Featured UK Food: UK Recipes for Kids
Haggis has been outlawed from import into the United States since the 1970s, but that does not stop you from making your own! We’ll stick with something simpler here, though: baked beans on toast, typically served with a “Fry Up” or traditional British Breakfast.
Or, if you don’t feel like making your own beans, or have spinach or small tomatoes for garnish, you can simply open a can of baked beans and spread over toast!
UK Tea Party for Kids
Afternoon tea is such a lovely English custom! Here’s a bit about the history of afternoon tea.
You can have a tea party with kids right at home! Here are some suggestions for a wonderful and easy tea party. Choose just one or do them all. And don’t forget some fancy napkins!
- Herbal tea, hot chocolate, or lemonade
- Tea sandwiches
- Scones with jam and clotted cream
- Different cheeses
- Fruit (berries are great!)
- Macarons (the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s are actually great!)
Here are lots more recipes for an afternoon tea party!
Featured UK Scientist: Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin was a chemist whose research led to understanding the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, and viruses. At King’s College, London in 1951, her work on X-Ray diffraction facilitated the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA. She died in 1958 at the age of 37 of Ovarian cancer, four years before Watson, Crick, and Wilkens received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of DNA, continuing her work. Watson suggested Franklin should receive the award posthumously, but the Nobel Committee generally does not make posthumous nominations.
After finishing work on DNA, Franklin studied the molecular structure of viruses, and her team member, Aaron Klug, continued her research after her death and won the Nobel Prize in 1982. Her research in both areas was critical to the creation of mRNA vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine.