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) ...

21 July – Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Day - Elizabeth Place
  "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Shout it from the rooftops, because today is Ice Cream Day! With hundreds of flavours and toppings to choose from, you can't go wrong with ice cream! Whether you get it in a cup or in a cone, atop a waffle or in a banana split, make sure to visit your local ice cream shop today to get some cold, delicious ice cream. Happy Ice Cream Day! (Source: punchbowl.com)

20 July – Lollipop Day

Lollipop Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Lollipop Day! Lollipops come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and flavours. You can make traditional hard-candy lollipops with just four simple ingredients: sugar, water, corn syrup, and the flavouring of your choice. Culinary historians believe that the lollipop (or at least some form of it) has been around since the prehistoric era. It is presumed that humans often enjoyed honey on a stick as a delicious treat. No one knows with certainty how the modern-day lollipop was invented. However, we do know how the lollipop got its ...

19 July – Daiquiri Day

Daiquiri Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Daiquiri Day! The daiquiri is a rum-based cocktail invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It is believed that Cox created the first daiquiri in the early 1900s at a small bar in Santiago, Cuba. After having run out of gin, Cox opted for a rum-based cocktail instead.  The original daiquiri recipe called for white rum, lime juice, and sugar. According to another legend, Ernest Hemingway inspired the creation of the frozen variety at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s. The bartender’s name was Constantino Ribalaig...