Word of the Week: Peach Melba

Pêche Melba or Peach Melba is a noun and defined as half a peach filled with cream set on a bed of vanilla ice cream and covered with raspberry sauce. This dessert was invented in the late 1800’s by French chef Auguste Escoffier, in honor of the famous opera singer Nellie Melba. Born in 1861,Continue reading “Word of the Week: Peach Melba”

Word of the Week: Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a noun and is defined as a salad usually made of romaine, garlic, anchovies, and croutons and dressed with olive oil, coddled egg, lemon juice, and grated cheese.  Many foodies think this dish, like the word July, is named after the famous Roman general Julius Caesar. However, the salad was developed byContinue reading “Word of the Week: Caesar Salad”

Word of the Week: Graham Cracker

Graham cracker is a noun and defined as a slightly sweet cracker made of whole wheat flour. First developed in 1833, the graham cracker received its name from the minister Sylvester Graham. Graham was involved in the 19th century temperance movement where he preached about minimizing pleasure while following a vegetarian diet. As a result,Continue reading “Word of the Week: Graham Cracker”

Word of the Week: December

December is a noun and defined as the 12th month of the Gregorian calendar. First used around the 12th century, December  is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin. Historical names for December include the Anglo-Saxon word Ærra Geola or the month “before Yule”. Today, the mostContinue reading “Word of the Week: December”

Word of the Week: November

November is a noun and defined as the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar. First used around the 13th century, November is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin. Historical names for November include the Anglo-Saxon word Blōtmonath, or the “the month of blood sacrifices,” since theContinue reading “Word of the Week: November”

Word of the Week: October

October is a noun and defined as the tenth month of the Gregorian calendar. First used around the 12th century, October  is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin. Historical names for October include the Anglo-Saxon word Winterfylleth or the “winter full moon” because winter began duringContinue reading “Word of the Week: October”

Word of the Week: September

September is a noun and defined as the ninth month of the Gregorian calendar. First used around the 12th century, September is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin. Historical names for September include the Anglo-Saxon word Hāligmonath or “holy month” because religious festivals would occur toContinue reading “Word of the Week: September”

Word of the Week: August

August is a noun and defined as the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. First used around the mid-1600s, August is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin. Today, the most widely used calendar is the Gregorian calendar. Introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, the GregorianContinue reading “Word of the Week: August”