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Jane Feng of Jane’s Tea in Chinatown, Vancouver

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA and ACCESS TV were invited to a delightful tea experience with Jane Feng of Jane’s Tea in Chinatown, Vancouver

Jane's Tea in Chinatown, Vancouver

Happy Easter

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy peaceful Easter Holiday with lots of chocolate eggs to enjoy!

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Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday

March 29, 2013 Leave a comment

1  AHA MEDIA and ACCESS TV eat Hot Cross Buns

We’re enjoying Hot Cross Buns today! We wish everyone a Good Friday!

According to Wikipedia

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

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).

Superstitions

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.

An advertisement announcing the sale of hot cross buns for Good Friday in a Hawaii newspaper.

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.

Delicious Pho and Iced Coffee at Lam Hoa Quan in Vancouver

March 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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! 🙂

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Bacon and Sour Cream on Homemade Perogies!

March 23, 2013 Leave a comment

Savory Bacon and tangy sour cream make homemade perogies a mouth watering meal for friends to enjoy!

Snow Day on the First Day of Spring at Rainbow Ice Cream

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

A surprise Snow Day on the  First Day of Spring at Rainbow Ice Cream!

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St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013 in Vancouver

March 20, 2013 Leave a comment

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”

3 AHA MEDIA films St Patrick's Day Parade 2013 in Vancouver