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Canadians are back today after celebrating a long weekend with family and friends. A civic holiday, it is known by different names across each provinces, but the tradition was started in 1869 by the Toronto City Council in honour of Lord Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada and the man who initiated the abolishment of slavery in Canada.
Lord D and I spent the morning exploring the countryside just a few minutes from our home, which included a visit to Springridge Farm, a great country farm where you can buy the latest crop off the field (raspberries, corn), enjoy a BBQ or baked goods, and this week a jar of their Prince George jam in honor of the new young prince.
As you may know, Tea Tuesday is a weekly tradition I started, celebrating the era of “Downton Abbey”, the popular TV show, featuring a new “Downton” era recipe. Refer to my Online Guide to Afternoon Tea, helpful in understanding the traditions and dishes served at tea.
Today’s dish is Plum Crumble, a sweet or tart dish (depending on the amount of sugar you use), with an English style topping of flour, butter and ground almonds.