The dismal tidings of mysterious dried meats and strange alcohol-soaked cakes often turn people off of the idea of Victorian Christmas foods. After all, the 19th century wasn’t known for its refrigeration standards. However, there’s a whole world of whimsical, heart-warming Victorian treats you and your family can make into long-standing traditions this holiday season.
Kids and adults will love these sweet treats in the modern day. Coat jarred plums in white sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Heat in the oven on the lowest setting for several hours. When they come out they will be warm, sweet and delicious.
What’s Christmas without a little cheer in a glass? Mulled wine is fast, warming and relaxing. Simmer two cups of water along with 1/4 cup of sugar, pinches of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest until the liquid thickens. Add a bottle of your favorite red wine and allow the mixture to get piping hot, but not boiling. Serve in a mug and you’ll be set for a night of charades.
Like mulled wine, wassail punch can bring cheer to any holiday party. Combine cloves, allspice, ginger root and cinnamon in a cheesecloth. Simmer in a bit of apple cider and cranberry juice until hot and combined. Top off the concoction with a bit of bourbon to warm you up.
Yorkshire Christmas Pie
Some Victorian pies involved high levels of spices to preserve and brighten the pie. Create a modern pot pie twist on this Victorian classic. Include turkey or chicken, vegetables, thyme, parsley and bacon, all wrapped in a cheerful pastry casing for a warming family meal.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire — now that says Christmas. Score the chestnuts, season with butter and herbs, wrap in foil and cook in the oven. These roasted treats will take you back in time and you don’t even have to be a seasoned chef to make them!
Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.