Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Kentucky Derby Day!

Happy Kentucky Derby, dear readers!  If you don't already know, the Kentucky Derby is among the most viewed televised event in the United States.  It takes place on the 1st Saturday in May.  In Kentucky where I lived for 25 years, Derby is a major marker of the year.  Women traditionally do not wear white until Derby and afterwards.  Wise Kentucky gardeners wait to put out their tomato plants until Derby because invariably there is a cold snap in mid-April.  So, have a ham biscuit, some asparagus, and of course a mint julep to celebrate America's greatest thoroughbred horse race!

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