Holidays

Posset, Syllabub, and Egg Nog

A very happy Winter Solstice to you all!  Here in Atlanta this short day is also overcast and gray, so lighting fires and making merry is definitely called for!  I am planning a Caroling Party for Monday night, and I’ll have some Wassail and Mulled Cider going for the singers.  I covered Wassail in this …

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Great Pumpkins!

Pumpkins, squash and gourds (the ones with yellow blossoms) are New World foods.  Native Americans used them in companion plantings with corn and beans to provide a sustainable ecosystem called ‘Three Sisters’.   They are high in beta carotene, Vitamin A and C, along with lots of dietary fiber.   I love to roast mine to …

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Apple Season

Eating seasonal foods is a fantastic idea all year round, but I admit to getting an extra amount of satisfaction when it comes to end-of-the-year holiday season foods. Starting with late October and working through January, I am going to explore the foods that are in season for North America, the history behind their use …

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