Sarah Doberska, Author at Homeschooling

Articles by Sarah Doberska

Tea

Time For Tea?

The ritual of taking daily afternoon tea began in the 1840s amongst the British aristocracy, who introduced it as a small meal to stave off hunger…


Hogmanay

Happy Hogmanay!

The word ‘Hogmanay’ derives from the French ‘hoginane’, meaning ‘gala day’, and was likely first
used in 1561, following the return of Mary Queen of Scots to Scotland from France.


Chocolate

Chocolate: A Gourmet Gift From The Gods?

There is no confusion about the transformation of the word ‘cacao’ [bean] to ‘cocoa’. This is widely believed to be the result of a spelling mistake by English traders – and the misspelt word stuck!