Wishing you and your loved ones a happy peaceful Easter Holiday with lots of chocolate eggs to enjoy!
We’re enjoying Hot Cross Buns today! We wish everyone a Good Friday!
According to Wikipedia
In the times of Elizabeth I of England (1592), the London Clerk of Markets issued a decree forbidding the sale of hot cross buns and other spiced breads, except at burials, on Good Friday, or at Christmas. The punishment for transgressing the decree was forfeiture of all the forbidden product to the poor. As a result of this decree, hot cross buns at the time were primarily made in home kitchens. Further attempts to suppress the sale of these items took place during the reign of James I of England/James VI of Scotland (1603-1625).
English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding hot cross buns. One of them says that buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or mold during the subsequent year. Another encourages keeping such a bun for medicinal purposes. A piece of it given to someone who is ill is said to help them recover.
Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if “Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be” is said at the time. Because there is a cross on the buns, some say they should be kissed before being eaten. If taken on a sea voyage, hot cross buns are said to protect against shipwreck. If hung in the kitchen, they are said to protect against fires and ensure that all breads turn out perfectly. The hanging bun is replaced each year.
A fantastic meal enjoyed with AHA MEDIA and ACCESS TV friends Don Walchuk and Arthur Le at Lam Hoa Quan restaurant in Vancouver
Bowls of steaming House Special Soup and sweetened Iced Coffee made a wonderful memorable time
Many thanks to Arthur for the delightful lunch! 🙂
Savory Bacon and tangy sour cream make homemade perogies a mouth watering meal for friends to enjoy!
A surprise Snow Day on the First Day of Spring at Rainbow Ice Cream!
A lucky St Patrick’s Day parade 2013 in Vancouver was attended by AHA MEDIA and ACCESS TV
“Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you”