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OnDaFence 31M/38M
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1/8/2019 7:51 pm

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National Apricot Day



Apricot lovers from all over the United States observe National Apricot Day every year on January 9th.



The apricot’s velvety flesh is similar to that of their relative the peach. The texture of the golden-orange fruit is more firm and the flavor more tart than its cousin. This versatile fruit is enjoyed fresh, canned and dried.



Apricots are found the world over, but originated in northeastern China near the Russian border in ancient times and were later introduced to Europe and Armenia. The apricot found its way to North American when English colonists settled in Virginia. The fruit was brought further west by Spanish explorers and missionaries where the fruit is grown commercially today.



The apricot tree can grow to 45 feet if left unpruned. It produces white, pink or red blossoms and is a winter hardy tree. However, early frosts can damage the fruit.



Fresh apricots are packed with nutrients. A 1 cup serving of apricot halves contains 60% of the daily allowance of Vitamin A, and 26% of the daily allowance for Vitamin C. Other vitamins in this low-calorie snack include Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Iron and Calcium and is also an excellent source of fiber.



With its unique flavor, the apricot is a versatile ingredient lending itself to both sweet and savory dishes. Perfect for snacking, apricots are best fresh off the tree but are also found in markets the year round. Dried, they are delicious in healthy granola or a salad.



I also make Apricot filled Buttercookies along with Brandyed cream cheese stuffed Apricot halves for the holidays.



OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 7:53 pm

Mix some brandy, sugar, and nutmeg in with some cream cheese to fill the canned halves for the holiday.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 7:55 pm

I'll make jelly from a can of apricots for the butter cookies .


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 7:56 pm

Apricot Tarts with Pistachios too!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 7:56 pm

Fricken windy here all day and into the night.


bychance4709 56M
1370 posts
1/8/2019 7:59 pm

so what exactly is the recipe for the buttercookies?? Read in the paper where today is National Bubble Bath Day. Was eagerly looking forward to your take on that!!! Still time to grab farmboi and jump in the tub


interraciallove7 48M
70 posts
1/8/2019 8:03 pm

So I need to take a good long, bubble bath and then use my apricot facial scrub? lol


Hungr4Yungr 69M
3731 posts
1/8/2019 9:07 pm

Apricots are very versatile and quite delicious. I Like your recipe ideas. Now if I just had a few apricots lying around.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 9:53 pm

    Quoting bychance4709:
    so what exactly is the recipe for the buttercookies?? Read in the paper where today is National Bubble Bath Day. Was eagerly looking forward to your take on that!!! Still time to grab farmboi and jump in the tub
LOL !!! Yes it was bubblebath day but I need to leave some items for next year too with some pre-planning in mind.


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 9:55 pm

    Quoting interraciallove7:
    So I need to take a good long, bubble bath and then use my apricot facial scrub? lol
Apricot facial scrub works in my book and I have also seen apricot bubble bath too. Do you have a local Bed,Bath, and Beyond near you?


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/8/2019 9:58 pm

    Quoting Hungr4Yungr:
    Apricots are very versatile and quite delicious. I Like your recipe ideas. Now if I just had a few apricots lying around.
I regularly buy canned apricots for us and do the bandyed cream cheese piped into them or just spooned on. It also works great using the same mix with baked Danish pastries


Spicy_D69 56M  
494 posts
1/8/2019 10:14 pm

The Apricot Tarts with Pistachios sounds delicious and with some left over Christmas gingerbread cookies too
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OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/9/2019 12:50 am

    Quoting Spicy_D69:
    The Apricot Tarts with Pistachios sounds delicious and with some left over Christmas gingerbread cookies too
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Ok... I may post the recipe next time I make them


Julie_Tgirl 69T
1987 posts
1/9/2019 2:20 pm

I have apricot trees cuz I luv apricots! Just apricots off the tree, canned apricots, dehydrated apricots and also apricot cobbler!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
26492 posts
1/9/2019 4:29 pm

    Quoting Julie_Tgirl:
    I have apricot trees cuz I luv apricots! Just apricots off the tree, canned apricots, dehydrated apricots and also apricot cobbler!
I wish I could grow them here! We both enjoy them. I will give them a hit with that bandyed cream cheese then even put a cherry on top.


jrodd 60M
2692 posts
1/13/2019 4:47 am

Fuzzy butt peach would be nice!


OnDaFence 31M/38M
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1/14/2019 12:00 pm

    Quoting jrodd:
    Fuzzy butt peach would be nice!
Peach Daiquiri doesn't sound half bad either!