Transcript for February 12th
Welcome to February 12th on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the sinfully rich and the bargain hunter’s treasure trove. More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.
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Plum pudding has long been revered in England since the 17th century. While the recipe does not call for plums, the steamed pudding made from apples, dates, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon and was outlawed in Puritanical society for being “sinfully rich.” Though traditionally associated with Christmas, we celebrate National Plum Pudding Day on the birthday shared by both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, who were known to love the seasonal dessert. Try your hand at the recipe found on the White House Historical Association’s Facebook page.
And if you have a talent for putting together odds and ends why not try your hand at creating a wardrobe from vintage and second hand clothes. National Secondhand Wardrobe week celebrates those shrewd bargain shoppers, who thrill at the challenge of piecing together fashion from unlikely sources. If you love the idea of getting more wear out of yesteryear, enjoy this treasure hunt for the ultimate “green pastime.”