While I could eat pancakes every day of the year, they hold a special place on the calendar. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is a Christian celebration just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
We can thank the Dowager's generation for modern-day Valentine's Day traditions such as the Valentine's Day card. While the first valentines were homemade, commercially produced cards in Britain in the 1830s in Britain and the 1840s in the United States. Valentine's cards … [Read more...] about The Best Downton-Worthy Valentine’s Day Dishes
Even if you have a beloved to share Valentine's Day with, you can always get mileage out of the day with Galentines festivities. It can be quick and easy to pull together an event for your gal pals, namely an Afternoon Tea. British cuisine has endured a great deal of bad press, … [Read more...] about How to Host a Galentine’s Day Tea Party
On January 25, Scots around the world celebrate the birth of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. You know at least one poem, “Auld Lang Syne’ which we sing on New Year’s Eve, written in 1788. Traditional Burns Suppers are often held the weekend before or after his actual … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Scottish Bard Robert Burns on January 25th
Christmas in North America is a month-long buildup of festivities, reflecting a melting pot of religious, cultural and secular traditions. New Year’s is more of an afterthought—one last party before getting back to business. In Scotland, however, Christmas is a low-key … [Read more...] about The Scot’s Celebrate Hogmanay on December 31st