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Sandra’s Taste of Britain – November 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – November 2014

“For pottage and puddings and custards and pies,Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies,We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon,If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon” – Pilgrim Verse, circa 1633 WELL HERE we are in Autumn, and thoughts come to comfort foods, which for me always includes soups. A […]

Brit / US Spelling Explained – Anglophenia Video

Brit / US Spelling  Explained – Anglophenia Video

Why did Americans drop the “u” from British words like “humour” and “behaviour”? What about “theater” vs “theatre?” Siobhan Thompson from Anglophenia explains the spelling divide between our nations.

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – October 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – October 2014

“And I had but one penny in the world, thou shouldst have it to buy gingerbread” – William Shakespeare GINGER is one of the most common of spices used in British cooking, especially baked goods, including gingerbread, biscuits, Yorkshire parkin etc but also can be used for some savoury dishes, or in a relish. It […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – September 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – September 2014

“It has been said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization” “To think of Tea”: – Angela Repplier   AH…TEA TIME! It is a different way of thinking between Americans and Brits. Here tea is quite acceptable in a plastic cup with water from the […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – August 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – August 2014

“Give me the lettuce that has cool’d it’s heart in the rich earth, Till every joyous leaf is school’d to crispy-crinkled mirth. The wayward endive’s curling head, Cool cucumber slices small, And let the imperial beetroot spread Her purple over all.” (From ‘A ballad to a Salad';  – Warham S Leger 1850-c1915) WELL HERE we […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – July 2014

“The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet book – how not to eat what you’ve just learned to cook!”                     – Andy Rooney AH THE DOG days of summer … wonder why they call it that? This is a lame segue for me to say I have another dog in my life, “Daisy” […]

Chaucer’s Tales Still Lure Visitors To Canterbury

Chaucer’s Tales Still Lure Visitors To Canterbury

AFTER NEARLY 1,000 years, murder in the cathedral is still luring visitors to Canterbury. IT WAS in the Canterbury Cathedral in 1107 that Archbishop Thomas Becket was killed, viciously, by four knights who believed they were doing the bidding of King Henry II. As a result, Becket became a martyr and the cathedral a place […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – June 2014

“To fill the home with the aroma of cooking, is to fill the home with warmth and love!”                        – (Unknown) I ENJOY featuring quotes before my columns, and hope they are enjoyed by you dear reader. If you have any that you would like to share do please let me know, address at the […]

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2014

Sandra’s Taste of Britain – May 2014

“The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.” – Samuel Chamberlain ENGLISH POTTED meats, pate and terrines, really have very little difference between them, and they can be made with a variety of ingredients, such as fish…smoked mackerel, sardines, salmon […]

A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

A Lady-Like St George’s Day Celebration

APRIL 23 was a great excuse for the British Friends of Fallbrook and Bonsall, in California, to get together to celebrate St George’s Day and the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Eight transplanted Brits gathered for a festive lunch to fly the English flag, watch the Queen’s famous wave (albeit solar-driven), and chat about […]

Introduction

The Union Jack has been published monthly since April 1982. Our readership now exceeds 220,000 throughout the USA. We serve a devoted readership comprised primarily of British expatriates, ranging from recent immigrants to war brides who relocated to the States a half-century ago, as well as a growing number of American Anglophiles. All of our readers, whether aged 25 or 75, share a common desire to maintain strong ties to Britain and the British community in America.

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