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
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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?
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
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and the last day of freedom for many children who are back to school. As adults we feel the loss of carefree days by the lake basked in sunshine. The days will be soon be getting shorter and cooler for us in the Northern … [Read more...] about Labor Day Marks the Unofficial End of Summer
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