Category Archives: Around the World

Red Valentine’s Dinner

With seeing red everywhere, you know Valentine’s Day is coming. It is a special day we celebrate being in loveView full post »

Groundhog Day

February 2nd marks the day for groundhogs to predict if there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter. ItView full post »

Soap Making

The first evidence we have of a soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC., the first soap makers wereView full post »

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

Hanukkah & Latkes

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a greatView full post »

St. Nicholas Day

If you wake up the morning of December 6th to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely youView full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

Guy Fawkes Night

The air outside is filled with the smell of bonfires and the sound of fireworks. Guy Fawkes Night, also known as BonfireView full post »

Oktoberfest

Known for beer, pretzels and bratwurst, Oktoberfest is a German celebration that appeals to the masses. From wearingView full post »

Midsummers Nights Feast

In Sweden, midsummer is an occasion. It is a time when the sun never sets and everyone escapes from the city to enjoyView full post »

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is a time of celebration, feasting and defined as the longest day of the year. It has been celebratedView full post »

Tosset Cakes

There is a forgotten food dating back over 700 years ago called the Tosset Cake. This little spiced biscuit dates backView full post »

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo simply means the date of the holiday — the fifth of May.  There are numerous ways to enjoy MexicanView full post »

Ohigan

Ohigan literally means “the other shore” in Buddhist terminology. It is two periods of seven days with theView full post »

A Pineapple Welcome

When welcoming a new neighbor or visiting a friend, you can bring them a pineapple as a symbol of friendship andView full post »

Nowruz : First Day of Spring

For many, when we think of Spring’s arrival… we think… fresh, new, alive. It feels like a big stretchView full post »

Welcome Holi

Bid the grey of winter a relieved farewell and welcome spring with a burst of color. The roots of this increasinglyView full post »

Cookie Boxes : Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year celebrates a week of family meals and visits, with gift-giving and money-receiving which thereforeView full post »

French Love : Around The World

France. The country of love. Valentine’s Day in France is known as la Saint-Valentin and despite being celebratedView full post »