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 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?
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
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 are Still a Good Friday Tradition
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