Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mothering Sunday

Simnel Cake


The thing you need to know about Mother's Day in England is that it is a Moveable Feast, celebrated every year on the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Since the dates of Lent are not fixed, the date for Mother's Day, historically referred to as Mothering Sunday, changes every year. This year, today is the day! The traditional treat for the occasion, dating back to medieval times, was Simnel Cake:

Thanks to Chapel of the Good Shepherd for this info!

As you can see, the above recipe is an Episcopal Campus Ministry legacy from my dear friend Lynn (1917 - 1993 ). Here she is with her daughter Gerry (1945 - 2000) who was my swimming instructor. The three of us had some great times swimming and cooking together.

Lynn was also an amazing and tender - hearted
seamstress who created these darling little outfits
when Ben was a toddler:

Baby Boilermaker

Red Velvet Christmas Romper

Choo - Choo Train Buttons

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