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 and Other Easter Traditions
In North America Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Currently, there are close to 70 countries that officially celebrate Mother’s Day, but at different times of the year. In the UK and other Commonwealth countries, it is called "Mothering Day" and falls on … [Read more...] about March 27th is Mothering Sunday: Its History and Traditions
Covid restrictions around the world are starting to relax so this year you may actually be able to raise a pint in the pub with friends again, masks optional. March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day (aka St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day), a cultural and religious … [Read more...] about Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Like it’s 2019
Welcome to another The Gilded Age recap from the perspective of food and entertaining. Just when you have seen everything, the obscenely wealthy create yet another way to amuse their guests. In S1E06 Gladys accompanies her brother to a tea party with Mrs. Fish to find out it … [Read more...] about The Gilded Age S1E06 Recap: (Dolls) Heads have Rolled for Less
Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. This year Shrove Tuesday falls on March 1st. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to confess. In the Middle Ages, this day was a time for people … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?