Web Holidays

Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Oct 122014

3/4 cup apples, peel, cored & roughly chopped 1-2 tablespoons honey 1 cup water 1/4 cup red wine vinegar generous squeeze from 1 lemon splash of cognac 1/2 cup vegetable oil salt & pepper to taste assorted greens Wash and pat dry greens, set aside. In a saucepan, over medium heat, simmer apples and honey […]

 October 12, 2014  Posted by at 12:20 am Salads Comments Off on Tossed Greens with Apple Vinaigrette
Oct 112014

1/2 pound potatoes, peeled & roughly chopped 1/2 pound fresh pumpkin, peeled & roughly chopped butter 1 onion, finely chopped salt & pepper to taste Place pumpkin and potatoes in a large pan and cover with water. Cook until fork tender. Drain and set aside. Sauté onion in butter until soft. Mash pumpkin and potatoes […]

 October 11, 2014  Posted by at 9:22 pm Side Dishes Comments Off on Pumpkins & Potatoes
Oct 102014

Adapted from a Canadian government publication. 1/2 cup wild rice 1-1/3 cup cold water 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon 2 slices bacon 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons green onion 1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme parsley Bring rice, water and bouillon to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 60 minutes (or more until water is absorbed […]

 October 10, 2014  Posted by at 9:22 pm Side Dishes Comments Off on Wild Rice with Mushrooms
Oct 092014

4 anchovy fillets 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 3 pound boneless veal roast , tied 4-6 tablespoons butter 1//2 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup chicken broth or stock 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 3/4 teaspoon […]

 October 9, 2014  Posted by at 9:23 pm Entrees Comments Off on Braised Veal with Tomato Sauce
Oct 082014

cake 6 eggs, separated 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa filling 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur or 3 tablespoons strong coffee chocolate sprinkles and coffee beans for garnish Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a jellyroll pan with parchment […]

 October 8, 2014  Posted by at 9:23 pm Desserts Comments Off on Creamy Mocha Roll
Oct 072014

Kahlua Amaretto Irish Cream dark roast coffee, hot whipped cream Put one shot of Kahlua, Amaretto and Irish Cream into each mug. Fill up with coffee and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

 October 7, 2014  Posted by at 9:24 pm Beverages Comments Off on Canadian Coffee
Jul 012014

Poutine is a common Canadian dish, originating in Quebec, made with french fries, topped with a light brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds. “A cheese curd is an orangish cheese byproduct that feels like Silly Putty but tastes a lot better. It was invented accidentally by UW cheese scientists attempting to create an object of […]

 July 1, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am Side Dishes Tagged with:  Comments Off on Poutine
Jun 302014

A light pecan cake with whipped cream topping and a butterscotch sauce. cake 6 eggs, separated 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup chopped pecan, toasted icing 2-1/2 cup whipping cream 2 Tbsp granulated sugar butterscotch sauce 1-1/2 […]

 June 30, 2014  Posted by at 5:11 pm Desserts Tagged with:  Comments Off on Schmoo Cake
Jun 172013
Canadian Flags

skill level: easiest cost: under $5 craft time: 5 minutes 3×5 index card markers or paint Popsicle stick tape or glue Paint or color the index card to look like the Canadian flag. Glue or tape the “flag” to the “pole”-the Popsicle stick. Alternatively, just paint the red strips then paste a maple leaf in […]

 June 17, 2013  Posted by at 10:32 am For Canada Day Comments Off on Canadian Flags
Jun 102013

6 mint leaves 6 blueberries 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 cup lemonade 1-1/2 ounces rye whiskey soda water In cocktail shaker, combine mint leaves, blueberries and lime juice; muddle. Add lemonade and rye; top with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into old-fashioned glass. Add splash of soda water. from The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

 June 10, 2013  Posted by at 6:37 pm Beverages Comments Off on Canadian Mojito