Today is the 20th November also known as Stir it up Sunday. The last Sunday of the month before Advent.
It is a tradition that harks back to Victorian times, when the family would gather together to stir the Christmas pudding five weeks before Christmas. The opening words of the Book Of Common Prayer, read on this Sunday before Advent, are ‘Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord’, so the tradition stands that this is the day to get stirring!
I have my fruits ready for blitzing, and to douse them in a cocktail of rum,brandy and cherry wine. I have informed my parents that I shall invading their home this faithful Sunday, in order to create a new family tradition.
Years ago families would gather together in the kitchen to each take turns in stirring the mixture from East to West, whilst making a wish it is said we stir in this direction as the three wise men came from the east to visit Mary and baby Jesus.
I hope that many of you will be taking part in Stir it up Sunday today.
If you do please let me know.
Lots of foodie luv Dan xx