Thanks to kb for this news item about “Healthy Fruit Cake” from the Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/recipes/fruitcake/rcp-20049984
Fruit cake is coming back. https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/baker-on-a-mission-to-make-fruitcake-fashionable-again-1.4220322 See BCFH posts: “Christmas Cake” and Vernon Applesauce Fruit Cake
Food researchers interested in exploring food history in the newspapers can now access back issues of the Colonist from 1858 to 1970 online for free at http://britishcolonist.ca/
Building a brewery: Massive Molson Coors plant takes shape in Chilliwack This article mentions the resurgence of hop production in the Fraser Valley. See also a recent BCFH blog on hop farming:
The Dutch introduced tulips, polders and…Sinterklaas to the world and December 5 is Sinterklaas Eve, when children get oranges or coal in their shoes, brought to them by a stately bishop and his servant. For some modern controversy about Sinterklaas, see this link from the Washington Post.