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
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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?
The English have a had long love of Indian cuisine dating back to the Crusades, the spice trade era and British colonization. The first curry house opened in London in the 1800s. Queen Victoria had Indian chefs in her Royal kitchens to cook curries, as did King George V. This … [Read more...] about Brillant English Style Chicken Banana Curry
Clafouti is a nice light summer dessert which is quick to prepare and works with whatever summer fruit you have on hand. Traditionally it is prepared with cherries, but I used peaches. It is such a great dessert that Julia Child dedicated a whole chapter to it. … [Read more...] about Comforting Summer Peach Clafouti
January has come and gone in a flash and now Valentine's Day is looming on the horizon. I am a lucky lady. Every day in our household is filled with love to the point that my girlfriends beg Lord D to give lessons to their husbands on how to give flowers for no reason. To pay it … [Read more...] about Downton S6E5: Adjusting to Married Life with Bubble and Squeak