Eat Like a Queen

Photo by Romu00e9o on Pexels.com In the past 70 years we’ve learned so much about our favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We know her favorite breed of dog is the corgi and spends her summers at Balmoral Castle each summer. But what are her favorite foods? It is said Her Majesty is a very healthy …

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Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or …

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British Pie Week 2022

British Meat Pie Welcome to British Pie Week! Meat pies have been a popular part of British cuisine since around the 12th Century. From March 7 to 13, 2022 we celebrate all things pie, from sweet to savory. This is the perfect time to learn about British pie, try new pies, or even make a …

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A Burns’ Night Celebration

Photo by Callam Barnes on Pexels.com Every January 25, Scots celebrate their most famous bard, Robert Burns. The first Burns’ night was held by his friends to honor his memory in 1801 and is still celebrated over 220 years later!  Although the current COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging social events and get-togethers, you can still …

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Roasted Holiday Brussel Sprouts

As a kid, I absolutely HATED brussel sprouts. They were always boiled and they tasted gross. Some melted butter and a bit of salt and they were slightly more tolerable but still nasty. They were demonized in 90s television so I felt I wasn’t alone in my hatred of brussel sprouts. Enter the roasted brussel …

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Canada Day & Nanaimo Bars

To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, why not make a traditional Canadian dessert called Nanaimo Bars (pronounced na-nai-mo). The name Nanaimo comes from the city of Nanaimo on the Vancouver Island of British Columbia. The name itself means “big strong tribe” in the local native language. Nanaimo Bars are very popular in Canada and …

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Easter Special: Tea-Dyed Eggs

In a trend of “life hacking”, everyone is always looking for new ways to make life easier, save money, or going green. Holidays are no exception. If you are low on Easter egg dyes or simply want to reduce your carbon footprint, look no further than your cupboard! If you have a large collection of …

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Mulled Cider

Winter has finally arrived and that means colder days and longer nights. While many dread winter, some enjoy it because of some of the activities one can do. Some of the best wintertime activities include bundling up in a blanket, listening to a fire in the fireplace, and drinking hot beverages. For most of us, …

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Recipe – Custard Cream

If you miss custard creams or just crave them, then you can make them yourself with a few simple ingredients from your pantry and a little custard powder. This recipe for custard cream cookies is from Good Housekeeping UK. I first made this recipe before I had a kitchen scale (more on this later). US …

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The Great British Bake Off

I admit that summer is not my favorite season of the year. It’s too hot, too bright, and nearly everyone I know goes away on vacation. While I am stuck at home, there isn’t much to watch on TV, either. I’m stuck watching a bunch of reruns until they come back with new episodes...until late …

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