Halloween is a day away, and as you make preparations for what proves to be the most unusual Halloween of your lifetime, you may be interested to know of its history. This holiday has ancient origins in Ireland. It was originally called Samhain (summers end), and the day marked … [Read more...] about How Downton Abbey Did Halloween
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The US and Canada celebrated Labor Day this week. Another long weekend in an unprecedented year dealing with Covid-19. The long weekend still does mark the unofficial end of Summer, and normally a time when children return to school, but this year has flipped all that on its … [Read more...] about Can you Serve Angel Food Cake After Labor Day?
Today we celebrate Julia Child's 108th birthday. She died 2 days before her 92nd birthday back in 2004.A pioneer in the culinary world she introduced American housewives to the joys of cooking French Cuisine. She bravely took the teaching concept to a whole new level on … [Read more...] about August 15: Celebrating Julia Child’s Birthday
While the English have enjoyed ices since the Victoria era, it was the Americans who put ice on a stick.In 1905, Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy living in the San Francisco Bay area, “mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight. It was a cold night, … [Read more...] about The Popsicle is an American Invention