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October 6th — National Orange Wine Day

Oddly enough, orange wine is not made from oranges.


According to National Day Calendar (one of my favorite places to visit), the color of orange wine comes from ” fermented white wine grapes (and) the orange wine (color) develops through more skin contact during the fermentation process. Makers treat the white grapes like red grapes preserving the bolder body and tannins. As a result, the ordinarily white wine will deepen into a brandy orange color.” Find  more info about orange wine by following the Instagram page for National Orange Wine Day @orangewinetime.

IMAG1814For me, the orange I like in association with my wine the most is, taking any empty wine bottle and turning it into a Clemson Tigers treasure or something else to treasure, like these wine bottle creations from Gi Gi’s Woodcrafts, Gifts & Collectible of Walterboro featured at The World Grits Festival in St. George, and Rayle Rode Daze in Branchville both in South Carolina. Give her a call to see where her next showing will be — (843)908-4297. Check out these other creative selections I found below.

Clemson is my Happy Place:

Don’t have an empty bottle, yet…

No wine and only an empty glass, do the next best thing and give it a little personality. Who knows, it just may fill with wine someday.




October 5th — National Apple Betty Day

Brown Betty is a traditional American dessert made from fruit and day-old or stale bread cubes with fruit and spices, usually apples.


According to Wikipedia, the dish was first mentioned in print in 1864 in the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. A version of the dessert, using applesauce and cracker crumbs was included in the 1877 cookbook Buckeye Cookery by Estelle Woods Wilcox. Not to be confused with, but similar to, apple crisp or pan dowdy, Brown Betty is a great way to use leftover bread, becoming a sort-of fruity bread pudding.

Try one of these versions for your next dessert:





A Day FILLED With Celebrations

* A little disclaimer – I know it is not June 1st, but I didn’t want to leave out this post.

When I heard on my morning news program that it was National Nail Polish Day (June 1), I knew that was the topic for my post today.


Then I went to National Day Calendar for my morning check and found that this is a day of all kinds of celebrations. (As if we ever really need a reason to celebrate life). Continue reading

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