Showing posts with label folklore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label folklore. Show all posts

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

Make the Golden Buck, a delicious variation of Welsh rabbit (cheese sauce over toast).
Ready or not, here comes the foreteller who lives within the hedgerow.

A Cure for All Care

A slice of Scotch-laced Jamaican Corn Pone for dessert? Aye!
Slàinte mhath! January 25 is Burns Night, the annual observation of the birth and cultural contributions of Scotland’s most famous bard.

Of Love and Cookies

Make some frosted sugar cookies for your sweetheart. Hands down, baking batches (and batches and batches) of cookies is our second favorite dessert-related pastime.

O Fortuna

Feeling glum? Make the Cara Cara Sour cocktail, a smile-worthy sipper.
Today is the day of predictive cloud coverage, animals awakening on specific dates, and remembrances of fortuitous historic happenings.

Best Laid Schemes

Serve a platter of whisky-doused salmon canapés at your next Burns Supper.
One score and three years ago, we hosted our first Burns Supper, a celebration of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796).

Merry May Day

Making a fresh flower wreath to wear as a spring crown. Happy May Day!
For some, the idea of throwing a spring-themed party prompts the distress call, "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!"

Apple Fools Day

Poisson d'avril! "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
– William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 5, Scene 1

Ding, Dong, Dyngus Day

Polish pysanky eggs decorated with symbols of nature's renewal. Happy Wet Monday! Roll out that barrel of Zyviec, set out plates of leftover Easter fare, put some polkas on the turntable, and let the drenching begin!

An Egg and the Green Goddess

Baked eggs with butter lettuce dressed with Basil-pea Green Goddess Dressing. The mystical powers held by the vernal equinox are upon us. Let us gather some of the usual springtime myths and put them in the limelight.

In the St. Paddy's Day Pink

Wild Irish Rose cocktail from The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual. Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. And as in the case of most cataclysmic social events, the time is nigh to draft a civilized drinking plan.

Leap Day Leap of Faith

It's Leap day! Make the Leap Year Cocktail. Today is National Leap Day, a day that exists for purely astronomical reasons.

Oh, the rangoons!

Crab rangoon are cheese-filled fried wontons

February 14 is fast approaching, and throughout America, committed couples, harried parents and singles alike are cursing this day of romance.