"Since the day I was born I have loved you so much..." were the opening words I penned on a handmade Mother's Day card back in the 3rd grade. Those were the only words I remember as our teacher was a merciless editor and I think those were the only original words I was allowed … [Read more...] about The History of Mothers Day
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This coming week Christians around the world are celebrating Easter. A moveable feast, Easter occurs the First Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It is late this year, just like Spring. Marking the end of Lent, Holy Week leads … [Read more...] about Hot Cross Buns are Still a Good Friday Tradition
The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titantic was celebrated on April 14, 2012. Food lovers have been hosting dinners for decades, and in recent years Downton Abbey fans have jumped on board. The show opens with news of the sinking of the ship which directly affects the … [Read more...] about Planning Your Titantic Tribute Dinner: 1st Class Menu
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?
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 Downton fans, namely an afternoon tea. British cuisine has endured a great deal of bad press, … [Read more...] about Galentine’s Day Tea Party