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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"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
The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month signifies the end of World War I. Across the British Commonwealth, November 11th is known as Remembrance Day, a time to remember and give thanks to all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other … [Read more...] about On the 11th of November, We Pause to Remember
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?
Happy Birthday Isabella Beeton, best known as Mrs. Beeton, the Victorian Domestic Goddess. Her cookbook Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management published in 1861 when she was only 23, was an instant success. It sold a whopping 2 million copies in 1868. March 12 marks her … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Mrs. Beeton–The Victorian Domestic Goddess