International Women’s Day

About International Women’s Day

When:  March 8th

Where: Everywhere

What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. READ MORE

American History in a Cookbook: The Virginia House Wife

Probably the first person to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, Mary Randolph was a member of a high society and definitely a foodie.  Married to Peyton Randolf, the first President of the Continental Congress.  Needless to say she had a busy schedule and she wanted to make the daily routine of kitchen duties for women less time consuming.  Thus, she creates the The Virginia House-wife booking housekeeping and cookbook. READ MORE