31 July – Mutt Day

Mutt Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Mutt Day! Today, we celebrate these beloved pets and furry friends!  What makes a mutt so special? While purebreds come from a lineage of dogs of the same breed, mutts are a mix between two or more breeds. This means that no two mutts are alike — each is unique in its own way! These dogs certainly deserve a day of celebration for their diverse heritage. To celebrate Mutt’s Day, take your mutt for an extra long walk today. Show your mutt how much you appreciate him or her with a few extra treats and toys. Happy Mutt’s Day! (So...

30 July – International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship - Elizabeth Place
  Today is International Day of Friendship! Take time today to truly appreciate the friends in your life – and tell them how much you care. Never forget that the friendships you have made throughout your life have had a great impact on who you are today!  This holiday was created in 2011 by the UN General Assembly to foster the idea that friendships can inspire peace efforts and bring communities together. These friendships can be between individuals, countries, cultures and beyond. Each year on this day, the UN encourages community groups and ...

29 July – Lasagne Day

Lasagne Day - Elizabeth Place
  Break out mom’s famous recipe – it’s Lasagne Day! This delicious Italian dish is usually made with layers of flat pasta sheets, tomato sauce, and cheese – but there are dozens of different variations. Some popular additions are meat, vegetables, and Béchamel sauce. People have been eating noodles for at least 4000 years, but culinary historians disagree over when and where the first pasta dish originated. We do know that tomatoes are a "New World" food, which means pasta and tomato dishes (like lasagne) have only been around since the ...

28 July – Milk Chocolate Day

Milk Chocolate Day - Elizabeth Place
  Chocoholics unite—it’s Milk Chocolate Day! How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It's a mix of cocoa solids and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this lighter version is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many other delicious desserts. Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called ...

27 July – Chicken Finger Day

Chicken Fingers Day - Elizabeth Place
  Chicken fingers have been an all-time favourite for people over the past 20 years. As a quick and easy way to enjoy chicken, chicken fingers can have so many varieties in flavour and quality that the possibilities are endless. (Source: daysoftheyear.com)

26 July – All Or Nothing Day

All or Nothing Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is All or Nothing Day! How does one observe this unique occasion? The answer to this question is different for everyone, but one thing is certain: this is not a holiday to be taken lightly. All or Nothing Day is a time to take risks and live on the edge. Live like today is your last day on earth and let your inner daredevil shine. Be sure to make peace with your enemies, spend time with your loved ones, and do something you've always wanted to do. Try something new, seek an adventure, and give this day all you’ve got. All or Nothing Day ...

25 July – Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Hot Fudge Sundae Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Hot Fudge Sundae Day! A sundae is the perfect treat. Pair cold ice cream with warm, chocolate sauce to enjoy this classic and decadent treat. Add some nuts, whipped cream, and cherries on top and you’ve got yourself a world-famous dessert! To celebrate Hot Fudge Sundae Day, treat yourself to a scrumptious hot fudge sundae with all of your favourite toppings! (Source: punchbowl.com)

24 July – Cousins Day

Cousins Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Cousins Day! This day is dedicated to the wonderful people who helped us endure all our family get-togethers and holidays. They were there to keep us company at the kids' table and, for some of us, they were the siblings we never had. Cousins Day is the perfect opportunity to thank your cousins for all that they do for you. To celebrate the occasion, find some time to chat over the phone and catch up, or make plans to spend the day together! (Source: punchbowl.com)

23 July – Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Vanilla Ice Cream Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Vanilla ice cream has gotten a reputation for being a bit plain, especially when compared to its more exciting siblings: chocolate, strawberry, mint chip, and cookie dough. Today is vanilla ice cream’s day to shine! Stop for a scoop of ice cream at your local ice cream shop or pick up a litre at the grocery store to celebrate  Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Pass up fancy flavours like cookies and cream or fudge brownie for good, old-fashioned vanilla ice cream! (Source: punchbowl.com)

22 July – Crème Brûlée Day

Creme Brûlée Day - Elizabeth Place
  To me, every kitchen appliance is useful and nothing’s overrated. When I look at my little espresso machine, I don’t see coffee. I see a steaming valve as an opportunity to make amazing Crème Brûlée. Grant Achatz Crème Brûlée is decadence incarnate: a rich creamy custard topped with a layer of hard caramel, combining the best of crunchy and creamy together into a single bite. It is seen as a mark of elegance, as one of the hallmark desserts of Paris, and Crème Brûlée Day is here to celebrate it! (Source: daysoftheyear.com) ...