Happy Peppercorn Day

Bland

Jane is unsatisfied…despite the delicious mushrooms, lemon and parsley, she thinks her soup is too Blah!

Bonnet and Shawl

So Rose exchanged her pinafore for her bonnet and shawl…

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Help?

…and set off for the Carnicería to consult with Gracia.

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Solution

Gracia has a suggestion…

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Delicious

…and both Rose and Jane think she’s right – adding pepper to the soup makes it perfect!

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Happy Peppercorn Ceremony Day, which has been celebrated in Bermuda every April 23 since 1816. This is a legal transaction wherein  the sum of one peppercorn is presented to the governor by the masonic lodge, as annual payment of rent for the Old State House.

A peppercorn is also legal metaphor in English law for small amounts of money –  to see the wiki entry about legal and actual peppercorns, Click Here

 

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6 thoughts on “Happy Peppercorn Day

  1. Who knew the peppercorn could be the source of so much ceremony. Thanks to the Quimper Cupboard and their human for this fascinating info.

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