Shrove Tuesday…

…Also known as pancake day, fat tuesday and mardi gras. Here’s a little history for you;

‘The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penence. Shrove Tuesday was the last day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The popular celebratory aspect of the day was associated with releasing high spirits before the somber season of Lent.’

‘In the United Kingdom and many other countries, the day is often known as pancake day. Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.’

Click the photo for a link back to some scrummy pancakes we made last year;

Cranberry Pancakes with Orange Honey Maple Syrup

So today I think I’ll be feasting on the last slice of lemon poppy cake, and extra large, overly creamy latte, and may work on a honey almond shortbread recipe. As for tomorrow, I am giving up my unhealthy, overindulgent lifestyle and joining a gym. I have one picked already, it has child care, so there is NO excuse. I see lent as an opportunity ti restart those New Years resolutions that have fallen flat. A second chance to begin working towards goals that one set at the beginning of the year.

So wish me well, tips, tricks words of encouragement will all be appreciated and if you want to join in, the more the merrier. f

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