This gluten-free cake will really get you in the festive spirit, with sweet apples, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. There is also no added sugar and a nut free version. Ingredients 1 cup (225 g) butter, room temperature, plus extra for greasing 3-4 cups (450 g/1 Read more »
Where did “Santa Claus” come from?
The Americana Encyclopedia says: "The beloved image of Santa Claus as a fat, jolly, bearded old man derives from St. Nicholas, an austere-looking 4th century Christian [Catholic] bishop of Asia Minor, who was noted for his good works. The idea of GIFT GIVING associated with Read more »
Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations on the same day
By Rachel Shabi This year, in a miraculous alignment befitting of the season, Christmas and Hanukkah fall on the exact same day. What are the odds? OK, look, I don’t know the odds; just thinking about it makes my head hurt. Hanukkah, which lasts eight days, has often Read more »