Have you eaten pancakes this week?

In a previous blog post I told you about the origins of Shrove Tuesday, and why we call it Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras.

There seems to be quite a variation in pancakes – the ones we eat in UK are traditionally thin, frying pan sized, and eaten with a sprinkling of sugar and lemon juice.    Although of course, other fillings are available….. Continue reading

Do you call it Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras?

Tomorrow – February 28 – is a special day in many parts of the world.

In the UK it is known as Shrove Tuesday, or more commonly, Pancake Day. This special day is determined by Easter, it always falls 47 days before Easter so the date moves but it will always be between February 3 and March 9.

In other countries, Continue reading