Africa continue to work as slaves. In the United States, this day marks president Abraham Lincoln's announcement of the end of slavery and the end of the Civil War.

National Librarian Day
- Celebrating and honoring librarians, who are among the most knowledgeable people you know. Librarians can also help you do research and order new books. So this day is set aside to recognize and celebrate the librarians who make the process of brain building so much easier when we head to the library.

National Stress Awareness Day
- Are you finding work or school putting on the pressure? Are your kids getting on your nerves? Are there more bills than money at the end of the month? RELAX! Today is an opportunity to recognize there is plenty of stress in your life. But today is also an opportunity to learn, and to do something about the stress... before it drives you crazy.

National Eggs Benedict Day
- The origins are a bit unclear, perhaps because of all the various Benedicts trying to claim the dish as their own idea. The most famous, printed in The New Yorker in 1942, states Lemuel Benedict of Wall Street staggered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and ordered buttered toast with poached eggs, bacon and hollandaise in order to cure his hangover.

Wilbur Wright's Birthday (1867)
- April 16th marks the birthday of American aviator Wilbur Wright. Born in 1867, Wilbur and his brother Orville are renowned for their invention of the first powered aircraft.

Isaac Newton Knighted (1705)
- Sir Isaac Newton is best known for explaining how gravity works. Newton was knighted by Queen Anne and became Sir Isaac in 1705.

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