Traditionally this is the weekend that most Canadians and Scots look forward to: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria. She was born on May 24, 1819. She reigned for 63 years. May 24th marks her official birthday, but the holiday falls on the last Monday … [Read more...] about Scots and Canadians Ease into Summer with Victoria Day Holiday
Downton Abbey Cooks Online Guide to Afternoon Tea
An overview of what you need to know about Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is arguably the best contribution the British have made to cuisine. A lovely tradition My book Relaxing Over Afternoon Tea has everything you need to know about this ritual, whether you are planning to … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey Cooks Online Guide to Afternoon Tea
Hot Cross Buns and Other Easter Traditions
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
Can you Serve Angel Food Cake After Labor Day?
The US and Canada celebrated Labor Day yesterday. Another long weekend in another year dealing with Covid-19. The weekend marks the unofficial end of Summer and is normally a joyful time when parents send their children back to school. However, the Delta variant has made this a … [Read more...] about Can you Serve Angel Food Cake After Labor Day?
Lovely Low-fat Lavender Tea Cakes
Forget crumbs, embrace the sponge. When I started experimenting with yoghurt and applesauce in place of butter and oil, I discovered the texture of the cakes changed from crumbly cake to a nice moist sponge. It makes snack transportation much easier, provides a great base for … [Read more...] about Lovely Low-fat Lavender Tea Cakes