"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 Afternoon Tea for Mom to Make a Memorable Mother’s Day 2021
Fun Food History
Hot cross buns have come a long way since its humble beginning. Many cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make sweet and spiced breads during the onset of spring to celebrate the end of winter and the start of a new season. However, it is said that the … [Read more...] about Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
This will be the second year that social distancing due to COVID-19 will prevent many from gathering in large groups to celebrate. You can still celebrate at home with family, so that means you don't have to pass on the traditions of the day. March 17th is Saint … [Read more...] about Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home (Again) This Year
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 February 16. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, which means to confess. In the Middle Ages, this day was a time for … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
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