March 24, 2009
Do you ever have those moments when you are minding your own business on the Internet and something shocking finds it way to your laptop? It's happened to all of us, and this time, this was the result: There is actually a professional organization called the National Pecan Shellers Association. I found their web page while doing research on Pecan Day, which happens to be tomorrow, March 25th.
Among other things, I learned that the pecan tree is the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America. Also, George Washington was a massive fan of pecans. Neat, huh? Dork, yes.
For those of you looking to celebrate Pecan Day with a special dessert, I suggest checking out the group's web page. They have some great recipes, including Pecan Banana Bread and Banana Pecan Strudel.